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Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Initial releaseSeptember 16, 2020; 21 months ago (2020-09-16) (iOS)
September 20, 2021; 9 months ago (2021-09-20) (iPadOS)
October 25, 2021; 8 months ago (2021-10-25) (macOS)
Operating systemiOS, iPadOS and macOS
PlatformiPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone SE (3rd generation), iPod Touch (7th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (4th generation), iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini (5th generation), iPad Mini (6th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad (6th generation), iPad (7th generation), iPad (8th generation), iPad (9th generation), iPad Pro (1st generation), iPad Pro (2nd generation), iPad Pro (3rd generation), iPad Pro (4th generation), iPad Pro (5th generation), MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro
TypeTranslation software
LicenseProprietary Edit this on Wikidata

Translate is an iOS and iPadOS translation app developed by Apple for their iOS and iPadOS devices. Introduced on June 22, 2020, it functions as a service for translating text sentences or speech between several languages and was officially released on September 16, 2020, along with iOS 14. All translations are processed through the neural engine of the device, and as such can be used offline.[1]

On June 7, 2021, Apple announced that the app would be available on iPad models running iPadOS 15, as well as Macs running macOS Monterey. The app was officially released for iPad models on September 20, 2021, along with iPadOS 15. It was also released for Mac models on October 25, 2021, along with macOS Monterey.


Translation of 11 languages, since the 2020 launch, is currently supported between the UK (British) and US (American) dialects of English, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, the European dialect of Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, the Brazilian dialect of Portuguese, and Russian.[2] All languages support dictation and can be downloaded for offline use.


  1. ^ "How to use Translate on your iPhone". Apple Support. Retrieved 2020-10-25.
  2. ^ "Apple's new Translate app works offline with 11 languages". 22 June 2020. Retrieved 2020-07-20.