iOS 18.1 Release Will Bring These Features To iPhone Later This Year And Beyond

iOS 18.1 release will reportedly bring the following features to iPhone later in the year and beyond. Here are the details.

Apple’s WWDC 2024 event is now underway and Apple announced a ton of new software as part of its opening keynote. A lot of the time was spent showing off what iOS 18 will have to offer, but there was plenty on show that we’ll have to wait until iOS 18.1 or later before we can try.

In fact, some of the features that Apple talked about during the WWDC opening keynote on June 10 are unlikely to be ready until sometime in 2025, including some of the more interesting Apple Intelligence features.

Some of the least interesting features include Apple HomeKit support for robot vacuums as well as new emojis. But some bigger features that we’re left waiting for include Siri’s upcoming ability to interact with on-screen features and interfaces. Apple showed examples that would allow people to add the photo they’re looking at to a new email using Siri, for example. None of this will be ready for iOS 18.

Another example is Mail improvements including the ability to have iOS automatically put emails into specific categories in a similar way to Gmail and other third-party apps. Those features won’t launch with iOS 18, nor will the ability to drag and drop from an iPhone to a Mac or vice versa when using the iPhone Mirroring feature.

Beyond iOS, visionOS 2 will miss out on things like the upgraded Mac Virtual Display feature that was shown off on Monday. That’ll include support for ultra-wide display and more, but you’ll be waiting until visionOS 2.1 or even visionOS 2.2 for that.

As for iOS 18, that’s currently available in developer beta with a public beta release coming next month. The rest of us will be able to install the update this September.

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