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Business News/ Technology / News/  Apple WWDC 2024: iOS 18 leaks, features, supporting devices and everything we know so far

Apple WWDC 2024: iOS 18 leaks, features, supporting devices and everything we know so far

Apple is expected to unveil major AI enhancements in iOS 18 at WWDC, with rumors suggesting a groundbreaking update for iPhones. Reports hint at smarter Siri, AI integration in native apps, and collaborations with industry giants like OpenAI and Google.

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Apple enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the tech giant's next move as rumors swirl about significant advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) coming to iOS devices. With competitors like Google and Samsung making strides in AI, all eyes are on Apple to unveil its plans for integrating the technology into its ecosystem.

The stage is set for Apple's WWDC event on June 10, where the company is expected to showcase its latest developments, including the highly anticipated iOS 18 update. Speculation is rife that this update could mark a watershed moment for iPhones, with Bloomberg's Mark Gurman suggesting it could be one of the most significant updates in the device's history, thanks in part to the rumored AI features.

Among the rumored AI enhancements is a smarter iteration of Siri, powered by generative AI, poised to revolutionize user interactions. Reports also suggest that AI capabilities will extend beyond Siri to various native apps like Spotlight, Shortcuts, Apple Music, and even health-related features.

Apple's pursuit of AI technology has reportedly involved collaborations with industry heavyweights such as OpenAI, Google, and China's Baidu. However, some of the most advanced generative AI features may be reserved for the iPhone 16 Pro model, leveraging the power of next-generation chipsets.

In addition to AI advancements, iOS 18 may introduce customizable home screen features akin to those found on Android devices. Another exciting prospect is the potential inclusion of RCS (Rich Communication Services) in the Messages app, promising an enhanced messaging experience for users.

As per Apple's tradition, the official unveiling of iOS 18 is expected to take place at WWDC, with a subsequent rollout following the launch of the iPhone 16 model. This means enthusiasts will likely have to wait until September or October to get their hands on the latest features. While current-gen iPhones are expected to be compatible with iOS 18, the exact lineup of supported devices remains unconfirmed until Apple's official announcement.



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Published: 29 Mar 2024, 05:10 PM IST
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