iOS 18 Rumored to Include 'Slew of New AI Features' for Siri and More

iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 will include a "slew of new AI features," according to a report this week from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

iOS 18 Mock iPhone 16 Feature Gray
The report claims that Apple is training both Siri and the iPhone's built-in Spotlight search tool on large language models, with a goal of improving each feature's ability to answer more complex questions accurately. The revamped version of Spotlight could also offer deeper integration with "specific" functions and features in apps.

Apple has also explored AI-powered features that would allow users to automatically generate playlists in Apple Music and presentation slides in the Keynote app, the report said. Other apps that are rumored to gain deeper AI integration in iOS 18 include Health, Messages, Numbers, Pages, and Shortcuts, and there will likely be more.

On an earnings call this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company was working on generative AI and would share details "later this year." Apple is expected to announce iOS 18 at its annual developers conference WWDC in June, and the update should be released in September. Some new AI features announced later could be exclusive to iPhone 16 models, which are rumored to get a "significantly" upgraded Neural Engine.

Beyond iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, Gurman said Apple is planning to add some new AI features to macOS 15, and to its app development tool Xcode.

Related Roundup: iOS 18

Top Rated Comments

vegetassj4 Avatar
10 weeks ago
as opposed to a:

* peck
* whole mess of
* heap
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
10 weeks ago
I’ll believe it when I see it. In the past they’ve done “big” Siri improvements that hardly amount to anything more than supporting a new category.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
10 weeks ago

I hope so. Would be nice to actually remember that Siri exists because I barely use it (Other than to set timers). It's just too dumb that if I use it, I might feel dumber.
The amount of times it doesn't answer and insteads "shows you what it found on the web" makes it useless to me.

Siri basically trained me to not use it
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
slomtbr Avatar
10 weeks ago
As long as Siri will know the difference between "Hey Siri" and "Hi Sirius" (our cat), I'll be happy.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ignatius345 Avatar
10 weeks ago

That nobody asked for, nor wants
That's a pretty broad stroke, my man. There are other users out there besides you.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PowerMac5500 Avatar
10 weeks ago
"Siri, where's my AirPods?"

How should I know? You had them last.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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