iOS 18 Latest Software Preview: Here’s What Apple Announced with Its Advanced Software For iPhones  

Apple has finally concluded its most-awaited annual Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC 2024 proceedings. This year’s conference took a significant flight to technological advancements, as it gave iPhone users a glimpse of features and changes with its following software iteration preview, the iOS 18. This biggest release introduces several all-new customization options, revamped Photos, power-packed updates to stay connected with Messages, and Apple Intelligence, its intelligence system. 

Leveraged with some power and plenty of advancements, the latest iOS 18 is a huge release with some of the best yet incredible features while also marking an all-new era of smart intelligence. Apple offers the most intuitive, useful, and powerful experience that will significantly drive the iPhone user’s experience to the next level. Meanwhile, here’s the entire preview of Apple’s next OS iteration, iOS 18.

New standards of Customizations and capabilities

iPhone users will now be able to explore several ways to customize their Home Screen, Lock Screen, and Control Center. This includes the ability to arrange apps and widgets in any vacant space on the iPhone’s home screen. The redesigned Control Center will now deliver quick access to the most used controls while also offering the ability to adjust the controls to their ideal size and position.

Meanwhile, for the first time, Apple is allowing iPhones to have a customizable lock screen that allows users to change or remove their lock screen shortcuts. With iOS 18, users can easily switch the controls at the bottom of the lock screen, including selecting them from the options available in the controls gallery or removing them altogether. 

Revamped Photos with a unified view, new addition, and customizations

With iOS 18, Photos received the biggest redesign ever, including a simplified view with a familiar grid and new collections for users to easily browse themes. A  new carousel has been added that significantly highlights each day, features favourite people, pets, places, and more, and allows Autoplaying content that brings past moments to life while browsing. 

Power-packed ways to stay connected in Messages

iMessage received a powerful update, and the Messages app will now support the RCS. This means that while messaging contacts who don’t have an iPhone, the Messages app will now support RCS for richer media sharing than SMS. Also, iMessage will integrate satellite messages, and messages via satellite will allow users to send and receive texts, emojis, and Tapbacks over iMessage and SMS when no cellular or Wi-Fi connection is available. 


Several enhancements to Mail introduced new ways for users to manage their inboxes while also offering the capability to categorize, including Primary Transactions, Updates, and Promotions. This will significantly help users stay updated. 

Considerable updates to Safari

Apple’s fastest web browser, Safari, has just received a new update with iOS 18, which will now offer more accessible and quicker ways to explore information across the web with the addition of highlights and a revamped Reader experience. In Safari, users can now have all the critical information from the web pages visited while reducing distractions with the help of a new Highlights feature. 

The new Passwords app

Apple introduced a new Passwords app that significantly helps users access their passwords, passkeys, Wi-Fi passwords, and other verification codes in one place. This latest app also offers alerts and warnings regarding common weaknesses, including passwords that could be easily guessed or have been used multiple times. 

New Privacy Features

At times, while sharing a device with someone and wanting to be assured that all the private information remains unseen, apps can now be locked by using the Face ID, Touch ID, or the device’s password, and the data from the apps will not be surfaced in search or notifications. Meanwhile, the locked applications can easily be hidden in a dedicated folder in the app library, so they won’t appear on the home screen. Meanwhile, iOS 18 allows users to share only specific contacts with an application. 

New Apple Intelligence to improve the iPhone experience further

With iOS 18, Apple seamlessly integrated a new Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system for iPhone, iPad, and Mac that significantly combines the powerful accents of generative models and excellence. This is deeply integrated into iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, which will significantly help Apple silicon chips easily understand and create languages and images, personal contexts, actions among apps, and the overall experience on a regular basis. 

Some additional features include

Apple Maps will now allow users to browse hundreds of hike spots across national parks in the US; a new game mode will offer more consistent frame rates and enable users to explore new ways to pay with Apple Pay. AirPods will provide a more personal, private, and convenient experience as they are now integrated with Siri, allowing the AirPods Pro(2nd gen) users to respond to several Siri announcements just by nodding or gently shaking their heads.

Users can now instantly solve Maths Notes while typing formulas and equations in their Notes app. The Journal gets more enhancements, and Apple has also added a new Journal widget, allowing users to quickly start their entries right from their home screen or even lock screen. The Calendar becomes more useful with the ability to create, edit, and complete reminders right from the app. Moreover, several useful enhancements have further arrived within the Home app, Emergency SOS Live Video, and accessibility sections.

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