The iOS 18 mobile operating system is expected in 2024, and Apple has high hopes for it. Many experts are also confident that iOS 18 will be the most ambitious update for the iPhone since 2020. This opinion was also expressed by Mark Gurman, a well-known insider and correspondent for Bloomberg, in his newsletter Power On.
Apple's internal documents describe iOS 18 as an "ambitious and compelling" project. The company plans to revise the interface design, improve speed, add new security options and make significant changes to functionality. iOS 18 is also expected to introduce new features based on Apple's proprietary generative artificial intelligence, which is now trying its best to compete with Google and OpenAI.
Most likely, smart reply suggestions will appear in iMessage, and generative playlists will appear in Apple Music. In addition, it is expected that Siri will become much smarter in the new version of the operating system.
Mark Gurman does not provide any other details about the future of iOS 18, but emphasizes that this version should be the largest iOS update since the release of iOS 14 in 2020. iOS 14 brought significant changes, including the introduction of widgets similar to Android. No less serious updates are most likely expected in iOS 18.
“Apple faces a challenging software challenge in 2024. After several years of minor iOS updates, the next version of the operating system for the iPhone and iPad could be revolutionary in some sense,” Gurman wrote.
According to him, the iOS update should be very impressive for another reason: next year, the iPhone 16 hardware will not have any major improvements, so the software will most likely try to attract the attention of users.
Recall that Apple has temporarily suspended the development of new features for its upcoming operating systems iOS 18 and macOS 15, in order to pay more attention to fixing bugs and improving performance. This decision is designed to improve the quality of firmware, especially against the backdrop of an increasing number of errors in current versions.