Apple’s WWDC 2024 Event; Expected AI Integration, Privacy Focus, and Major Software Updates

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Apple’s WWDC 2024, scheduled for June 10, will concentrate on AI integration throughout its core applications and functionalities, with a strong emphasis on privacy and security.

The event's agenda encompasses updates for iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and visionOS 2. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has provided insights into what to anticipate during the keynote:

Apple Intelligence -

  • Introduction of a new AI system integrated into iPhone, iPad, and Mac operating systems.
  • Collaboration with OpenAI to introduce a ChatGPT-like chatbot.
  • Development of new software for the Vision Pro headset, Apple Watch, and TV platforms.

AI Features -

  • Incorporation of AI into various applications to streamline daily tasks, prioritizing widespread accessibility over advanced technologies like image and video generation.
  • Opt-in beta access for users to trial new AI features, requiring iPhone 15 Pro or newer models, or iPads/Macs with an M1 chip or later.
  • AI capabilities powered by Apple's technology and OpenAI tools, utilizing on-device processing or cloud computing as necessary.
  • Emphasis on security features, ensuring user data privacy with no profiling based on data, and highlighting on-device processing whenever feasible.
  • Introduction of new features for summarizing articles, web pages, meeting notes, messages, and missed notifications in Safari.
  • Automatic, detailed response suggestions for emails and texts.
  • Enhanced Siri capabilities for precise control over app features and actions, with expanded functionalities for third-party apps and multi-command requests expected next year.
  • AI features akin to GitHub Copilot for code auto-completion in Xcode, fully accessible to third-party developers next year.
  • Introduction of a new feature in the Mail app for automatically categorizing emails, reminiscent of Gmail.
  • Real-time generation of custom emoji based on typed words.
  • Automatic transcription of voice memos.
  • Enhanced photo editing capabilities in the Photos app, including easy object or people removal.

Other Software Upgrades -

  • Significant upgrades to the iOS 18 home screen, allowing users to freely place app icons and customize icon colors.
  • Redesigned Control Center interface with options for rearranging shortcut buttons and multiple pages, alongside an updated music widget and smart home controls.
  • Improved navigation, organization, and search reliability in the Settings app across iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.
  • Enhanced messaging capabilities in the Messages app, including triggering effects with individual words, colorful Tapback icons, scheduled message sending, and RCS support for improved communication with Android users.
  • Introduction of a new Passwords app for managing passwords, replacing iCloud Keychain.
  • Revamped Calculator app introduced to iPad, featuring a consistent interface across devices.
  • Integration of data from the Reminders app into the Calendar app.
  • Health app improvements including better blood pressure data management, potential hypertension detection, hearing test support with AirPods, and tailored data for pregnant users.
  • Updates to watchOS 11 including an enhanced Siri interface and major changes to key apps like Fitness.
  • Expected minor changes to Safari in macOS 15 without a new ad blocker, maintaining a focus on privacy.
  • Introduction of new wallpaper packs referencing old icons and slogans for Mac, and iPhone wallpapers resembling early designs.
  • VisionOS 2 for Vision Pro to include new environments, Passwords app, and iPad software versions, prioritizing refinement over new features.

Hardware and Future Plans -

  • Hints at upcoming hardware releases, with new health features supporting upgraded Apple Watches, and AirPods enhancements anticipated in new models later this year.
  • AI features driving sales of new iPhones and Macs equipped with improved chips.

Event Details -

WWDC 2024 will take place from June 10 to June 14, with the keynote address scheduled for June 10 at 10 AM PDT (10:30 PM IST).

The keynote will be streamed on, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, Apple Vision Pro, and YouTube, with on-demand playback available afterward.