iOS 18 will come with sweeping visual overhaul inspired by VisionOS: Report

According to a report, iOS 18 may arrive later this year with massive changes in the user interface (UI). The next major operating system update for the iPhone and iPad is expected to arrive in the second half of 2024, along with new AI features included in the system and the company’s Siri voice assistant – with a recent report suggesting that iOS 18 from the Cupertino company May be of. The biggest update to a mobile OS in many years.

A report The Verifier (in Hebrew), citing unnamed sources, claims that Apple will redesign parts of iOS like VisionOS – the company’s operating system for the recently launched Apple Vision Pro. Featuring many translucent UI elements with blur effects, VisionOS runs on Apple’s first ‘spatial computer’ and lets users view content in both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) modes.

According to the report, Apple is planning to refresh parts of the operating system, such as built-in apps like Safari, as well as system menus and popups with a new design, inspired by VisionOS, which preceded the upcoming changes. Claims the indicator. was added to the Apple TV+ app with the tvOS 17.2 update.

The iPhone maker updated its eponymous content streaming app to tvOS 17.2 for Apple TV in December 2023. The update brought a new translucent sidebar menu that has design elements that are similar to VisionOS. The report claims that the company will introduce a similar menu design for iPadOS later this year.

Although the publication does not have a good record when it comes to leaking accurate information related to upcoming Apple products or software, this is not the first time that Apple is working on a major update for iOS. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also claimed that iOS 18 will be the biggest update to the company’s mobile OS in several years. The company is reportedly working on several AI features that will be included in the upcoming operating system.

Apple has not yet made any announcements related to its upcoming software updates, and given the company’s secrecy regarding its products and software, we can expect to find out what iOS 18 will look like at WWDC 2024 in June. That’s when the company usually shows off its upcoming software updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch, along with its Xcode development environment.


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