These are the iPhones that will be compatible with iOS 18

There are many expectations placed on the next version of the operating system of the iPhone. Manzana consider that iOS 18 It will be one of the largest updates it has made in the history of the iPhone, as reported by Bloomberg, and will present it next June at its annual developers conference, WWDC. Its launch will take place accompanying the iPhone 16, expected in September. The company is expected to make the leap to generative AI in its flagship product and incorporate a series of new features with this technology that will be executed locally, which will require more demanding hardware than usual, even talking about high-end phones. The specifications that the next generation of iPhone will have are not yet known, but yes, which models will be compatible with iOS 18.

According to the New York Post, iOS 18 will need, at least, the SoC A12 Bionic launched in 2018 with the iPhone XR and XS, which leaves out the iPhone 8 family and previous models. The first generation iPhone SE will not be able to install iOS 18 either, but yes the second and third ones. Like the iPhone XR, XS, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and, when launched, the 16.

It was recently learned that Apple was talking to Google to use its artificial intelligence model Gemini on iPhones, after having done it with OpenAIdeveloper of ChatGPT. If the collaboration comes to fruition, users will be able to create images and a wide variety of written content based on text prompts and assisted by Google's generative AI.

Among the new features of iOS 18, it is expected 4 new features based on artificial intelligenceincluding large language models, LLM, and a generative AI app called iWork. Artificial intelligence will also be used to improve the assistant Siri and the iPhone messaging app.

However, getting an AI model to run locally on the device requires not only a powerful SoC but lots of RAMan aspect in which Apple has always been more conservative than other manufacturers.

Google recently announced that its Gemini Nano model would not reach the Pixel 8but only to Pixel 8 Pro, contrary to what was initially planned. The reason, “hardware limitations” referring to the amount of RAM memory, 12 GB in the Pro model and 8 in the base, both with the same SoC G3 Tensioner. Finally, Google has partially backed down from user complaints and will allow AI to be activated on the Pixel 8 via Android Settings Developer Options.

Given these hardware demands, it is possible that new AI functions They are only available on newer iPhones and not on older onesalthough they can be updated to iOS 18.