iOS 18 Rumor: Notes App to Offer New Voice Memos and Math Features

iOS 18 will add a few new features to the Notes app related to voice memos and mathematics, according to information obtained by AppleInsider.

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First, the report claims that iOS 18 will allow iPhone users to record voice memos directly within the Notes app, and these recordings could then be embedded in notes. Audio recordings can already be copy and pasted from the Voice Memos app into the Notes app for playback, but this step would no longer be necessary starting with iOS 18.

Second, the report claims that the Notes app will likely gain support for displaying mathematical notation on iOS 18, meaning that users would be able to add more types of mathematical equations to notes. This feature will allegedly have some kind of integration with the Calculator app, but the exact implementation is unclear.

The report also says macOS 15 will feature a redesigned Calculator app.

Apple will unveil iOS 18 at its annual developers conference WWDC, which runs from June 10 through June 14, and the update should be widely released in September. We recently recapped other new features and changes expected with iOS 18, including a more customizable Home Screen, Siri enhancements, and more.

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fx5 Avatar
6 weeks ago
Here is what I would rather want:

* markdown support
* not auto sort on last edited
* beeing able to add code parts

nice to have

* let me add images to table cell
* let me filter table heads
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nclaire44 Avatar
6 weeks ago
A very useful AI feature for Notes in relation to voice memos would be the ability to record a meeting and create a text transcript. Even better: recognize the different voices and write who said what in the transcript.
+ option to have the full transcript or a summary.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nutmac Avatar
6 weeks ago
Notes app needs to support Optimize Storage for larger notes. I once relied on Scan Document feature on Notes and it quickly gobbled up gigabytes of storage space. So I had to painfully move them out into Photos app, which does support Optimize Storage.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple_Robert Avatar
6 weeks ago
If true, I would be very happy with the voice memo option.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zinacef Avatar
6 weeks ago
This would be a welcome as the Notes app is one of my most used apps alongside Reminders.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HalGumbert Avatar
6 weeks ago
I'd like more table support like to be able to:
- place images or files in table cells
- place tables in table cells
- use formats like Heading / Monostyled in table cells
- be able to selectively show images or PDFs as a File
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)