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Haiku Deck’s Zuru is smart enough to build your presentation for you

Leah Yamshon

It’s time to officially ditch PowerPoint as your go-to tool for building slideshow presentations. Slideshow-building app Haiku Deck ’s latest feature, Haiku Deck Zuru, practically builds a slideshow for you, extracting the must-know information from your notes and putting it together in a gorgeously themed presentation. The Haiku Deck team calls Zuru, which was announced on Thursday, artificial intelligence, as it looks for keywords to pick out slide topics and relevant images pulled from its image database, which is entirely safe for public use. 

Haiku Deck got a couple of additional new features on Thursday as well. You’ll find a new presentation gallery with customizable templates for a wide range of events, additional slide templates, and a new color-matching tool that lets you use precise color schemes (perhaps pulled straight from your brand’s logo). You’ll also be able to “remix” existing decks created and shared by other users. All of these features, save for Zuru, are available for both the iPad and the Web version.

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We applauded Haiku Deck when it first launched for offering a seamless way to build slideshows on the iPad, which could then be exported to PowerPoint or Keynote or shared via the Web. Each Haiku Deck update brings added functionality that make it a real competitor in the presentation building space, and Haiku Deck Zuru feels like the platform’s first major premium offering. It’s an additional feature that users will have to pay extra for—$30 a year if purchased during the presale, and $60 a year after that. 

So, with a price tag like that, is this service worth it? I got to demo Haiku Deck Zuru before launch with Adam Tratt, Haiku Deck’s cofounder and CEO, and really liked what I saw.

Here’s how it works: You import your slideshow outline (sorry, there is a little work involved here) from Evernote, PowerPoint, or Keynote, and Haiku Deck Zuru gets to work. It analyzes keywords, looks for key phrases, studies how you’ve organized your notes, and builds a deck from there. You can manually play around with individual slide layouts and tweak the content, of course, and shuffle the slides around until they’re in the order that you want. 

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Zuru organizes your notes into a slideshow, but you can change the slide template if there’s something you like more.

It reminds me of Evernote’s presentation mode, which turns your notes into a slideshow with the push of a button. However, one thing that Haiku Deck Zuru excels in is images. It automatically pulls in artwork from its database based on keywords—for example, if you’re working on a presentation about San Francisco’s housing market, Zuru might identify “San Francisco,” “rent increases,” and “housing bubble” as keywords, and then recommend an image to use that is tagged with one of those keywords. Images are selected based on how often an image has been selected over time—meaning, you’ll see the best and most popular images float to the top of your selection list.

You can always manually change the image to something else in Haiku Deck’s database, or select a different keyword to open up your image options. You can also upload your own photos to use, but make note of your privacy settings—if you’re making a public presentation, that image will be made available to the rest of the Haiku Deck community.

When you’re finished building your deck, you can embed that slideshow in any website, or share it to your social networks or via email. You can also export it as an editable PPTX file and work with it some more in either PowerPoint or Keynote. 

It might seem redundant to upload a slideshow you’ve already built, but I loved what I saw Haiku Deck Zuru do with a ho-hum PowerPoint slider. It stripped away its cheesy stock template, broke over-crammed slides up into more digestible bites, and even recognized important charts and figured out a way to incorporate them in a more visually impressive way. Plus, it created a custom color palette to give the slideshow a more polished design.

“We want to get the user as close to ‘done’ as possible,“ Tratt said, “and if we can take something crummy and make it 80 percent better, we’ve done our job.”

Haiku Deck Zuru will be a Web-only offering to start. It can be purchased now during its presale for $30 for a one-year subscription, and presale subscribers will have access to a beta in early spring 2015. The full Version 1.0 of Haiku Deck Zuru is scheduled to launch by late spring 2015, and it’s regular price is set for $60 per year. Haiku Deck Zuru is an additional premium feature—Haiku Deck’s apps for the iPhone and iPad will remain free, as will its standard Web app.

Author: Leah Yamshon , Associate Managing Editor

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Haiku Deck’s Zuru tool uses AI to help you create PowerPoints fast

Most people hate putting together a PowerPoint deck. If you’re one of those, Haiku Deck’s new Zuru tool promises to cut the time you need to spend to do so to a matter of minutes.

