ios 18

The rumor mill has been churning for months, hinting at a massive overhaul for iOS 18. Now, a new report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, known for his Apple leaks and predictions, sheds more light on what we can expect when the software is officially revealed next month.

Gurman’s report highlights a significant focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in iOS 18, with features spanning across various apps and functionalities. Here’s a breakdown of some of the potential upgrades:

  • Effortless Transcription: Imagine effortlessly converting voice memos to text, similar to the Google Pixel Recorder app. This feature is likely to be integrated directly into the existing iOS Voice Memos app.

  • Photo Editing Magic: Get ready for photo editing enhancements inspired by AI tools like those found on the Samsung Galaxy S24 series. This could involve removing or manipulating objects within photos, or color optimization – with the Photos app also expected to receive a general upgrade.

  • Search Revolution: AI is poised to make searching across iOS 18 and macOS 15 “faster and more reliable” according to Gurman. This might translate to including results from a wider range of apps and an improved understanding of natural language queries.

  • Smarter Replies: Say goodbye to repetitive replies! Apple Mail and Messages could soon offer AI-generated responses, essentially taking over the writing for you (with the option to review and edit before sending, of course).

  • Safari Gets a Boost: Apple’s browser, Safari, is also in line for a significant upgrade. Gurman suggests AI will enhance web searches, delivering more relevant results and even providing quick summaries of the web pages you visit.

  • A More Conversational Siri: Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, is set to become more natural and engaging. Gurman reports that Siri will leverage Apple’s large language models to provide “natural-sounding interactions,” making conversations feel less robotic.

  • AI on Your Keyboard: Get ready for instant, custom emojis based on what you’re typing! This novel AI feature, not previously mentioned in leaks, could eliminate the struggle of finding the perfect emoji for your message.

  • Smart Summaries Everywhere: Stay on top of information overload with AI-powered summaries. Expect to see these summaries for emails, webpages, messages, and potentially even notifications. This feature aligns with previous leaks and could significantly reduce reading time.

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While not strictly AI-related, Gurman reiterates his previous claims about iOS 18’s home screen customization options. Users will likely have more freedom in arranging app icons (beyond the current grid system) and even changing their colors to create personalized themes.

This report offers a sneak peek at some of the exciting features coming to iOS 18. While there’s likely more to be revealed, Gurman specifically mentions potential improvements like tighter Calendar-Reminders integration, enhanced math functions in Notes, and smoother song transitions in Apple Music. With AI at the forefront, iOS 18 promises to be a significant upgrade, making your iPhone experience more intuitive and efficient.

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