After finally introducing the stable version of iOS 17, Apple has started working on its next OS, iOS 18. This upcoming OS version is highly anticipated by users from all around the globe. Following certain leaks and rumors, it’s been presumed that the next-gen iOS 18 will bring a host of interesting and intuitive features, offering a more better and convenient experience to iOS users. However, Apple has yet to announce the date when users will witness this most intuitive next-gen intuitive iOS 18.
As nothing is official till now, there are several leaked reports and rumors about Apple’s next OS. Featuring a slew of new features and enhancements, it’s highly expected that users will have a more clarified and intuitive user interface, improved privacy and security features, enhanced performance, and device stability. Apart from this, the latest OS will also bring several upgrades to the iPhone’s native apps, including Messages, Safari, and Photos, while also offering users a better and more intuitive user experience.
Here is a more informative look at some of the rumored new features of iOS 18:
New design of App Drawer
The most prominent place on your iPhone to find all your apps at once is the app drawer. The current design of the app drawer is a simple yet boring grid of applications. Also, it can be very difficult to find the application you are looking for in case you have installed a lot of apps on your iPhone.
The rumored new app drawer within iOS 18 is said to be more interactive yet organized and streamlined, along with folders and categories in order to help you find the app you are looking for more easily and quickly.
AI and machine learning capabilities are more powerful
In recent years, Apple has highly invested and focused on AI and machine learning capabilities, which in turn are expected to play a vital role in the iOS 18. With more powerful AI and machine learning capabilities, enabling new features such as improved image recognition, natural language processing, and enlarged reality. For example, improved image recognition could lead to better features for photo editing and object recognition. Natural language processing might result in better features for voice assistants as well as machine translation. Alongside expanded reality could result in new features for better gaming, navigation, and education respectively.
New battery-saving feature
The most important factor of an iPhone is its battery life. With iOS 18, the rumored new battery-saving feature might help to extend the battery life of the iPhone by optimizing the device’s performance and reducing power consumption. This feature will be perfectly suitable for those users who use their iPhones for heavy gaming, streaming videos, and other demanding tasks.
All new Parental Controls
In recent times, Apple has added new parental controls to its operating system, and users are expecting that this trend is going to continue with the iOS 18 as well. As per the rumors, the new parental controls might provide parents more control over what is best for their children and what their children can access on their iPhones. These include apps, websites, as well as in-app purchases, helping parents keep their children safe online and preventing them from spending too much money without permission.
New health & fitness features
Apple has been taking a big step toward the health and fitness awareness of users over the years, and it’s highly expected that the company will continue the same trend with iOS 18 as well. According to the rumours the health and fitness features in iOS 18 will be more improved and effective. For example, with iOS 18, there could be more enhanced features for sleep tracking, heart rate, and other health and fitness activities.
It’s worth noting that all the above-mentioned features are just rumours and Apple is yet to confirm these features that are being induced in the iOS 18. However, on the basis of Apple’s previous track record, it can be presumed that iOS 18 will be a major update with lots of new features and enhancements.
iOS 18 Eligible Device List
Here are the devices list that are eligible for iOS 18:
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 Mini
- iPhone 13 Pro
- iPhone 13 Pro Max
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Mini
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)