For each slide, a user simply needs to input his or her text; Zuru then analyzes the content, highlighting what it thinks are the key points and matching the text with a thematically appropriate image.

Haiku Deck Zuru is what the company has put together after quietly watching what customers of its Haiku Deck Web and iOS app have put together over the past year or so: shareable, public presentations that use some common, attractive layouts and complement them with Creative Common images. Zuru just does them automatically, and with intelligence, executives said.

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Users can either create their own decks from scratch or “remix” decks that others have made.

 “Because we’ve taken this cloud approach [to the app], we can look at this data in aggregate: what approach does the user take as he or share creates their story, what images are they picking, what ideas are important versus less important,” said Adam Tratt, the founder and CEO of Haiku Deck, in an interview.

Users can select from one of several templates, input their data, and let Haiku Deck Zuru do its thing. Alternatively, a customer can choose to “remix” a deck that another user has published publicly. Users can also color match images to their preferences, and use one of a dozen new custom fonts.

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Users can select from a variety of layouts, too.

But to be clear, the Zuru app’s priority is to reduce the time needed to put together a PowerPoint presentation, while keeping it looking it sharp. And Haiku Deck will charge for the privilege. While the Web app and iOS app will remain free, the company will charge $60 per year for the Zuru service. Early adopters will be charged $30 per year.

For the price, subscribers will be able to able to have early access to the Zuru service, which will enter beta in “early spring” and roll out later in the quarter. They’ll be able to make the presentations private or public, and save them as a generic Powerpoint .pptx file if they so choose.

Why this matters: You may look at Haiku Deck and think it looks a bit simplistic; you may be used to PowerPoint presentations with a dozen bullet points and graphics on a single slide. Nothing precludes you from making a complex PowerPoint slide using Haiku Deck; Zuru just tries to cut the time for you to do so dramatically.

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Can These AI-Powered Tools Help You Perfect Your Next Presentation?

Can a machine design a better slide deck than you can? Several tech startups are betting on it.

Can These AI-Powered Tools Help You Perfect Your Next Presentation?

BY  Darren Menabney 4 minute read

Recently I was told that a TEDx talk I gave was inspiring, courageous, beautiful, funny, but a little unconvincing. Good feedback overall, I thought. But what was most memorable about that review was that it didn’t come from a human.

In his lab at the University of Tokyo, professor Toshihiko Yamasaki has developed a machine-learning system that runs sentiment analysis on a presenter’s words, voice, and tone. It then gives feedback by scoring the presentation against a database of how viewers have rated videos on TED.com. My speech was evaluated against the TED Talk archive, according to 14 separate categories Yamasaki has pinpointed, including how “courageous,” “long-winded,” and “jaw-dropping” it was.

Yamasaki originally developed the system to give speakers an opportunity to receive objective feedback in order to improve their delivery. Though he admits he may have had a personal motive, too. “I thought it would be great if AI could train new students for me,” he explained. Yamasaki’s goal is to ultimately make the system operate in real time, giving a speaker instant sentiment-analysis on how they sound over the course of a presentation.

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But his platform is just one of a handful of machine-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) systems that are working toward that objective. In fact, there’s a quiet revolution going on in the world of presentations and public speaking, and if it succeeds, it may be no time before we’re all planning, designing, and fine-tuning our presentations with help from AI.

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Presentation feedback probably won’t just come after you’ve already delivered a dry run, either. After all, wouldn’t it be great to feed a rough outline of tomorrow’s sales presentation into an AI-driven platform and have it create the slides for you? Several startups are already working on this, using technology to replicate the expertise of a human designer and build more compelling slide decks.

I’ve tried out cloud-based AI systems like Zuru , from Haiku Deck, and SlideBot . Both take an existing PowerPoint file, then deploy different forms of AI to pull out key messages. Then they populate the slides with images they search for based on slide keywords, and automatically apply design rules to format them.

In my experience, the one thing that was consistent between the two platforms was their inconsistent results. One slide may get my message across beautifully, pulling correctly from the keywords in my presentation–great formatting, perfectly chosen images–and the next slide will be an ugly bullet-pointed list or a frighteningly inappropriate image.

