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Tuesday May 21, 2024

Apple's iOS 18 will have these features

iPhone users are likely to have iOS 18 very soon this year

By Web Desk
April 13, 2024
Apple iOS 18 releasing soon with wonderous features. — Unsplash/File
Apple iOS 18 releasing soon with wonderous features. — Unsplash/File

Apple is set to release iOS 18 from June 10 till June 14 and iPhone users are excited for the new features.

Following are some anticipated options and changes in Apple’s iOS 18.

Smarter Siri and Generative AI

iOS 18 is expected to have new generative AI features for Siri, Spotlight, Shortcuts, Apple Music, Messages, Health, Numbers, Pages, Keynote, and more, according to sources such as Bloomberg's Mark Gurman and The Information's Wayne Ma.

More customisable Home Screen

iOS 18 will finally allow users to place app icons anywhere on the Home Screen grid, as reported by the MacRumors. This will enable users to create blank spaces, columns, and rows between app icons.

This basic feature has long been available on Android smartphones, and now Apple is bringing it to the iPhone.

New Apple Maps features

Additionally, with the custom routes feature, Apple Maps users would be able to choose specific roads to travel on while navigating, for reasons such as familiarity or scenic views.

This feature is expected to be available in the US only at launch. Users are already allowed by Google Maps to create custom routes on the web, and then view them on an iPhone.

RCS Support in Messages app

Moreover, in November, Apple announced that it would support the cross-platform messaging standard RCS in the Messages app on the iPhone starting "later" in 2024. As a result, it will likely be an iOS 18 feature based on that timeframe.