News and rumors about the next Apple iOS 18 update

Apple prepares the launch of iOS 18.

iOS 17, released last year, introduced notable improvements like new contact banners and a more simplified way to share contacts. iOS version 18 would have new things prepared for Apple users; The most important ones are focused on AI, since the competition is tough.

Apple's main competitors, Samsung and Google advanced very quickly in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Samsung incorporated powerful and easy-to-use tools that are capable of effortlessly removing objects or people from the background of photos.

Also implemented the function Audio Magic Eraser, which is designed to remove annoying background noise from videos. For its part, Google uses AI expertise behind the scenes in its newer phones, such as the Pixel 8. It must be said that in these it has significantly improved the automatic quality of photos.

Local processing for AI, privacy and power

iPhone 15 Pro Max

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Rumors indicate that the iOS 18 update will stand out for its focus on local processing of your AI. Meanwhile, they say that Apple's AI will work entirely on the user's device, so cloud-based processing will not be necessary. This approach has advantages and disadvantages.

On the one hand, users can expect Faster responses and greater privacy, since your data remains on your devices. However, there is a major disadvantage: this can also restrict access to powerful cloud-based resources that are often necessary for advanced AI capabilities.

In contrast, Samsung Galaxy AI and Google AI, like Gemini, require cloud support for some of their more sophisticated features, despite also offering offline options for certain functions.

Apple's suite of generative AI improvements in iOS 18 and other new features

Apple iOS 18.

iOS 18 from Apple.

iOS 18 will have a suite of generative AI improvements across the entire Apple app ecosystem. Rumors point to improvements to Spotlight search, Siri's ability to address complex questions, and powerful image editing tools in the native Photos app.

Following with Siri, iOS 18 is also expected to introduce a significant update for Apple's virtual assistant. Additionally, Apple is rumored to focus more on software improvements than hardware upgrades for the iPhone 16, with AI taking center stage.

Some of the AI ​​features that could come to iOS 18 include real-time translation, generative images and text, following in the footsteps of Android, but with a unique Apple touch.

Release date and device compatibility

Apple is expected to unveil the iOS 18 version at WWDC24.

Apple is expected to unveil the iOS 18 version at WWDC24.

Apple plans to officially unveil iOS 18 and its AI capabilities at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which will take place on 10 to 14 June 2024. After the presentation, beta versions are expected to be released to developers and the general public, before the final release later in the year.

As for device compatibility, rumors suggest that iOS 18 could be compatible with a wide range of models of iPhones, possibly including the iPhone XR and iPhone XS. However, it is possible that some of the Older devices may not have access to all the new features, especially those related to advanced AI.

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