They also share an aesthetic. The slides Zuru and SlideBot churn out tend to be of the “Presentation Zen” style–big fonts, minimal text, full-bleed photos as backgrounds. They also tend to have a certain sameness; visual variety isn’t these tools’ strongest suit. What’s more, charts and tables need to be created manually in both platforms, and formatting options are limited. Fortunately, both Zuru and SlideBot allow you to export and download the slides for further editing.

But while machine-learning slide design may still be in its infancy, it’s clear where the technology is heading. In the meantime, the best use of these applications is to create individual slides rather than full decks. They do a reasonable job of picking images and producing passable slides in seconds or minutes. Human intervention is still necessary, but both already save a lot of time on what’s often a tedious process.

How The AI Race Might Reshape Presentation Tech

However, I’ve seen some AI-backed presentation tools improve even within the space of a few months. After all, they’re supposed to. By definition, machine-learning platforms learn : the more often you use them, the better they get at their tasks. So the more a human user manually tweaks the slides that an AI tool spits out, the less they’ll need to over time. The core AI and feature set are getting better, too. A new release of Zuru is imminent, which will be able to create slides from text documents or Wikipedia articles.

We’re still in the early days of this technology. Haiku Deck has been around since 2010, but Zuru was born only in 2015, as was SlideBot. New startups are coming into this space, getting modest financing of a few millions of dollars apiece. But they all share a similar goal: to carve a space out of the enterprise productivity market, which has been forecast to clock in at some $58 billion by the end of this year. Whether smaller players focused just on the presentation niche can compete with AI heavyweights like Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Google, and IBM is an open question, but so far, they’re holding their own. Microsoft only recently added design automation features to PowerPoint, for instance, and so far it’s quite limited.

On the other hand, it may be only a matter of time before Google hooks up Assistant to Slides, Apple connects Siri to Keynote, or Microsoft links Cortana to PowerPoint. Speak to it and tell it what you want your slides to look like, and the AI will create it for you. The race is already on, and the competition is tightening .

Adam Tratt, CEO and cofounder of Haiku Deck, says the actual technology to make these integrations already exists. “It’s just a question of who puts the pieces together in a way that’s elegant and transformational such that it feels like magic.” Bringing users that magic will be a huge service, whoever does it first. If the all-too-familiar death-by-PowerPoint experience so many of us suffer is finally headed to a grave of its own, it may be a machine that puts it there.

Darren Menabney lives in Tokyo, where he leads global employee engagement at Ricoh , teaches MBA students at GLOBIS University , coaches online for IDEO U , and supports the Japanese startup scene. Follow him on Twitter at @darmenab .

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Do you hate building PowerPoint presentations? Are you always hastily putting slides together just before you go into a big presentation? Haiku Deck has your back. The new artificial intelligence web tool automatically builds an impressive presentation from an outline of notes.

Haiku Deck Zuru manipulates the data from the company's back catalog of more than three million slide decks to create a new, personalized presentation for the user. The user needs to import an outline from Evernote or an existing presentation from PowerPoint or Keynote on Macs, click a button and they get a new, original slideshow.

Although Haiku Deck is three years old, CEO and co-founder Adam Tratt said that this AI tool was always the plan, the company just needed time to build up its back catalog. "People were looking at Haiku Deck and saying, does the world really need another presentation app? But that was only the first part. We needed this corpus of data to build this new technology."

Using natural language processing (NLP) techniques, Zuru identifies keywords from a user's notes to recommend fonts and images from the Haiku Deck database. It then uses computer vision analysis of the selected pictures to decide where to place the text. Zuru should improve over time as Haiku Deck continues to grow its database of slides, particularly as more customers come online to use the AI tool.

Once it's generated, users can edit the presentation using the Haiku Deck web tool or iPhone and iPad apps. Alternatively, users can export the file and edit it with another product like PowerPoint.

Haiku Deck presentation apps are free but users will have to subscribe to access Zuru. Annual access is available for $30 in presale but will jump to $60 once the tool is released in early spring. If Zuru does everything it claims to do, $60 is a bargain when compared with a lot of enterprise software on the market.

