Everything Announced At Apple's 2024 World Wide Developer Conference

At Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC24) in Cupertino, California, the tech giant unveiled a slew of new products and updates across its devices and software. The following a summary of the key announcements.

Apple Intelligence

Apple announced its new artificial intelligence framework, Apple Intelligence. Key features include:

  • Context-driven notifications: Recognizes and prioritizes important notifications.
  • Writing improvements: Systemwide proofreading and style enhancements.
  • Image generation: Creates generative photos based on user libraries.
  • Cross-application tasking: Executes tasks across different apps.
  • Privacy focus: Utilizes Private Cloud Compute to ensure data privacy.

Siri with ChatGPT

Siri will integrate with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, allowing users to leverage AI capabilities for various tasks. This feature will be available in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia.

iOS 18

The latest iPhone operating system includes:

  • Customizable home screen: Enhanced personalization options.
  • Control Center overhaul: New controls API for developers.
  • Privacy updates: Lock apps and manage contact availability.
  • Messages via satellite: Send messages even without cellular service.
  • New Photos app: Redesigned for easier photo searching and filtering.

macOS Sequoia

New features for Mac users:

  • iPhone mirroring: Control iPhones from Mac via Continuity.
  • Unified Notification Center: View iPhone notifications on Mac.
  • New Passwords app: Manage passwords, verification codes, and more.

iPadOS 18

Updates for iPad include:

  • Interface improvements: Floating tab bar and automatic sidebars.
  • Native Calculator app: With unit conversions and Apple Pencil support.
  • Smart Script for Notes: Enhances handwriting recognition and editing.

WatchOS 11

New features for Apple Watch:

  • Training mode: Tracks workout intensity and duration.
  • Vitals app: Monitors heart rate, respiratory rate, and other metrics.
  • Customizable summary tab: Personalized health insights.
  • AI photo selection for watch faces: Automatically selects suitable background images.

AirPods and tvOS Updates

Enhancements for audio and home entertainment:

  • Siri with AirPods: Head motion detection for call management.
  • Voice Isolation: Improved clarity in noisy environments.
  • tvOS features: Enhanced audio, projector support, and new screensavers.

VisionOS 2

The next iteration of Apple’s OS for Vision Pro:

  • AI-driven photo transformations: Regular photos to Spatial photos.
  • New gesture controls: Enhanced user interactions.
  • Ultrawide display support: Equivalent to dual 4K monitors.
  • Expanded Travel mode support: Now includes trains.


A new feature allowing users to create personalized emojis using AI, right from their keyboard.

Apple Passwords App

A new app to manage passwords, verification codes, and more, available across iPhone, iPad, Vision Pro, Mac, and Windows.

Overall, Apple’s WWDC24 highlighted its significant push into AI, emphasizing privacy and personalization across its devices and software. Developer versions of the new software will be available soon, with public releases expected in the fall.

Info source: Medium

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