NIXsolutions: Apple Unveils iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 Beta Versions

After the announcement at WWDC 2024, Apple released the first beta versions of the iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 operating systems. These preliminary versions are intended for application developers to test and prepare their products for the final release.

Key Innovations and Features

Among the key innovations of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 are significantly expanded options for customizing the home screen of iPhone and iPad devices. Users will have much more control over the placement and appearance of application icons. It will be possible to freely change their order and location, adjust transparency, and personalize the Control Center menu. Additionally, the new version of iOS will update the pre-installed Messages application with improved options for transmitting multimedia and interacting in group chats using the RCS protocol.

Public beta versions will become available to all users in July, and the final stable release of iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 is expected as usual in the fall, after extensive testing is completed. Full support for the new OS will be implemented on all Apple devices compatible with previous versions of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17.

Performance and Future Updates

At the initial stage of testing, various performance and stability issues are possible, notes NIXsolutions. Some features announced at WWDC, including integration with ChatGPT, will not appear until the end of 2024. However, iOS 18 already shows significant potential for expanding the personalization capabilities of iPhone and iPad. This is the largest iOS update in recent memory, which, according to Apple, should radically change the use of these devices.

We’ll keep you updated on further developments and any new features as they are released.