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Alright, your robotic pal has generated a presentation for you. But, for the time being, AIs can’t read minds, so it’s likely that you’ll want to modify the slides. Please do! We didn’t forget about those time constraints you’re facing, so thanks to the editing tools provided by one of our sister projects —shoutouts to Wepik — you can make changes on the fly without resorting to other programs or software. Add text, choose your own colors, rearrange elements, it’s up to you! Oh, and since we are a big family, you’ll be able to access many resources from big names, that is, Freepik and Flaticon . That means having a lot of images and icons at your disposal!

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First things first, you’ll be talking about something in particular, right? A business meeting, a new medical breakthrough, the weather, your favorite songs, a basketball game, a pink elephant you saw last Sunday—you name it. Just type it out and let the AI know what the topic is.

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They say that variety is the spice of life. That’s why we let you choose between different design styles, including doodle, simple, abstract, geometric, and elegant . What about the tone? Several of them: fun, creative, casual, professional, and formal. Each one will give you something unique, so which way of impressing your audience will it be this time? Mix and match!

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What is an AI-generated presentation?

It’s exactly “what it says on the cover”. AIs, or artificial intelligences, are in constant evolution, and they are now able to generate presentations in a short time, based on inputs from the user. This technology allows you to get a satisfactory presentation much faster by doing a big chunk of the work.

Can I customize the presentation generated by the AI?

Of course! That’s the point! Slidesgo is all for customization since day one, so you’ll be able to make any changes to presentations generated by the AI. We humans are irreplaceable, after all! Thanks to the online editor, you can do whatever modifications you may need, without having to install any software. Colors, text, images, icons, placement, the final decision concerning all of the elements is up to you.

Can I add my own images?

Absolutely. That’s a basic function, and we made sure to have it available. Would it make sense to have a portfolio template generated by an AI without a single picture of your own work? In any case, we also offer the possibility of asking the AI to generate images for you via prompts. Additionally, you can also check out the integrated gallery of images from Freepik and use them. If making an impression is your goal, you’ll have an easy time!

Is this new functionality free? As in “free of charge”? Do you mean it?

Yes, it is, and we mean it. We even asked our buddies at Wepik, who are the ones hosting this AI presentation maker, and they told us “yup, it’s on the house”.

Are there more presentation designs available?

From time to time, we’ll be adding more designs. The cool thing is that you’ll have at your disposal a lot of content from Freepik and Flaticon when using the AI presentation maker. Oh, and just as a reminder, if you feel like you want to do things yourself and don’t want to rely on an AI, you’re on Slidesgo, the leading website when it comes to presentation templates. We have thousands of them, and counting!.

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The easiest way is to click on “Download” to get your presentation in .pdf format. But there are other options! You can click on “Present” to enter the presenter view and start presenting right away! There’s also the “Share” option, which gives you a shareable link. This way, any friend, relative, colleague—anyone, really—will be able to access your presentation in a moment.

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What can you do for free with generative artificial intelligence (AI) to foster innovative teaching and student engagement? 

This presentation provides short demos of free versions of tools based on OpenAI’s latest language model ( ChatGPT-4o and Microsoft Copilot using Bing and the Edge browser sidebar) and a search engine that uses AI to provide answers to questions in a conversational format ( Perplexity.ai ).

Liz du Plessis shares practical AI assignments she created for her online history class for Mizzou students. These assignments offer students opportunities to use AI to improve their writing skills, prepare questions for oral history interviews, and simulate practice interviews.

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Figma is announcing a bunch of new features at its Config conference today, including a major UI redesign, new generative AI tools to help people more easily make projects, and built-in slideshow functionality.

Let’s start with the redesign, which is intended to “lay the foundation for the next decade,” according to a blog post . You’ll see things like a new toolbar, rounded corners, and 200 new icons. As part of the design refresh, the company wants to “focus the canvas less on our UI and more on your work” and make something that’s approachable to new users while still being useful to Figma experts.

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Figma says this is the company’s third “significant redesign” since Figma’s closed beta launch. The new look is rolling out as part of a limited beta, and users can join a waitlist if they want to try it out.

