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WWDC 2024: Apple promises 'Extraordinary week'

While the September event is typically the highlight for Apple enthusiasts, this year's WWDC could be one of the most significant in recent history. Apple has teased a 'huge AI announcement,' with Wedbush analyst Dan Ives calling WWDC 2024 'the most important event for Apple in over a decade.' Ives highlighted the critical pressure on Apple to deliver a generative AI stack for both developers and consumers.

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Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) begins today at Apple Park in California, marking what the tech giant promises will be an 'extraordinary week of technology. Apple is set to announce numerous AI features during the event, including a new chatbot integrated into its iPhones.

WWDC 2024: Apple promises 'Extraordinary week'


Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) begins today at Apple Park in California, marking what the tech giant promises will be an 'extraordinary week of technology.'

 

 

Major AI Announcements Expected at 'Momentous' WWDC

Apple is set to announce numerous AI features during the event, including a new chatbot integrated into its iPhones.

 

iOS 18 to Get AI Overhaul

The spotlight will be on the next major mobile operating system, iOS 18, which is expected to receive significant AI enhancements.

Five Updates to Expect at WWDC 2024

  1. AI-focused iOS 18: Major new features and designs with AI integration.
  2. AI Update for Siri: Enhancements to make Siri smarter and more intuitive.
  3. AI-generated Emoji: New emojis created using AI technology.
  4. Chatbot for iPhones: Introduction of a new AI-powered chatbot.
  5. Vision Pro Availability: Updates on the highly anticipated Vision Pro.

What is WWDC?

The Worldwide Developer Conference, an annual event held by Apple since 1983, has evolved over the past two decades into a major launchpad for new devices and technologies. Notable past announcements include the HomePod speaker in 2017 and the iPhone 4 in 2010.

A Potentially Historic Event for Apple Fans

While the September event is typically the highlight for Apple enthusiasts, this year's WWDC could be one of the most significant in recent history. Apple has teased a 'huge AI announcement,' with Wedbush analyst Dan Ives calling WWDC 2024 'the most important event for Apple in over a decade.' Ives highlighted the critical pressure on Apple to deliver a generative AI stack for both developers and consumers.

Event Schedule and Viewing Details

WWDC 2024 kicks off today and runs until Friday, June 14, with major announcements expected on the first day. Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the keynote at 6pm BST (10am PT), providing insights into Apple's advancements in AI.

 

The five-day event will be available online, streamed through Apple's YouTube channel and website. Additionally, there will be a special 'in-person experience' at Apple Park on the first day, offering developers a chance to watch the keynote, interact with Apple team members, and participate in special activities.

Teasing New Innovations

Apple's invite for the event features a series of round colored circles, potentially a nod to the shape of Apple Park and reminiscent of HAL from Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey.'

Anticipated Announcements

This year, Apple is expected to focus heavily on generative AI, the technology behind chatbots like ChatGPT and Google's Gemini. Central to the announcements will be iOS 18, which will integrate AI prominently. Apple tipster Mark Gurman predicts iOS 18 will be 'relatively groundbreaking' with major new features and a host of AI enhancements.

 

Smarter iPhone Apps and AI-Based Tools

 

Apps like Safari, Fitness, Mail, and Maps are anticipated to become more intelligent and intuitive, streamlining user experiences.

 

In Messages, new AI-based transcription and translation tools could reduce the need for extensive typing.

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