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Later this year, Apple is slated to unveil its most recent iPhone 16 series, which is anticipated to be jam-packed with Generative AI technologies. With competitors, Google and Samsung incorporating artificial intelligence-based features and applications in both the Pixel 8 and the recently released Galaxy S24 series, the Cupertino, California-based company’s AI drive has lagged far behind. The next iPhone’s generative AI features will probably be included with iOS 18. According to a recent rumor, Apple may be releasing the largest operating system upgrade in its history with the upcoming major release.

As per a 9to5Mac article that references Mark Gurman of Bloomberg’s Power On newsletter, iOS 18 is anticipated to be “one of the biggest iOS updates — if not the biggest — in the company’s history.” Code-named Crystal, iOS 18 is expected to include new AI functions along with “ambitious changes.”

“I’ve been informed that the organization views the new operating system as one of the largest iOS releases, if not the largest, in the company’s history. With the information, Gurman supposedly stated in his email that “Apple’s developer’s conference in June should be pretty exciting.” Gurman had stated earlier in the month that Apple was probably going to reveal the AI features of iOS 18 at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June.

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While Apple has been silent regarding the generative AI capabilities that will be included in iOS 18, there have been rumors circulating that Siri, the iPhone’s on-device assistant, will get a significant AI makeover.

Apple’s Large Language Model is anticipated to fuel the redesigned Siri (LLM). AI capabilities like enhanced text suggestions, playlist creation, and song recommendations may also be added to other applications like Apple Song and Messages.

Gurman had stated in October of last year that AI-based updates may also be coming for Apple’s productivity suite of applications, which includes Pages, Numbers, and Keynote.

Over the next year, Apple is expected to spend around $1 billion (approximately Rs. 8,300 crore) developing AI capabilities for its products. Gurman stated back in November that since the iPhone 16 series won’t get any significant hardware improvements, iOS 18 would need to be “extra impressive.”

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Samsung, a competitor of Apple, has unveiled the Galaxy S24 top line of smartphones, which have AI capabilities like Note Assist, Circle to Search, Live Translate, and more. Using Google’s Gemini AI model, the South Korean maker has teamed up with the tech giant to combine AI services with its most recent phones.