Apple WWDC 2024 kicks off on June 10: What to expect

Apart from iOS 18, Apple could also outline its plans for AI

Apple has announced that WWDC 2024 will kick off on June 10 this year, and carry on till June 14 for most of its online sessions. The developer-focused annual event brings together thousands of software development professionals and students to highlight the latest innovations from Apple, largely on the software front for all of its key hardware products. Expect to see the latest innovations and versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS, and more, notably iOS 18 which will debut with the new iPhones later this year.

While WWDC's focus will be online, there will be an in-person keynote at Apple Park in Cupertino, California for select invitees and audiences. While Apple hasn't exactly revealed much of what to expect, it's likely that the company will outline what it plans to do with artificial intelligence (AI) on its devices going forward. Much of this could be in line with generative AI, with Apple reportedly spending "millions" per day on developing the technology for its iPhone series, to debut with iOS 18.

Many AI features could be strictly on-device for security reasons that typically align with Apple's consumer-centric approach, but the company could also partner with others with expertise in the field of cloud-based AI, such as OpenAI or Google. The rest of the software-based announcements will be in line with the usual - incremental improvements, and a few new features across its device platforms.

Unlike WWDC 2023 which saw the announcement of the Apple Vision Pro, we aren't expecting any major new hardware launches in 2024. That said, we don't fully want to write off the possibility of new AirPods earphones or headphones being launched at WWDC 2024. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.