iOS 18 To Include Safari Browsing Assistant Feature, Leak Claims

Apple is expected to announce the huge iOS 18 software update this coming September and it’s set to preview that software during a WWDC event on June 10.

Apple hasn’t yet announced the new software, but we’re starting to see leaks that show what we can expect from the new iPhone software.

According to a new report Apple appears to be planning two specific features, dubbed Safari browsing assistant and Encrypted visual search. The references to the two features were found by Nicolás Álvarez and appear to have been found in the back-end code that is getting ready for the iOS 18 launch.

It isn’t yet clear what these features will offer, but Álvarez notes that they use an “oblivious HTTP gateway” which suggests that Apple is trying to maintain user privacy in some regard. The Safari browsing assistant could well be a new AI-powered feature, with Apple thought to be focusing on new AI technologies for its upcoming iOS 18 launch.

As for the encrypted visual search, that could be a more secure version of the visual search feature that already allows people to get information and context from their photos.

We won’t have to wait too long for confirmation either way. With WWDC set to see iOS 18 previewed for the first time, all eyes will be on that June 10 event. The u;date will then likely be released to the public in September alongside the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro.

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