Exciting New Features Coming to Apple Services This Fall

Exciting New Features Coming to Apple Services This Fall

Get ready for an amazing update to Apple Services this fall! With the release of iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, watchOS 11, visionOS 2, and tvOS 18, Apple is rolling out some fantastic new features that will make using your favorite devices even more enjoyable. Let's dive into what's new and exciting!

Explore the World with Apple Maps

Apple Maps is getting a major upgrade with new features designed to help you explore more. This fall, you can look forward to:

  • National Park Hikes: Browse thousands of hikes across U.S. national parks, filtered by length, elevation, and route type. Save these hikes for offline use and add personal notes to your favorite trails.
  • Custom Walking Routes: Plan your own walking routes with just a few taps. Whether it's a local exercise route or a full-day tour in a new city, Apple Maps has you covered.
  • Places Library: Save your favorite hikes, custom routes, and places in an all-new Places Library for easy access.

Greater Flexibility with Apple Pay

Apple Pay is becoming even more flexible and convenient:

  • Rewards and Installments: Redeem rewards and access installment loan offerings from eligible credit or debit cards. Available in various markets, starting with Discover and Synchrony in the U.S.
  • Third-Party Browsers: Complete payments securely on any third-party web browser by scanning a code on your iPhone.
  • Tap to Provision: Add eligible cards to Apple Wallet by simply tapping them to the back of your iPhone.

Tap to Cash with Apple Cash

A new feature called Tap to Cash allows you to send and receive Apple Cash by holding two iPhones together, making it easy to pay someone back or make quick transactions without sharing phone numbers.

Enhanced Event Tickets with Apple Wallet

Event tickets in Apple Wallet are getting a major redesign:

  • Key Event Information: Access maps, parking details, in-seat food delivery, recommended playlists, local forecasts, and easy location sharing.
  • Richer Experience: Enjoy a more beautiful and informative design for all your event tickets.

A Redesigned Apple Fitness+ Experience

Apple Fitness+ is getting a makeover to help you stay motivated and make the most of its robust workout library:

  • For You: Personalized recommendations to keep you engaged.
  • Explore: Discover new activities and get inspired.
  • Library: Easily track favorite workouts, meditations, Stacks, Custom Plans, and saved programs.
  • Search and Awards: Quickly find specific activities and stay motivated with awards and streaks reminders.

Collaborative Listening and Accessibility with Apple Music

Apple Music is introducing new features to make listening together more fun and accessible:

  • SharePlay: Share control of music playing from HomePod, Apple TV, or any Bluetooth-enabled speaker. No subscription needed for participants.
  • Music Haptics: Experience music through taps, textures, and vibrations, making it accessible for users who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Optimized Viewing Experience for Apple TV

The Apple TV app introduces new features for a better viewing experience:

  • InSight: Get real-time information about actors, characters, and music from Apple TV+ shows and movies.
  • Enhance Dialogue: Improved vocal clarity over background noise using machine learning and computational audio.

iCloud Mail Upgrades and Consistent Sign-In with Apple Account

iCloud Mail is getting new ways to manage your inbox:

  • Categorization: Emails are organized into Primary, Transactions, Updates, and Promotions for easier management.
  • Apple Account: Apple ID is now Apple Account, providing a consistent sign-in experience across all Apple services and devices.


This fall, Apple Services are set to become even more powerful and user-friendly. From exploring the great outdoors with Apple Maps to enjoying a more personalized fitness journey with Apple Fitness+, there's something for everyone. Stay tuned for these exciting updates and get ready to make the most of your Apple devices!

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