iOS 18: Apple's new OS coming with app locking and screen customization

10:28 AM | 14 Jun, 2024
iOS 18: Apple's new OS coming with app locking and screen customization
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Apple iOS 18 is coming with new blasting features, with focus on Apple Intelligence. There are other noteworthy updates as well. Major update is the ability to customize the home screen, allowing users to place app icons anywhere and apply dark mode and color tints.

In iOS 18, Apple users can managed apps into a locked "hidden apps" folder and individually lock apps for added security. The Control Center also gets more customization options, with a new Controls Gallery offering additional control widgets.

With the new update, developers will be able to create their own controls for the gallery while users can customize the controls on the lock screen, replacing the camera and flashlight with other controls.

Photos app receives a significant redesign in iOS 18, featuring a new layout with a unified view of the photo library, albums, and collections. Collections are automatically generated albums based on themes like "trips" and "today."

In the Messages app, iOS 18 adds support for RCS messaging for conversations with Android users. Users can also react to messages with any emoji and schedule messages. Additionally, there's a new end-to-end encrypted Messages via Satellite feature for secure texting when offline.

IOS 18: Supported iPhones

The tech giant confirmed which iPhones will support the latest iOS update in a recently published iOS 18 preview. 

  • iPhone 15 Series
  • iPhone 15 / Plus / Pro / Pro Max
  • iPhone 14 Series
  • iPhone 14 / Plus / Pro / Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Series
  • iPhone 13 / mini / Pro / Pro Ma
  • iPhone 12 Series
  • iPhone 12 / mini / Pro / Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Series
  • iPhone 11 / Pro / Pro Max
  • iPhone X Series
  • iPhone XS / XS Max / XR
  • iPhone SE Series
  • iPhone SE (2nd, 3rd Generation)

Furthermore, privacy remains prioritized in iOS 18, with the introduction of a new Passwords app for managing credentials and enhanced app locking features. Siri has been improved for more natural interactions, and Maps now includes thousands of hiking trails and a Places Library for saving favorite locations.

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US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today Open Market Rates - 15 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 15, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.8 for buying and 280.75 for selling. Euro's buying rate moves up to 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 355.15 for buying, and 358.65 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)       
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.8 280.75
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 355.15 358.65
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741 749
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.5 26.8
Swiss Franc CHF 309.15 311.65
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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