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iOS 18: What to Expect from Apple’s Upcoming Operating System

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Apple's WWDC 2024 Keynote: Announcement and Dates

Apple is expected to announce iOS 18 during the WWDC 2024 keynote, which usually takes place in the first week of June. Due to the pandemic, Apple has been pre-recording the keynote and making it a hybrid event. The dates for WWDC 2024 will likely be announced in April.

Ambitious and Compelling: What to Expect from iOS 18

While details about iOS 18's top features are still scarce, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman describes this update as "ambitious and compelling." Analyst Jeff Pu suggests that iOS 18 could bring generative AI features to the iPhone by late 2024, combining cloud-based AI and on-device data processing.

Apple's Focus on AI: Training Language Models

Apple is investing millions of dollars daily to train its large-language models (LLM), with a focus on improving AppleCare and Siri integration. The Apple team believes their most advanced language model, Ajax GPT, might outperform OpenAI's GPT 3.5, signaling Apple's advancements in conversational AI.

New Emojis and Polished System

As with every iOS cycle, Apple is expected to introduce new emojis with iOS 18. The development of iOS 18 has been paused briefly to ensure a more polished system and address any bugs or issues before its official release.

Which iPhones Will Run iOS 18?

While the specific iPhone models that will support iOS 18 have not been announced, it is likely that older models, especially those without AI capabilities, may be removed from Apple's lineup. Currently, all iPhones running iOS 17 are compatible with the latest operating system.

Author: José, Tech News Reporter at BGR