Apple is preparing to introduce major innovations that will excite iPhone users with iOS 18. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this update will be the most comprehensive software update in iPhone history. Gurman states that iOS 18 is seen as the biggest, perhaps even the most important, update in iPhone software within the company.
First, iOS 18 will include support for RCS (Rich Communication Services), which was previously announced by Apple and is expected to be available in 2024. This feature will improve the messaging experience between iPhone and Android devices. Thanks to RCS support, features such as high-resolution photo and video sending, voice messages, typing indicators and read notifications will be possible. In addition, advanced features such as messaging between iPhone and Android devices over Wi-Fi and the ability for iPhone users to leave the conversation in group chats will also be offered.
According to Gurman, iOS 18 will empower Siri with generative AI technology. This will improve the abilities of both Siri and the Messages app to answer questions and auto-complete sentences. It is stated that Apple is also exploring productive AI features on its other platforms such as Apple Music, Pages, Keynote and Xcode. This means integrating Siri with large language models that will allow users to automate complex tasks.
These developments will strengthen Apple’s position in the text-to-video category. Generative AI technology, which gained popularity with chatbots such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, has started a new race among companies. These chatbots are trained on large language models and have the ability to respond like humans. Apple aims to provide users with a richer and more interactive experience by taking an important step in this field with iOS 18.
The introduction of iOS 18 to users as a result of the technologies that Apple has been working on and developing for years will radically renew the iPhone experience. With this update, Apple’s innovative approach to software engineering and leadership in technology come to the fore once again. Users will have a smarter Siri, advanced messaging features and many other innovative features with the iOS 18 update, which is expected to be released in September this year.