iOS 18: All the rumors and new features

iOS 18 is rumored to include new generative AI features for Siri, Shortcuts, Messages, Apple Music, Pages, and more. During an earnings call in February 2024, Apple CEO Tim Cook mentioned that the company was working on generative AI and would share details “later this year.” This update is expected to significantly improve how Siri and the Messages app can handle questions and autocomplete sentences, possibly automating complex tasks through deeper integration with the Shortcuts app.

With the introduction of RCS support in the Messages app, iOS 18 promises to significantly improve communication between Apple and Android users, reinforcing Apple’s leadership position in the industry.

RCS support in the Messages App

Apple announced in November 2023 that it would support the RCS cross-platform messaging standard in the Messages app on iPhone, starting “later” in 2024. This should improve the default messaging experience between iPhones and Android devices, including high-quality photos and videos. resolution, audio messages, typing indicators, read receipts, Wi-Fi messaging, and improved group chats.

Design changes inspired by visionOS

iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 are rumored to feature visionOS-inspired design elements, such as a translucent navigation bar in the Apple TV app on iPadOS 18, similar to the one introduced in the tvOS 17.2 version of the app in 2023. It is also planned redesign several other system menus and built-in apps in iOS 18, including Safari.

The long-awaited iOS 18 update, highlighted by the implementation of generative AI, reflects Apple’s commitment to innovation, delivering significant advancements in Siri, Messages and other apps.

The biggest iOS update

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple considers iOS 18 to have the potential to be the “largest” software update in iPhone history, seen within the company as one of, if not the most, significant updates in the company’s history. company history.

iOS 18 will be announced at Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, in June, and will be released to all users in September. Some generative AI features could be exclusive to the iPhone 16 models, which are rumored to have a Neural Engine with “significantly” more cores.

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