iOS 18: Audio Transcriptions Rumored for Notes and Voice Memos Apps

iOS 18 will include new audio transcription features in the Voice Memos and Notes apps, according to information obtained by AppleInsider.

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The report claims that transcriptions of audio recordings will be available in both the Voice Memos and Notes apps on iOS 18. In addition, the Notes app will apparently be able to provide AI-generated summaries of key points in audio recordings. These features are also expected to be included in iPadOS 18 and macOS 15.

AppleInsider previously reported that the Calendar and Reminders apps and Calculator and Notes apps will be integrated on iOS 18, and said that the update will include new Safari features such as "Intelligent Search" and "Web Eraser." We recently recapped iOS 18 rumors on a per-app basis, with new features also expected for Apple Music, Messages, and more.

Apple is expected to announce iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, and other software updates during its WWDC keynote on June 10. The first betas of the updates will likely be made available to members of Apple's Developer Program immediately following the keynote, and they should be widely released in September.

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CrysisDeu Avatar
2 weeks ago
Long overdue..
Also auto video transcript and super scaling please. TVs have some good video processing techniques, I hope the computer world can pick those up as AI features
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ignatius345 Avatar
2 weeks ago

Apple needs to update their Journal app. It's so pathetic at the moment you might as well just delete it permanently.

Apple needs to delete their Journal and Sports App
And these opinions are relevant to this story about audio transcription... how exactly? Any other random things you want to get off your chest?
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anthogag Avatar
2 weeks ago
Apple, also add phone call transcriptions.
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blairh Avatar
2 weeks ago
Bring Apple Notes to the Apple Watch please.
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ignatius345 Avatar
2 weeks ago
I should hope Apple would catch up here. There are already AI-powered transcription apps that absolutely blow away the voice recognition built into iOS and macOS. I've been playing with one called MacWhisper for a while now and it's incredibly good, especially if you run it with one of the larger/slower models. It will even put in things like ellipses and detect questions so they get punctuated correctly.
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blairh Avatar
2 weeks ago

I can’t think of any reason why it would be useful!
I would like to access my notes on my wrist. I can’t understand how that wouldn’t be useful.
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