2024 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Recap

2024 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference Recap

Apple WWDC24 Highlights

Apple Intelligence

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Apple unveiled its personal AI system called Apple Intelligence, integrating powerful generative models into iPhones, iPads, and Macs. This system enables capabilities like generating images, summarizing text, and more across native apps, all while keeping your data secure.

Siri Upgrade

Siri received a major upgrade with deeper integration into apps, improved natural language understanding, and the ability to keep track of follow-up queries. Notably, Siri will now integrate with ChatGPT, allowing users to access the AI chatbot for free.

iOS 18

iOS 18 brings AI-powered enhancements across various apps, including email summarization, custom emoji creation (Genmoji), and an AI image generator (Image Playground). The Photos app gains natural language search and background cleanup capabilities, while Notes and Phone apps get AI-powered transcriptions and summaries.

watchOS 11

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Apple Watch’s watchOS 11 introduces automatic widget addition based on user needs, a new Vitals app for health metrics, cycle tracking features, Live Activities, and Check In for workout tracking.

visionOS 2

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Apple's Vision Pro headset gets visionOS 2, bringing spatial photos with depth, an ultrawide virtual Mac display, improved gestures, and travel mode support.

AirPods Pro Update

The AirPods Pro update includes Siri Interactions for head gestures and Voice Isolation for enhanced voice quality.

macOS Sequoia

macOS Sequoia brings iPhone mirroring, window tiling, background blur for video calls, a new Passwords app, and Safari enhancements like Highlights and a redesigned Reader mode.

iPadOS 18

iPadOS 18 incorporates many iOS 18 features along with smart script, Freeform app changes, a calculator app, and Math Notes for integrating math functions into written notes.

Other Updates

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Apple TV+ gets InSight for identifying actors and characters, the Maps app gains topographic maps and hiking trails, Wallet adds a "tap to cash" feature and event ticket design, and Messages gets scheduling, formatting options, and tech effects.

Overall, Apple's WWDC 2024 showcased a strong focus on AI integration, personalization, and productivity enhancements across its software and hardware lineup. Which new feature are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments, and don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter for the latest Apple news!

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