Apple WWDC 2024: Dates, Where to watch, What to Expect?

AI, iOS 18, latest macOS version, and much more

Apple has officially announced the dates for the much-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024, and it's just around the corner! Anticipation is high for this year's WWDC, set to be a standout event. You can look forward to getting a closer look at Apple's latest software upgrades and AI innovations that Apple has been brewing up over the past few years. Read on for details!

Date, time, and where to watch?

Apple WWDC 2024 is scheduled to kick off on June 10 and run through June 14. The event will commence with a keynote address from Apple CEO Tim Cook and other senior executives, expected to unveil the latest software updates for Apple products. The keynote will be live-streamed on the Apple website, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, and the official YouTube channel at 10 AM PT (10:30 PM IST for viewers in India). For live updates from the keynote, you can visit the Apple Events page or tune in to Apple’s YouTube page for the live stream.

What to expect at Apple WWDC 2024?

Apple is poised to unveil a slew of software updates, including those for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, visionOS, and watchOS, along with the latest macOS version for compatible devices. Additionally, Apple may also publicly address its advancements in AI, potentially marking the first public discussion on the topic.

Reports suggest that the company is developing its own GenAI features, which will be integrated on-device for the upcoming iPhone 16 models. These features are rumoured to include AI-generated capabilities such as voice memo transcriptions and auto-generated emojis. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has indicated that Siri will also undergo a conversational overhaul with AI integration as part of the iOS 18 updates. Furthermore, there are expectations that Apple will introduce an app icon customisation feature, that will let you place icons wherever you desire, moving away from the traditional grid layout for apps.

Apple has also reportedly finalised an AI deal with OpenAI. However, according to Gurman, Apple is still interested in Google's 'Gemini' AI model as a potential option. Apple had been developing its own Ajax AI model for iPhones, focusing on on-device text analysis, smart replies, and summaries. By leveraging AI technology from the maker of ChatGPT, iPhones are expected to improve their ability to analyse longer texts, generate images, and handle complex text tasks. Apple's plans regarding generative AI are expected to become clearer at WWDC 2024.