The MacRumors Show: WWDC Announced and the Latest iOS 18 Rumors

On this week's episode of The MacRumors Show, we discuss all of the rumors surrounding WWDC 2024 and iOS 18.

Earlier this week, Apple announced that its 2024 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place between June 10 and June 14. The event is almost certain to see the introduction of ‌iOS 18‌ and all of Apple's other major upcoming software updates.

‌iOS 18‌ is expected to focus on artificial intelligence features, likely powered by Google's Gemini. New AI capabilities are rumored to come to Siri, Messages, Shortcuts, Spotlight, Health, Apple Music, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers, but the company is expected to stop short of offering a full-fledged AI chatbot.

Beyond AI, ‌iOS 18‌ will reportedly bring more flexible Home Screen customization, custom routes and topographic maps in the Maps app, "scenes" in the Freeform app, RCS support, new accessibility features such as a hearing aid mode for the AirPods Pro, and potentially a slight redesign inspired by visionOS.

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SAdProZ Avatar
2 days ago at 09:52 am
PODCAST REQUEST: chapter markers

I don't have 59:56 minutes to consume the entire podcast, but I do have 10-20 minutes here and there and would still like to engage with the most relevant parts—but I can't find that if there are no chapter markers (or topic markers).
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boswald Avatar
23 hours ago at 09:26 am
Always worth a listen when I go for a walk. Thank you, Dan and Hartley!
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The Game 161 Avatar
2 days ago at 10:26 am

Big upgrades, and change for change sake are a waste of time, unless those changes are for the better, for most users.

I don't want big updates, or lots of changes… i just a stable, secure OS with decent features and customizability on which to run everything id like to be able to do on Mac, iPhone, ipad etc..
It's stable enough

Features such as place icons anywhere are basic things which iOS should have. Make your phone how you want it to look
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
moabal Avatar
2 days ago at 10:33 am
I just watch proper iMessage sync from iPhone/Apple Watch and Home Hub priority settings.
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GonzoTGreat Avatar
1 day ago at 05:48 am

Yes bring on all the beyond AI stuff to iOS/iPadOS 18! :cool:
As for the beefed up Siri as discussed I will believe it when I see it capable of understanding long text compared to now. It’s the biggest target for improvement via some form of cloud based AI.
Re: Chapter Markers - Yes, please. Would make a podcast (from YouTube) much easier to navigate!
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GonzoTGreat Avatar
1 day ago at 05:50 am

PODCAST REQUEST: chapter markers

I don't have 59:56 minutes to consume the entire podcast, but I do have 10-20 minutes here and there and would still like to engage with the most relevant parts—but I can't find that if there are no chapter markers (or topic markers).
Re: Chapter markers (at least on YouTube version of pod): Yes please. This would make the podcast much more accessible for me!
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