iOS 18 might arrive later this yr with a large visible overhaul to the consumer interface (UI), in keeping with a report. The subsequent main working system replace for iPhone and iPad is anticipated to reach within the second half of 2024 together with new AI options which are baked into the system and the corporate’s Siri voice assistant — a latest report urged that iOS 18 could possibly be the Cupertino firm’s greatest replace to the cellular OS in a number of years.
A report in The Verifier (in Hebrew) citing nameless sources claims that Apple will redesign components of iOS to appear like visionOS — the corporate’s working system for the just lately launched Apple Vision Pro. Featuring a number of translucent UI components together with a blur impact, visionOS runs on Apple’s first ‘spatial laptop’ and lets customers view content material in each augmented actuality (AR) and digital actuality (VR) modes.
Apple is planning on refreshing components of the working system such because the built-in apps like Safari, in addition to system menus and popups with a brand new design, impressed by visionOS, as per the report, that claims the primary indicator of the upcoming modifications was added to the Apple TV+ app with the tvOS 17.2 replace.
The iPhone maker up to date its eponymous content material streaming app for Apple TV to tvOS 17.2 in December 2023. The replace introduced a new translucent sidebar menu that options design components which are much like visionOS. The report claims that the corporate will roll out the identical menu design to iPadOS later this yr.
While the publication doesn’t have a superb report by way of leaking correct info associated to imminent Apple merchandise or software program, this isn’t the primary time that Apple is claimed to be engaged on a serious replace to iOS. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has additionally claimed that iOS 18 would be the firm’s greatest replace to its cellular OS in a number of years. The firm is reportedly engaged on a number of AI options that might be baked into the upcoming working system.
Apple is but to make any bulletins associated to its upcoming software program updates, and given the corporate’s secrecy round its merchandise and software program, we will anticipate finding out that iOS 18 will appear like in June at WWDC 2024. That’s when the corporate usually reveals off its upcoming software program updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, together with its Xcode improvement surroundings.