iOS 18 – The Biggest iPhone Update?

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Apple is gearing up for a major shake-up with its upcoming iOS 18, set to be the most significant software overhaul in iPhone history, according to tech insider Mark Gurman of Bloomberg.

In a recent Q&A segment of his Power On newsletter, Gurman teased that iOS 18 is being touted as potentially the most substantial update ever within Apple circles. While he remained tight-lipped about specific features, he assured readers that more details would be unveiled in the coming days.

I’m told that the new operating system is seen within the company as one of the biggest iOS updates — if not the biggest — in the company’s history,

– Mark Gurman, Bloomberg

One exciting change on the horizon is the integration of Rich Communication Services (RCS) in the Messages app, enabling seamless communication between iPhone and Android users. This means sharing high-quality photos and videos, read receipts, typing indicators, and even joining group chats spanning both platforms.

Beyond messaging, Apple is venturing into generative AI technology to enhance Siri and the Messages app’s ability to handle queries and auto-complete sentences.

This might also extend to other apps like Apple Music, Pages, Keynote, and Xcode, creating a more intuitive user experience.

Notably, Apple’s plan to integrate large language models into Siri promises to streamline complex tasks and deepen integration with the Shortcuts app. Expected to roll out in 2024, this feature is likely to be a game-changer for iPhone users seeking more automation and efficiency.

Source: Bloomberg