iOS 14 Leak Details New HomeKit Features for Lights and Cameras

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A plethora of leaks from iOS 14 have emerged this week and 9to5Mac has shared more tidbits on what’s coming, specifically new features for Apple’s HomeKit.

Zac Hall writes, “new in iOS 14 for HomeKit will be the ability to automatically adjust light color temperature throughout the day.” This feature would essentially be similar to Night Shift for HomeKit, but for lights, adjusting colour temperatures of your light bulbs as day progresses to evening, assisting the body’s circadian rhythms.

For cameras that support HomeKit, iOS 14 will bring a “new face classification feature” which will identify people. This could allow for more detailed notifications when movement is detected and mention a specific family member, for example.

As for tvOS 14 and Apple TV, code within iOS 14 details a “new permanent audio output option,” which means users can pick a new AirPlay 2 audio output by default, instead of having to go into settings and select it each time.

Apple is expected to share new versions of its software at WWDC this summer, but with coronavirus outbreaks shutting down major conferences, it doesn’t look like the annual developer conference will happen.

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