Apple iOS 18: Update, release date, features, key details

Apple iOS 18: Update, release date, features, key details
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Apple iOS 18: Update, release date, features, key details
Mar 12, 2024

iOS 18 is Apple's next operating system for its iPhone models, including the rumored iPhone 16. It is expected to be announced during the WWDC 2024 keynote and there there are high hopes that Apple will focus on AI applications as it has to compete with Google, OpenAI, Microsoft and other players. Here you will find everything you need to know about this operating system.

When will Apple announce iOS 18?

If Apple follows the trend, Apple is expected to announce iOS 18 during WWDC 2024 keynote . The Worldwide Developers Conference usually takes place in the first week of June. Although previously held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, Apple began pre-recording the WWDC keynote at the start of the pandemic and then took a hybrid approach, inviting developers and media celebrities to attend the Apple presentation. Park in Cupertino.

items on iOS 18 features

Although the WWDC 2024 keynote is still a few months away, software changes are harder to predict because Apple has more control over this information. We don't know much about the main features of iOS 18. However, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes that this update will be quite comprehensive. Internally, Apple management has described this upcoming operating system as "ambitious and compelling." Artificial intelligence is the key to iOS 18
According to Jeff Pu, an analyst at Haitong International Securities, iOS 18 could finally add AI capabilities to the generative technology AI on the iPhone by the end of 2024. He suggested that Apple will develop a few hundred AI servers in 2023 and even more in 2024. TrendForce also suggests that Apple buy AI servers as AI server company Supermicro “expands its efforts to secure AI”. Apple and Meta."

Combining l 'cloud-based and computer-on-device artificial intelligence, Apple will finally release its generative AI to iPhone and iPad users in late 2024, which means it will become part of the iOS 18 cycle.
Some other reports also talk about Apple's upcoming GPT. reveal that Cupertino spends millions of dollars every day to train its Large Language Models (LLM).

Although the post indicates that the majority of this investment would be focused on AppleCare customers, the Siri team plans to incorporate these language models to create complex shortcut integrations to achieve much . greater accessibility.

The interesting thing part of this story is that Apple team members believe their most advanced language model, Ajax GPT, which Bloomberg had previously talked about, could be better than OpenAI's GPT. 3.5. Even though the other company is already working on better solutions, it's nice to know that Apple has significantly improved the area of conversational AI.

According to the iOS 17.4 code, Apple is testing a total of four AI models. Two of them are AjaxGPT and also use Google's ChatGPT and FLAN-T5.

Eventually, Apple wants to improve its LLM and integrate it with iOS and therefore compares its test results with ChatGPT with FLAN-T5 in on-device and online processing.

How could Apple use artificial intelligence with iOS 18?

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman also agrees with Jeff Pu and The Information as he believes generative AI will be a big part of iOS 18 and iPhone 16. Here are some uses for Apple's artificial intelligence cases:

Summary and autocomplete features for top apps and productivity software (Pages, Keynote). This is also what leaker Eyes1122 says, who claims that the iOS 18 code suggests this functionality.

  • Best playlist creation on Apple Music
  • Siri (a excellent review focused on AI)
  • Complete code in a new version of Xcode for developers

AppleCare tools to help employees help customers solve problems

Tim Cook confirms the arrival of artificial intelligence, but key features may be delayed until later

In Apple's first earnings call of the year, the company's CEO Tim Cook didn't mention the name of iOS 18. But he mentioned AI twice, teasing upcoming announcements. He did this once during his speech, right after reminding attendees about the launch of Vision Pro.

Cook said Apple will invest "a tremendous amount of time and effort" in artificial intelligence, with details expected to be released later this year.

Moments like this [the launch of Vision Pro] are like that, we live in Apple. That's why we do what we do. That's why we are so committed to disruptive innovation and strive to push the boundaries of technology as we work to enrich the lives of our users.

Looking to the future, continuing to invest in these and other technologies that will shape the future. This includes artificial intelligence, in which we continue to invest a significant amount of time and effort, and we hope to share details of our ongoing work in this area later this year.

However, it was enough, Tim Cook's words were not enough to convince Jeff Pu, analyst at Haitong Securities. He believes AAPL stock is overvalued because he believes investors should also be wary of the iPhone 15, AirPods, Mac and Apple Watch cycle, as well as the “potentially silent iPhone 16.” 

Although generative artificial intelligence is in late this year. As the iPhone takes shape, this should be limited with some AI-related hardware updates for the iPhone 16 with the A18 and A18 Pro chips. “We expect a more capable generation of AI to arrive in 2025, probably with the iPhone 17, while we wait for the advancement of the Apple products and services business."