Apple leaks its very own iPhone Update, and the culprit is none other than the iOS 14, which can't stop revealing Apple's secrets! 9to5Mac was also able to catch a sneak peek and find out more about Apple's ambitious CarKey iPhone upgrade!
The CarKey upgrade aims to allow owners to unlock as well as share their cars with other people using their phones! Apple gets into the auto industry with one of the world's biggest carmakers as their partner!
Other secret Apple projects
One more secret Apple project that has just been leaked by Jan Prosser is that Apple is working to bring back its failed AirPower wireless charging mat for the iPhones, AirPods, as well as the Apple Watch. This is quite an interesting attempt since Apple is not known to be the one to revive products but rather phase them out.
This could be a sad turn of events for the iPhone because if this happens, the implication would be that Apple prefers to make its iPhones port-less in the future instead of making the switch from the Lightning port to the USB-C.
Interestingly enough, Prosser states that Apple is still using the same 'Callisto' codename for the upcoming revived AirPower. Additional info states that the design will be "less but larger transmitter coils than V.1," which is an attempt to be able to reduce the overheating side-effects which originally derailed the project.
Other CarKey leaks
Details have no leaked online for the CarKey. Screenshots are surfacing fresh from what was seen, and surprisingly, a BMW is being used as an example! During this stage, the interface is considered fairly rudimentary, but it still highlights the basic functions of CarKey that are leaked in the iOS 14 beta software.
Express Mode is included as well as specific lock access: Trunk only, Access only and also an Access & Drive. This holds much sway to become a potential revolution for the whole car industry when the new feature launches with iOS 14 this coming September.
9to5Mac's explanation describes the iOS beta code attained shows evidence that the BMW will be the very first CarKey partner. The carmaker has not issued any remarks denying this possibility. Although unspoken, 9to5Mac deducts that it has BMW, and Apple has already partnered.
Additional information about the possible partners
The interesting part is that CCC partners, which also include General Motors, Honda, Volkswagen, Hyundai, and even LG, Panasonic, and Samsung, appear to all be working on a different third-party system to be able to fit into any make of any car.
The CCC has already stated that it is "developing a [smart car key] specification based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in combination with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) to enable passive keyless access and to allow secure and accurate positioning."
There are currently only three different smartphones that possess this UWB chip, namely the iPhone 11, the iPhone 11 Pro, and also the iPhone 11 Pro Max.