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One of the interesting new features coming in iOS 18 will let you automatically record and transcribe your live phone calls through the Phone app.

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After answering a call or placing a call, you can enable recording. All call participants are notified that the call is being recorded, so there are no surprises and everyone is aware of the recording from the start. As the call is recorded, the iPhone is also able to provide a transcript.

The upcoming Apple Intelligence features can generate a summary of key points that were included in the call, so you can look back at what was important at a glance.

Phone call transcription will be available in English (U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore), Spanish (U.S., Mexico, Spain), French (France), German (Germany), Japanese (Japan), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), and Portuguese (Brazil).

Other new features for the Phone app include a search interface for call history, autofill for a number when you start typing in digits, and the option to seamlessly switch SIM cards.

Apple also plans to bring the same audio and transcription features to the Notes app, so you can record audio and get a live transcript on the iPhone 12 and later.

Article Link: iOS 18 Can Record and Transcribe Your Phone Calls
 

ThomasJL

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iOS 18: So many new features, so few bug fixes.

Long-standing iOS bugs (from many previous iOS versions) will not be fixed in iOS 18.

With more new features than ever before, iOS 18 will likely be the buggiest release in iOS history.

Tim Cook is a greedy corporate scumbag who is far more concerned about making money than providing customers a user-friendly user experience.

iOS 18 will still include a user-unfriendly Microsoft-pioneered flat design GUI instead of a user-friendly Apple-pioneered skeuomorphic design GUI.

Cook's most colossal failure of a decision was firing Scott Forstall. iOS was a far superior under Forstall's leadership. Forstall's masterpiece iOS 6 was the pinnacle of smartphone operating systems.
 
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jz0309

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All call participants are notified that the call is being recorded, so there are no surprises and everyone is aware of the recording from the start.
that's the important piece, as at least in California, it's illegal to record a call without announcing or consent ...

Wonder what Apple support will have to say if you turn this on while on a call to them ;)
 

Peepo

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In Canada, I am allowed to legally record a call that I am a party of, even if the others are not made aware, as long as it is not for commercial purposes. If I am making a call to someone on behalf of a company, the other party should be notified. Apple is probably covering themselves here from liability just in case.
 

ApAx

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I still can’t believe after 17 years there is no way to sort contacts by date/time added. Please tell me iOS 18 finally does this so I don’t need to use a third party app.
This seems like a niche use case. In my years of experience working in UI/UX, people remember and search for/select contacts by name, not metadata such as create date.
 

mashdots

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iOS 18: So many new features, so few bug fixes.

Long-standing iOS bugs (from many previous iOS versions) will not be fixed in iOS 18.

With more new features than ever before, iOS 18 will likely be the buggiest release in iOS history.

Tim Cook is a greedy corporate scumbag who is far more concerned about making money than providing customers a user-friendly user experience.

iOS 18 will still include a user-unfriendly Microsoft-pioneered flat design GUI instead of a user-friendly Apple-pioneered skeuomorphic design GUI.

Cook's most colossal failure of a decision was firing Scott Forstall. iOS was a far superior under Forstall's leadership. Forstall's masterpiece iOS 6 was the pinnacle of smartphone operating systems.

This whole message is both unhinged and hilarious. I love satire.
 

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One of the interesting new features coming in iOS 18 will let you automatically record and transcribe your live phone calls through the Phone app.

Generic-iOS-18-Phone-App-Icon-Feature.jpg

After answering a call or placing a call, you can enable recording. All call participants are notified that the call is being recorded, so there are no surprises and everyone is aware of the recording from the start. As the call is recorded, the iPhone is also able to provide a transcript.

The upcoming Apple Intelligence features can generate a summary of key points that were included in the call, so you can look back at what was important at a glance.

Phone call transcription will be available in English (U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore), Spanish (U.S., Mexico, Spain), French (France), German (Germany), Japanese (Japan), Mandarin Chinese (China mainland, Taiwan), Cantonese (China mainland, Hong Kong), and Portuguese (Brazil).

Other new features for the Phone app include a search interface for call history, autofill for a number when you start typing in digits, and the option to seamlessly switch SIM cards.

Apple also plans to bring the same audio and transcription features to the Notes app, so you can record audio and get a live transcript on the iPhone 12 and later.

Article Link: iOS 18 Can Record and Transcribe Your Phone Calls
SIM cards???? My iPhone no longer uses physical cards.
 
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