iOS 18 will come with updated interface design with new AI features: Gurman

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According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, iOS 18 is expected to be released by Apple later this year with a new visual redesign for eligible devices. Apple's next operating system for smartphones is said to be equipped with new AI features, as the iPhone maker competes with other companies like Google and Samsung. A recent unconfirmed report suggested that the update could bring major changes to user interface (UI) elements that could resemble parts of Apple's VisionOS operating system.

In the subscriber-only edition of his weekly Power On newsletter (via 9to5Mac), Gurman says that Apple is making changes to UI elements on iOS and that these changes are likely to come this year. This means that iOS 18 — expected to arrive later this year for select smartphones running iOS 17 — could change how iOS looks and feels after several years.

A recent report said that Apple is planning to bring several UI components from VisionOS to iOS 18. These include translucent UI elements and blur effects on various system apps. However, Gurman suggests that the company is not planning such a comprehensive UI overhaul for the iOS 18 update.

Meanwhile, Gurman says Apple is also working on updating its operating system for smartphones, as well as the macOS interface. However, unlike the iOS 18 update, it seems that users will have to wait until macOS 16 or macOS 17 to see these changes as the company has just started work on its upcoming operating system.

Last year, Apple reportedly halted the development of iOS 18 for about a week to fix bugs in the operating system that were previously undetected. Due to the lack of major hardware upgrades on the alleged iPhone 16 series, Apple is equipping its next major iOS version with AI features to persuade customers to upgrade to the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 successors . Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max models, which are expected to arrive later this year.


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