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Tech Ahoy’s key takeaways from Apple WWDC 2024

Yesterday, the Tech Ahoy crew got together after work to enjoy Apple’s WWDC 2024 on our massive TV along with house beers and delicious Gordon Ramsay Street Burgers, of course! Here are some of the key takeaways (groan) from the event:

WWDC Highlights

iOS 18: AI is coming to iOS!

The standout announcement was Apple Intelligence, which promises to be a groundbreaking update in iOS 18. New features include:

  • Upgraded Siri: Enhanced with conversational abilities and deeper integration with apps.
  • System-wide ChatGPT: Thanks to a partnership with OpenAI, users will have access to ChatGPT across the system.
  • Smart Features: Including auto-generated emojis, photo editing via voice commands, and AI-assisted writing in Pages and Keynote.

macOS Sequoia: Seamless Integration

macOS 15 will integrate many of the AI features from iOS 18, ensuring a cohesive experience across devices. Expect updates to system apps and a redesigned System Settings app to enhance usability.

The fabulous Vision Pro and major updates to visionOS 2

Apple’s Vision Pro is set to receive its first major software update with visionOS 2, bringing new native apps and features like real-time captions. Additionally, Apple announced plans for the international rollout of Vision Pro.

Other Software Updates

  • iPadOS 18: Incorporating many of the new features from iOS 18, including improved accessibility with eye tracking.
  • watchOS 11: Minor updates focused on new watch faces and workout types, with blood pressure monitoring anticipated in future hardware.
  • tvOS 18: Expect minor improvements, with a focus on enhancing continuity features across Apple’s ecosystem.

Apple’s focus on AI across its platforms is set to provide users with smarter, more intuitive devices, highlighting Apple’s commitment to innovation and user experience, promising exciting times ahead for developers and consumers alike.

If you missed the event, you can watch the WWDC 2024 video on Apple’s official YouTube channel. Here’s the link to the video:

Watch WWDC 2024 Keynote on YouTube

For more detailed coverage, you might like to check out the latest reports on MacRumors and 9to5Mac​ (MacRumors)​​ (9to5Mac)​.