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Apple Unveils India-Specific Features for iOS 18: A Focus on Language and Convenience

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Apple announced a suite of features designed specifically for Indian iPhone users with the upcoming release of iOS 18. The update, which is expected later this year, prioritizes improved language support and user experience customizations.

Enhanced Language Features

One of the key highlights is the expansion of language options. The default keyboard will now support typing in two additional Indian languages, along with transliteration for English input. This allows users to seamlessly switch between English and languages like Hindi, Marathi, and Tamil. Furthermore, iOS 18 introduces trilingual predictive typing, making communication in multiple languages even more efficient.

Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, gains new capabilities in iOS 18. It can now understand and respond to a mix of Indian English and local languages, offering a more natural user experience. The Translate app also receives an upgrade with Hindi language support and the ability to perform system-wide translation, including within web browsers and note-taking apps.

iOS 18 Focuses on User Convenience

iOS 18 caters to the needs of Indian iPhone users with dual SIM cards. A dedicated SIM switch button will be integrated within the Control Center, allowing users to effortlessly toggle between phone numbers.

Lock Screen Customization

For a more personalized touch, iOS 18 allows users to customize lock screens and contact posters using numerals from twelve Indian languages. This includes languages like Bengali, Devanagari, and Telugu.

Conclusion with iOS 18 update in India

With these India-centric features, Apple is making a clear effort to cater to the diverse needs of Indian users. The iOS 18 update, expected to roll out in September, promises to bring a more personalized and localized experience to iPhone users in India3. This move not only enhances usability but also underscores Apple’s commitment to expanding its footprint in one of the world’s largest smartphone markets.

These India-centric features demonstrate Apple’s commitment to tailoring its products to the specific needs and preferences of its growing user base in India.

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