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While Apple's new AI features might have been centre stage at WWDC, the company also introduced several major changes to the iPhone's operating system.

Due to launch in autumn this year, iOS 18 is set to give Apple users even more options to customise their devices.

But from the ability to lock or hide apps to new ways to send messages, some of these features have left Apple fans divided.

While some tech fans have praised the 'mind boggling' new tools, others say they will make cheating in relationships easier.

One commenter on X, formerly Twitter, even wrote: 'The new Apple iOS is designed purely for cheating'.

At WWDC yesterday evening, Apple revealed the details of iOS 18 - its latest major software update

At WWDC yesterday evening, Apple revealed the details of iOS 18 - its latest major software update

However, tech fans have been divided by the new features with some saying that they have been 'designed purely for cheating' in relationships

However, tech fans have been divided by the new features with some saying that they have been 'designed purely for cheating' in relationships

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Customisation

One of the biggest changes in iOS 18 is that iPhone users will now have a number of ways to customise the apps and widgets on their home screen and Control Center.

Users will even be able to change the way that app icons appear for the first time with options to give them dark or tinted effects as well as adjust their size.

iOS 18 has also overhauled the Control Centre with more flexibility and customisation.

Rather than the usual torch, timer, or calculator icons, users can choose exactly what controls to add and how they are arranged.

That includes the addition of controls from third-party apps such as those for your car or smart home.

Fans were impressed by the level of customisation to the home screen and Control Centre

Fans were impressed by the level of customisation to the home screen and Control Centre 

However, not everyone believed that giving people control over their home screen was a good idea

However, not everyone believed that giving people control over their home screen was a good idea 

On X, some complained that people would make their phones ugly if given the option to customise the design

On X, some complained that people would make their phones ugly if given the option to customise the design 

On social media, many fans have welcomed the option to set up their phone just how they like it with one calling the new Control Center 'mind boggling'. 

But not everyone was so sure giving users more control was the right idea for a company known for its excellent design. 

On X, one commenter wrote: 'iOS will now give you the option to make your home screen ugly.'

Another even added: 'The thing that made Apple so successful, and what Steve Jobs deeply understood, is that the masses have terrible taste'.

However, the option that has caused the most stir online is the option to lock or hide apps from the home screen. 

iOS 18 gives users the option to lock apps so that they need face ID to access

Users can also hide apps so that others cannot see they are on the phone

Most controversially, iOS 18 now gives users to the ability to hide or lock apps on the homescreen 

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Apple's new iOS 18 feature is being called 'a cheater's paradise'

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Apple says: 'Users can now lock an app; and for additional privacy, they can hide an app, moving it to a locked, hidden apps folder. 

'When an app is locked or hidden, content like messages or emails inside the app are hidden from search, notifications, and other places across the system.'

Apps that a user chooses to hide will be kept in a folder labelled 'Hidden' which can only be opened using Face ID.

Apple says this is designed to 'offer users peace of mind' that information will not 'inadvertently be seen by others'.

But, on social media, many commenters suggested that this would make iOS 18 perfect for those cheating in a relationship.  

Hidden apps are placed in the 'Hidden' folder and will not trigger notifications or alerts

Hidden apps are placed in the 'Hidden' folder and will not trigger notifications or alerts 

However, many commenters said that the hidden app option would make it easier for people cheating in a relationship

However, many commenters said that the hidden app option would make it easier for people cheating in a relationship 

Some joked that an APple executive must be keen to hide their own infidelity based on the privacy updates

Some joked that an APple executive must be keen to hide their own infidelity based on the privacy updates 

What is new in iOS 18?

Apple Intelligence

iPhones will now incorporate AI features throughout the whole operating system. 

More customisation 

Users can change their home screen and Control Center.  

Improved Photos app

Photos will be easier to browse and will include better searchoptions. 

More options in Messages

iMessage users will get more formatting options and emojis in Tapback.  

Updated Email app

Mail will be automatically categorised. 

A password app

Apple has now launched its own standalone app to store your passwords 

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