Today, Mark Gurman said in the subscriber-only QnA section of his Power On newsletter that iOS 18 will be the biggest update in Apple’s iPhone history. He writes, “I’m told that the new operating system is seen within the company as one of the biggest iOS updates — if not the biggest — in the company’s history.”
Gurman confirmed that he will share particular iOS 18 features as well as changes in the future. But MacRumors, a big Apple news cover website, mentioned in the post that they already know two features that are expected to be coming with the iOS 18 update.
Expected Features of iOS 18
1. RCS Support: The first feature that is expected to come with the iOS 18 update is RCS support. Last year, in November, Apple announced that the iMessage app will support the cross-platform messaging standard RCS on the iPhone in 2024, which means you can use all the RCS between Android and iPhone.
As we know, if we message from iPhone to iPhone, then we see the blue bubble that was introduced by Apple in 2011. On the other hand, if an Android user messages an iPhone user then his message is shown in a green bubble. Also, Android users have limited features if we compare it with Apple’s iMessage. Nothing came forward with their Nothing Chats app but they failed to do that. They do this with Sunbird app developers. But later we came to know that the chats are not encrypted.
Now, let’s discuss how your messaging experience between Android and iPhone improves the experience.
- Audio messages: You can send voice messages from an Android phone to an iPhone.
- Typing indicators: As we know, when we send a message from iPhone to iPhone, then when any of the iPhone users type, we will see the typing indicator.
- Read Receipt: With this, you can know whether the receiver has read your message or not.
- Wi-Fi messaging between Android and iPhones: You can also message between both Android and iPhone devices with Wi-Fi as well.
- High-resolution photos and videos: As we know, till now we could not send high-resolution photos and videos between Android and iPhone, but from iOS 18, you can send high-quality resolution photos and videos from Android to iPhone.
- More Encrypted messages: You will get improved encryption of your messages if you compare it with SMS.
- Improved Group Chats: The group chats will also be improved.
- Leaving a conversation for Android Users: As we know, iPhone users can leave a conversation. So, Android users will also get the same functionality.
The above-listed features are already available when an iPhone user messages another iPhone user (blue bubble). But Apple will extend the RCS support for the green bubble i.e. Android in the Messages app. These features are already available in third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, and Whatsapp.
2. Smarter Siri: A report by Bloomberg suggested that in the upcoming iOS 18, we will see the generative AI technology. Both i.e. iPhone’s Messaging app and Siri use AI for your asked questions and to auto-complete your sentences as well. According to Gurman, Apple has also explored generative AI features for other apps over its platforms such as Apple Music, Keynote, Xcode, and Pages.
The information also reported that Apple is planning to include large language models into Siri. So, that users can automate their difficult tasks, it may be integrated into the Shortcuts app. As per a report, this feature is expected to come in the iOS 18 which is going to be launched this year.
As we know, the new version of iOS will be launched at WWDC every year in June. The stable release of iOS 18 will be in September, but the first beta is expected to be released in June as usual.
What do you guys think? Do these features come with iOS 18? Do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
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iQOO Z9 Appears on Geekbench – Few Specifications Revealed
iQOO, a subbrand of Vivo, which is a Chinese Smartphone Manufacturing company is going to launch its upcoming iQOO Z9 smartphone in India very soon has recently appeared on the Geekbench. The upcoming iQOO Z9 is packed with 8GB RAM.
Moreover, if we talk about the Operating System, then the phone comes with FuntouchOS 14 based on Android 14 out of the box. The codename for the motherboard of iQOO Z9 is denoted as ‘k6886v1_64’ in the Geekbench. The phone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7200 chipset.
The model number of the phone is identified as Vivo I2302. The Vivo I2302 model number has already been certified by Bluetooth SIG and BIS certification. If we talk about the scores, then Vivo l2302 has a Single-Core score of 1186 and a Multi-Core score of 2683.
The MediaTek Dimensity 7200 was released in February 2023 (last year). Redmi Note 13 Pro +, Nothing Phone (2a) (upcoming), Vivo V27, iQoo Z7 Pro, Vivo T2 Pro, Vivo S17e, and Vivo S18e are some of the phones that are also powered by MediaTek Dimensity 7200 processor. According to rumors, the iQOO Z9 comes with a 1.5K OLED display.