Beyond the redesign, the headline feature addition is new generative AI tools, which look like a useful way to quickly get started with a design. They’re basically a Figma-focused version of the “draft an email”-type AI tools we’ve seen many times.

In a briefing, Figma chief product officer Yuhki Yamashita showed me an example of how Figma could create an app design for a new restaurant. A few seconds after he typed the prompt into a textbox, Figma mocked up an app with menu listings, a tab bar, and even buttons for delivery partners like Uber Eats and DoorDash. It looked like a generic mobile app mock-up, but Yamashita was able to start tweaking it right away.

In another example, Yamashita asked Figma AI to spin up a design for a recipe page for chocolate chip cookies, and sure enough, it did — including an AI-generated image of a cookie. Over Zoom, it looked like a pretty accurate image, but I can’t imagine that a basic image of a chocolate chip cookie is hard for an AI generator to make.

Figma is also introducing AI features that could help speed up small tasks in big ways, such as “AI-enhanced” asset search and auto-generated text in designs instead of generic Lorem ipsum placeholder text.

Ideally, all of the new Figma AI tools will allow people who are newer to Figma to test ideas more easily while letting those who are more well versed in the app iterate more quickly, according to Yamashita. “We’re using AI to lower the floor and raise the ceiling,” Yamashita says in an interview with The Verge — something CEO Dylan Field has said to The Verge as well .

Figma AI is launching in a limited beta beginning on Wednesday, and interested users can get on the waitlist. Figma says the beta period will run through the end of the year. While in beta, Figma’s AI tools will be free, but the company says it might have to introduce “usage limits.” Figma is also promising “clear guidance on pricing” when the AI features officially launch.

In a blog post, Figma also spelled out its approach to training its AI models. “All of the generative features we’re launching today are powered by third-party, out-of-the-box AI models and were not trained on private Figma files or customer data,” writes Kris Rasmussen, Figma’s CTO . “We fine-tuned visual and asset search with images of user interfaces from public, free Community files.”

Rasmussen adds that Figma trains its models so they learn patterns and “Figma-specific concepts and tools” but not from users’ content. Figma is also going to let Figma admins control whether Figma can train on “customer content,” which includes “file content created in or uploaded to Figma by a user, such as layer names and properties, text and images, comments, and annotations,” according to Rasmussen.

Figma won’t start training on this content until August 15th; however, you should know that Starter and Professional plans are by default opted in to share this data, while Organization and Enterprise plans are opted out.

The company is likely being specific about how it trains its AI models because of Adobe’s recent terms of service disaster, where the company had to clarify that it wouldn’t train AI on your work .

In addition to the redesign and the new AI features, Figma is adding a potentially very practical new tool: Figma Slides , a Google Slides-like feature built right into Figma. Yamashita says that users have already been hacking Figma to find a way to make slides, so now there’s an official method to build and share presentations right inside the app.

A screenshot of Figma Slides.

There are a few Figma-specific features that designers will likely appreciate. You’ll be able to tweak designs you’ve included in the deck in real time using Figma’s tools. (Note that those changes will only appear in the deck — tweaks won’t currently sync back to the original design files, though Yamashita says that Figma wants to make that possible eventually.)

You can also present an app prototype right from the deck, meaning you don’t need to make a convoluted screen recording just to demonstrate how one piece connects to another. You can also add interactive features for audience members, like a poll or an alignment scale, where people can plot on a range if they agree or disagree with something.

Figma Slides will be available in open beta beginning on Wednesday. It will be free while in beta but will become a paid feature when it officially launches. The company is also adding new features for its developer mode in Figma , including a “ready for dev” task list.

This year’s Config is the first since Adobe abandoned its planned $20 billion acquisition of Figma following regulatory scrutiny . With the dissolution of the merger, Adobe was forced to pay Figma a $1 billion breakup fee.

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Apple Reveals Apple Intelligence

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Relive the biggest moments from WWDC24

Today Apple kicked off its 2024 Worldwide Developers Conference, revealing groundbreaking new technologies and features during a keynote that was live-streamed from Apple Park to millions around the world. During the weeklong event, developers and students will have unique access to Apple experts, as well as insight into new tools, frameworks, and features to help elevate their apps and games.

