WWDC 2024: Apple integrates Android features in iOS 18

Apple launches colour palettes in iOS 18 which turns app in multiple hues, alike Android’s Material you
An undated image of iOS 18. — AppleMagazine
An undated image of iOS 18. — AppleMagazine

Apple recently announced the latest iPhone features at Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024. Many users claimed that the Cupertino-based tech giant has copied Android features, as it has introduced a few similar features into the iOS 18.

Nonetheless, this claim holds true with the advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) and other features. As models improve their understanding, iOS 18 introduces a powerful photo editing tool and more enhancements.

Here are a few newly launched features in iOS 18 that are similar to Android:

Customisable home screens

In iOS 18 users will be able to customise their screens in their own way, apps can easily be placed on screen wherever users want. The static app grid has disappeared, and the app icon can also be moved easily with no limitations similar to the Android phones.

Additionally, the launch of colour palettes is a big game changer to turn app icons into a variety of hues, making it look more captivated. Android users are familiar with this feature as Material You.

Smart photos app

Android phones have one of the best Google Photos apps in the arsenal, that allows users to search any image only by inserting a small piece of information, this is the reason that the users stopped using stock apps that came on their devices which let the manufacturers to insert this feature into their own devices.

Similarly, Apple has also introduced an enhanced search system to the Photos app which allows users to find out their photos by small details such as places, numbers, and more.

AI integration

The Cupertino-based tech giant also announced the integration of Google Gemini into its devices and this feature is about how Apple views AI in iOS, which indicates the integration of AI into a variety of apps to enhance writing.