No, iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 won’t have visionOS-inspired features

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) say this won’t happen, but iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 will feature visionOS-inspired design elements, according to a rumor shared this week by Israeli website The Verifier — as noted by MacRumors

For example, the report claims that the Apple TV app on iPadOS 18 will feature the same translucent navigation bar that was introduced in the tvOS 17.2 version of the app last year. The design of this menu draws similarities to visionOS.

Don’t expect iOS 18 and iPadOS 18 to draw features from visionOS, but they’re expected to be significant upgrades. In November 2023, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said Apple has internally referred to iOS 18 as being “ambitious and compelling.” The goal is that iOS 18 will ship with “major new features and designs” alongside significant improvements to performance and security. It also seems iOS 18 is going to be very heavily impacted by developments in generative AI.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.