Until now, the charging watt is revealed yet but if we talk about the battery capacity, then the battery capacity is 6000 mAh. There are two prototype designs, one showed a dual square-shaped camera module. If we talk about the second design, then it shows a dual circular-shaped camera module which we are getting on OnePlus Nord 3, Nord CE 3, and Nord CE 3 Lite. iQOO Z9 is expected to be launched by the first half of 2024.
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Job Simulator & Vacation Simulator Coming Soon to Apple Vision Pro
Job Simulator & Vacation Simulator are one of the popular simulation games which can be played in a VR (Virtual Reality) headset. Until now, these both are available on PlayStation VR and Meta Quest.
UploadVR, a Unity website has already confirmed that Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator will be available for the Vision Pro. This is because Unity is hosting a round table for developers who are interested in bringing their games in the visionOS. The description of the event arranges how Owlchemy Studios is uainf Unity to port its games to the Apple Vision Pro.
Join us for a roundtable on February 27, 2024 at 11:30 am ET / 8:30 am PT to learn how cross-industry experts used Unity’s visionOS Support to create games, apps, and spatial experiences for Apple Vision Pro. […] Hear how Owlchemy Studios brought their popular titles, Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator, over in the fully immersive (VR) space,” the event description reads.
Recently, Apple has confirmed that more than 1,000 apps are specially designed for Apple’s VR headset i.e. Vision Pro. But whenever it comes to VR games, there are only a few games that are available for the Apple Vision Pro. Moreover, Vision Pro can run iPad games as well, but if we talk about the experience, then with some games the interaction is not as good as they run in a 2D window.
If more VR games are available in the VisionOS App Store, then it will help Apple to boost interest in the Apple Vision Pro as a game console. Apple has its own RealityKit API. Additionally, the visionOS SDK also supports Unity frameworks, a common engine for building 3D games.
When Apple’s VR headset, Vision Pro was announced at WWDC 2023 in June, then in that event, Apple also highlighted that developers can easily port their existing Unity-created projects to visionOS. Both Apple and Unity have been working together to build and improve these tools.
Unity’s PolySpatial technology was launched last month for Unity Pro, Industry, and Enterprise subscribers. With this new PolySpatial technology, developers can make apps for cross-platform XR (extended reality).
Are you guys interested for the Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator that will be available in the visionOS App Store? If yes, then do let us know in the comment box. Also, tell us whether you like this post or not.
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OnePlus 12R 256GB variant customers can now request for refund – Here are the details
Recently, OnePlus confirmed that both variants of the OnePlus 12R come with UFS 3.1 storage type and now, we have further information regarding the same. Newly, Kinder Liu, the President and CEO of OnePlus has posted a new thread in the OnePlus Community in which he mentioned that if you have a OnePlus 12R 256GB variant you only purchase the phone just because of UFS 4.0 storage type, then you can request a refund for that.
How to request for Refund for the OnePlus 12R 256GB variant?
To get a refund for the 256GB variant of the OnePlus 12R, you just have to contact Customer Service through your usual channel. After that, they will tell you the steps to get a refund As they know the entire situation. Giving a refund is a good step taken by OnePlus. Previously, they gave a free lifetime warranty for the Green Line/Lines on the display of OnePlus smartphones.
Note: The refund of the OnePlus 12R is applicable in India until 16 March 2024 i.e. one month for the 256GB variant (higher one).
Still, OnePlus has confidence that the OnePlus 12R lives up to high expectations. After all, the OnePlus 12R has the features of Trinity Engine that were announced on the launch. Liu has also confirmed that the OnePlus 12R was fully certified by TUV SUD using UFS 3.1 memory and it is certified to remain fluent for 48 months i.e. up to 4 years.
OnePlus 12R is the same phone which is launched in OnePlus Ace 3 China. But in China, all three variants i.e. (12GB and 256 GB, 16GB and 512 GB, and 16GB and 1 TB) of the OnePlus Ace 3 come with UFS 4.0 storage type.
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