iOS 18 will be a landmark update in more ways than one

Apple just released iOS 17.4 beta for developers with many improvements and features. However, a recent report reveals the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 18, will be a significant update, unveiling in June at WWDC 2024. This report comes from famed Apple journalist Mark Gurman through his latest Power On newsletter.  He states Apple sees iOS 18 as “one of the biggest iOS updates — if not the biggest — in the company’s history.” That will be a significant shift if iOS gets a massive overhaul. With iOS 17, we got great features like the recent stolen device protection, but the underlying operating system was still similar to its predecessor. So, what’s causing all the commotion? AI, and the billion bucks a year Apple has reportedly been spending on it. What’s coming with iOS 18 Images: KnowTechie According to Gurman, iOS 18 could be the company’s most ambitious update in years, with major artificial intelligence features in play.  Apple’s head of software engineering, Craig Federighi, told employees last year that the operating system– codenamed Crystal–will have ambitious changes all around. Gurman has previously reported Apple is planning multiple new AI integrations with iOS 18, including a tuned-up version of Siri, which will be more intelligent and use a large language model (LLM), just like ChatGPT. Yes, that means Siri will no longer (hopefully) be outclassed by Google Assistant and Alexa. While we don’t know exactly what that will look like, we expect more natural interactions for a…iOS 18 will be a landmark update in more ways than one

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