Report: These 10 New AI Features Are Coming in iOS 18

iOS 18 and macOS 15 will offer an array of new AI features such as auto-generated emojis, suggested replies to emails and messages, and more, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reports.

A significant portion of Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is expected to focus on AI features. Writing his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman explained that Apple's AI strategy emphasizes providing practical tools for ordinary users, with new features for core apps like Safari, Photos, and Notes. Apple will apparently use AI to deliver the following new features:

  • Photo retouching.
  • Voice memo transcription.
  • Suggested replies to emails and messages.
  • Auto-generated emojis based on the content of a user's messages, providing all-new emoji for any occasion beyond the existing catalog.
  • Improved Safari web search.
  • Faster and more reliable searches in Spotlight.
  • More natural interactions with Siri.
  • More advanced version of Siri designed for the Apple Watch, optimized for "on-the-go tasks."
  • Smart recaps of missed notifications and individual messages, web-pages, news articles, documents, notes, and more.
  • Developer tools for Xcode.

AI features that require less processing power will run entirely on-device, but more demanding tools will operate via the cloud. Apple will apparently tout the privacy advantages of this plan.

Apple is purportedly considering marketing many of its new AI tools as a "preview," at least in beta versions of iOS 18 before its official launch in September, to make it clear that the technology is unfinished.

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Top Rated Comments

Skyscraperfan Avatar
4 weeks ago
"Suggested replies" are very cringe. People should still write their replies themselves. At least when writing to friends.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
xyz01 Avatar
4 weeks ago

Along with rcs crap coming to iOS 18, I’ll be turning most of these off.
RCS is useful, it's just a better SMS - it's not replacing iMessage.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DrWojtek Avatar
4 weeks ago
Autogenerated emojis is practical? Another feature to turn off. What a let down.
Score: 43 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rwilliams Avatar
4 weeks ago
Let’s hope the actual implementation is more impressive than the list. Yikes.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
phenste Avatar
4 weeks ago

I am fine with sms. Rcs could and should stay with lagdroid as far as I’m concerned.

I’m going to be annoyed if I can’t turn it off but seeing as we can turn off iMessage idk why we wouldn’t be able to turn off rcs.

Because i have no use for it nor do I need it to talk to android users. SMS works just fine and I have iMessage.
that’s…the weirdest reasoning I’ve ever heard and doesn’t really answer my question but word ?
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dark-Signature Avatar
4 weeks ago
If these are supposed to be the AI innovations, then the result is rather disappointing. I would expect at least one solution that would allow me to discuss or talk to Siri in the same way as the interactive audio mode of ChatGPT.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)