Here’s what to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2024

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner, and anticipation is high for the keynote address on June 10th. This year’s event promises a glimpse into the future of Apple’s software ecosystem, with significant updates expected for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and more.

WWDC 2024

iOS 18: AI and customization at the forefront

AI Enhancements

One of the biggest highlights of iOS 18 will be the integration of advanced AI features, aiming to bring Siri on par with, or even surpass, its competitors. Apple is rumored to have partnered with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT-style capabilities to Siri, making it significantly smarter and more responsive.

These improvements are expected to enhance Siri’s performance across all Apple devices, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Vision Pro.


Customization features

iOS 18 will introduce a more customizable user experience. Users can look forward to a revamped Control Center with support for multiple pages, allowing for more efficient organization of controls.

The Home Screen will also see enhancements, including the ability to place icons freely and change their colors to match themes, such as setting all finance-related apps to green.

Other notable additions

The new iOS will include a Passwords app to manage and store credentials securely. Additionally, a new Safari feature, the “web eraser,” will allow users to block specific elements on websites, such as ads or videos, for a cleaner browsing experience.

macOS 15

Enhanced AI capabilities

macOS 15 will be another major update, focusing heavily on integrating AI across various built-in applications. Photos, Notes, Messages, and Mail are all expected to benefit from these enhancements, making them more intuitive and efficient.

Siri will also receive significant upgrades, including the ability to summarize articles, move files, and create complex workflows.

New features and redesigns

Mac users can anticipate a redesigned Calculator app and improvements in Safari, such as an “Intelligent Search” option. These changes aim to make macOS 15 more user-friendly and powerful.

watchOS 11

AI-powered Siri

The Apple Watch’s software, watchOS 11, will focus on making Siri more intelligent and capable of handling on-the-go tasks more efficiently. This will make interactions with the Apple Watch smoother and more productive.

New workout types and watch faces

WatchOS 11 will introduce new workout types and additional watch faces, providing users with more options to personalize their experience. However, it is expected to drop support for the older Apple Watch Series 4.

iPadOS 18

AI and customization

Mirroring the updates in iOS 18, iPadOS 18 will include advanced AI features and enhanced customization options for the Home Screen. This includes the ability to place icons and widgets freely and change app icon colors.

iPadOS 18

New apps and features

The update will also bring new features to apps like Notes and Voice Memos and introduce a long-awaited native Calculator app for the iPad.

visionOS 2

Filling the gaps

VisionOS 2 for the Vision Pro headset will address initial gaps by adding native apps such as Books, Calendar, and Maps. It will also introduce system-wide features like Live Captions and respiration tracking in the Mindfulness app, enhancing the overall user experience.

Hardware announcements: What to expect

While WWDC 2024 is expected to be primarily a software-focused event, there could still be some hardware announcements. Potential updates might include new Macs equipped with the latest M4 processors and possibly a new HomePod with a touch display.


WWDC 2024 is shaping up to be a significant event with numerous exciting announcements. From AI-driven enhancements across iOS, macOS, and watchOS to the introduction of new features in iPadOS and visionOS, Apple is set to showcase its latest innovations.

The keynote will be live-streamed on June 10, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on, YouTube, and the Apple TV app. Mark your calendars and get ready for an “Absolutely Incredible” event, as teased by Apple’s Marketing SVP.

(Via Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman)

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