49 min

iOS 18 Core Features - The Game-Changing Features You Need to Know iOS Today (Audio)

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Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard dive deep into the core features of the highly anticipated iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, fresh off the heels of Apple's WWDC keynote. The duo explores the major changes and improvements users can expect, from the redesigned Messages and Photos apps to the enhanced customization options for the home screen and Control Center. Rosemary also shares her insights on the upcoming changes to the Shortcuts app in the Shortcuts Corner segment.

iOS 18 and iPadOS 18:

Messages app improvements: scheduled messages, text formatting, animated effects, and RCS support
Phone app updates: T9 search and the ability to record and transcribe calls
Home screen customization: large icons, free placement of apps, and tinted icons
Control Center enhancements: widget-like functionality and customizable pages
Photos app redesign: new carousel view, collections, memories, and AI-powered features
Mail app updates: categorization, grouping emails, and design changes (coming later)
Siri improvements: seamless switching between typing and talking, and enhanced understanding
Privacy and security updates: limiting app access to contacts, local networks, and Bluetooth devices
Minor updates to the Health, Fitness, Reminders, and Calendar apps
Shortcuts Corner:

App Intents: the magic behind Shortcuts, driving many of the new features
Redesigned Shortcuts app UI: improved organization and faster loading times
Enhanced scripting actions: checking device type and adding multiple conditions to an "if" action
Shortcuts in Control Center and on the lock screen for quick access
Simplified Home app actions for controlling accessories
New Reminders actions: opening specific lists, pinning/unpinning lists
Books app actions: navigating pages, opening specific views, and controlling page scrolling
Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

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Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard dive deep into the core features of the highly anticipated iOS 18 and iPadOS 18, fresh off the heels of Apple's WWDC keynote. The duo explores the major changes and improvements users can expect, from the redesigned Messages and Photos apps to the enhanced customization options for the home screen and Control Center. Rosemary also shares her insights on the upcoming changes to the Shortcuts app in the Shortcuts Corner segment.

iOS 18 and iPadOS 18:

Messages app improvements: scheduled messages, text formatting, animated effects, and RCS support
Phone app updates: T9 search and the ability to record and transcribe calls
Home screen customization: large icons, free placement of apps, and tinted icons
Control Center enhancements: widget-like functionality and customizable pages
Photos app redesign: new carousel view, collections, memories, and AI-powered features
Mail app updates: categorization, grouping emails, and design changes (coming later)
Siri improvements: seamless switching between typing and talking, and enhanced understanding
Privacy and security updates: limiting app access to contacts, local networks, and Bluetooth devices
Minor updates to the Health, Fitness, Reminders, and Calendar apps
Shortcuts Corner:

App Intents: the magic behind Shortcuts, driving many of the new features
Redesigned Shortcuts app UI: improved organization and faster loading times
Enhanced scripting actions: checking device type and adding multiple conditions to an "if" action
Shortcuts in Control Center and on the lock screen for quick access
Simplified Home app actions for controlling accessories
New Reminders actions: opening specific lists, pinning/unpinning lists
Books app actions: navigating pages, opening specific views, and controlling page scrolling
Hosts: Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

Want access to the video version and exclusive features? Become a member of Club TWiT today! https://twit.tv/clubtwit

Club TWiT members can discuss this episode and leave feedback in the Club TWiT Discord.

You can also contribute to iOS Today by sending an email to iOSToday@TWiT.tv.

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