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Apple unveils innovations at WWDC 2024

Updated: Jun 13


Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 was packed with exciting announcements, focusing heavily on artificial intelligence (AI). The event introduced Apple Intelligence, a suite of AI-driven features, and unveiled significant updates to Siri, making the smart assistant more interactive and personalized. Apple also announced collaborations with AI partners beyond OpenAI, including Google's Gemini model, indicating a broad approach to AI integration.


Elon Musk expressed concerns over Apple's deepening ties with OpenAI, hinting at potential repercussions for his companies. Despite the buzz around Apple Intelligence, it's important to note that its availability is limited to newer devices, such as the iPhone 15 Pro models, iPads, and Macs with M1 chips or newer.


One of the standout features is the integration of ChatGPT in Siri, enhancing the chatbot experience within Apple apps. Apple Intelligence also promises to transform messaging by allowing users to create AI-generated images, adding a fun, personalized touch to conversations.



For Apple TV+ users, a new feature named InSight will provide on-screen information about actors and music, similar to Amazon's X-Ray technology. Siri received upgrades too, with improvements in speech recognition and the ability to type commands.


Developers got a sneak peek at how they can incorporate Apple Intelligence into their apps, promising a future of more intuitive and personalized app experiences. Additionally, Apple introduced a Passwords app for easier password management, a Smart Script feature for cleaner handwriting in Notes, and a long-awaited Calculator app for iPad.


The macOS Sequoia update brings iPhone mirroring to Macs, enhancing continuity between devices. A new Messages feature enables satellite communication in areas without signal, and the Photos app has been redesigned for easier navigation and photo discovery.


Among other innovations, Apple introduced Tap to Cash for easy payment transfers between iPhones, and iOS 18 brings customizable app locks and home screen layouts. VisionOS 2 was announced with productivity enhancements and the ability to create spatial photos from regular images, expanding the capabilities of the Vision Pro headset, which will be available in more countries.


Overall, WWDC 2024 showcased Apple's commitment to AI, with a focus on practical, user-centric applications rather than just flashy technology.


Source: TechCrunch

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