This year’s keynote revealed Apple Intelligence , the personal intelligence system that combines the power of generative models with users’ personal context — at the core of iPhone, iPad, and Mac to deliver intelligence that’s incredibly useful and relevant. Major updates also come to iOS 18 , iPadOS 18 , macOS Sequoia , and watchOS 11 , including the biggest-ever redesign of the Photos app, game-changing productivity tools, and new ways for users to express themselves and customize their devices. visionOS 2 brings powerful new ways to interact with Apple Vision Pro and exciting updates to spatial photos and Mac Virtual Display, and tvOS 18 infuses useful information in Apple TV+ films and shows on users’ biggest screen in the home.

Beginning this month, Apple Vision Pro is also coming to more countries and regions, including China mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and next month will come to Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the U.K.

Apple Intelligence harnesses the power of Apple silicon to understand and create language and images, take action across apps, and draw from users’ personal context to simplify and accelerate everyday tasks. A cornerstone of Apple Intelligence is on-device processing, which delivers personal intelligence without collecting users’ data. Private Cloud Compute sets a new standard for privacy in AI, with the ability to flex and scale computational capacity between on-device processing, and larger, server-based models that run on dedicated Apple silicon servers.

With iOS 18 , users will now be able to arrange apps and widgets in any open space on the Home Screen, customize the buttons at the bottom of the Lock Screen, and quickly access more controls in Control Center. With the biggest redesign ever of the Photos app, photo libraries are automatically organized in a new single view in Photos, and helpful new collections keep favorites easily accessible. All-new text effects come to iMessage, amplifying any letter, word, phrase, or emoji with dynamic, animated appearances to bring conversations to life. Users can also now communicate over satellite in the Messages app, even when a cellular or Wi-Fi connection isn’t available.

With iPadOS 18 , the iPad experience is more versatile and intelligent than ever with new features and apps designed for Apple Pencil. The Calculator app comes to iPad with Math Notes, which allows users to type or write out mathematical expressions and see them instantly solved in their own handwriting. New handwriting tools in Notes including Smart Script make handwritten notes more fluid, flexible, and easier to read.

With macOS Sequoia , Continuity between iPhone and Mac gets better than ever with iPhone Mirroring, enabling full access to and control of iPhone directly from Mac. Safari gets another big update with the new Highlights feature for effortless information discovery on webpages while browsing. Gaming is even more immersive with Personalized Spatial Audio that puts players in the middle of the action like never before. And Apple Intelligence unlocks new ways for Mac users to enhance their writing and communicate more effectively, create playful images in seconds, and more. Apple Intelligence takes full advantage of the power of Apple silicon and its Neural Engine, and will be supported by every Mac with an M-series chip.

watchOS 11 offers breakthrough insights into users’ health and fitness, and more personalization than ever. The new Vitals app surfaces key health metrics and context, the ability to measure training load offers a game-changing new experience when working out, and the popular Activity rings are even more customizable. The Smart Stack and Photos face use intelligence to feature more individualization, and Apple Watch and the Health app on iPhone and iPad offer additional support for users who are pregnant. Check In, the Translate app, and new capabilities for the double tap gesture come to Apple Watch for added connectivity and convenience.

Just months after its initial release, visionOS 2 brings powerful spatial computing experiences to Apple Vision Pro, including new ways for users to create spatial photos with the images already in their library, intuitive hand gestures to easily access important information at a glance, and new features for Mac Virtual Display, Travel Mode, and Guest User. visionOS 2 also introduces exciting new capabilities like Follow Your Breathing in the Mindfulness app, SharePlay for Photos, and multiview in the TV app.

With tvOS 18 , intelligent new features like InSight — and updates to Enhance Dialogue and subtitles — level up cinematic experiences, while new Apple Fitness+, Apple Music, and FaceTime capabilities get even better on users’ biggest screen. The Home app gains new features with iOS 18, like guest access and hands-free unlock with home keys, delivering effortless and secure access to the home. AirPods software updates will transform the way users respond to Siri with new gestures, take calls with friends and loved ones, and immerse themselves in their favorite games.

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