iOS 18 to offer revamped Home Screen and AI-powered Siri – Gurman

A new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman sheds light on several exciting features and improvements that are rumored to be a part of iOS 18.  From a revamped Home Screen promising unparalleled customization to groundbreaking advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), iOS 18 is expected to redefine the iPhone experience.


Everything you need to know about iOS 18: RCS messaging, enhanced Siri, and next-gen accessibility

One of the most talked-about features of iOS 18 is a revamped Home Screen that promises to be “more customizable.” While specific details are yet to be disclosed, Apple’s focus on enhancing user customization hints at a more personalized and user-friendly experience. This update is expected to make it easier for users to tailor their device’s interface to suit their preferences and workflow.

iOS 18 is also expected to leverage advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to deliver a more intelligent and intuitive user experience. Reports suggest that Apple will integrate new generative AI functionality for Siri and multiple apps.


Another noteworthy addition rumored for iOS 18 is RCS (Rich Communication Services) support in the Messages app. This enhancement is aimed at improving messaging capabilities, particularly between iPhones and Android devices. By embracing RCS, Apple seeks to offer a more seamless and feature-rich messaging experience to its users.

iMessage RCS iPhone

iOS 18 is expected to introduce new accessibility features, including advancements in hearing aid technology. The expansion of features like “Conversation Boost” in AirPods Pro highlights Apple’s dedication to inclusivity and enhancing the user experience for individuals with hearing impairments.

AirPods- Conversation Boost

In addition to functional upgrades, iOS 18 is likely to undergo design changes to refresh the overall look and feel of the operating system. While it may not heavily borrow from other Apple OS versions, like visionOS, users can anticipate a modernized interface that aligns with Apple’s design philosophy.

Apple’s strategic partnerships with tech giants like Google, OpenAI, and Anthropic underscore the tech giant’s commitment to advancing AI capabilities in iOS 18.

Anticipation is high for iOS 18’s official unveiling, slated to occur at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. Typically, Apple releases developer betas in June, with a public release expected in the fall alongside new iPhone models. The combination of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, watchOS 11, visionOS 2, and macOS updates promises a comprehensive upgrade across Apple’s ecosystem.

(via Bloomberg)

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