iOS 18 Debuts at WWDC 2024: Check iPhone Compatibility and Rollout Schedule Here

iOS 18 Debuts at WWDC 2024: Check iPhone Compatibility and Rollout Schedule Here

Since Apple revealed the date of this year’s WWDC, internet rumors regarding the iOS 18 unveiling have been circulating. According to a lot of sources, Apple was supposed to reveal the next operating system for the iPhone at the event. The rumors proved to be accurate. The Cupertino-based tech company unveiled the iOS 18 for iPhone users on June 10, the first day of WWDC. Nevertheless, you will still need to wait a few months to experience iOS 18’s advantages. Furthermore, since iOS 18 isn’t coming to all iPhone models, not every user may receive it. Which iPhone models will so receive the updated OS?

Release date of iOS 18 and devices that work with it

A developer beta version of iOS 18 was made available right after the WWDC announcement, giving developers early access to the newest features. In the upcoming weeks, a public beta that is more reliable and free of bugs should become accessible. Official release of iOS 18 for the general public is scheduled for September 2024, which also happens to be the same month as the new iPhone 16 series launches.

Concerning the gadgets that will receive iOS 18, the new AI-powered aspects of the operating system—specifically, the enhanced Siri functionalities—are limited to more recent models that use the A17 Pro chip or up. Together with the upcoming iPhone 16 series, this also includes the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max. All iOS 18-compatible devices will, however, be able to access more improvements and upgrades.

This is a comprehensive list of gadgets that are iOS 18 compatible:

iPhone 15
iPhone 15 Plus
iPhone 15 Pro
iPhone 15 Pro Max
iPhone 14
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)

iOS 18 Upcoming Features

Speaking of some of the improvements that are planned for iOS 18, this new operating system will a variety of customization choices, such as a new method for organizing widgets and apps on the Home Screen, Lock Screen, and Control Panel. You can now customize your look by adding visual effects like dark or tinted themes, and you can freely arrange icons and widgets in any open space—even above the dock.

Additionally, a carousel view that showcases daily favorites and new collections have been added to the drastically altered Photos app, which unifies photo libraries into a single view. Aside from allowing third-party app integration, the updated Control Center provides faster access to frequently used features.

In addition to additional text effects, formatting choices, and message scheduling, iMessage upgrades include satellite messaging in the Messages app, which guarantees connectivity even when using Wi-Fi or cellular service. One notable feature is Apple Intelligence, which enhances language understanding and image production activities by combining generative models with user context, resulting in a very relevant and practical user experience.

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