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All the updates from the Apple WWDC 2024 Event

Arushi Sakhuja 

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the world’s largest and most anticipated tech event just drew to a close. This year Apple WWDC 2024 focused heavily on artificial intelligence (AI) integration and subtle but impactful refinements across the operating system spectrum. At AppleWWDC 2024, Apple unveiled Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system; exciting new features coming to iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS Sequoia, watchOS 11, and tvOS 18; and visionOS 2, which brings powerful new ways to interact with Apple Vision Pro. Hence, in the world of technology, there are a range of innovations to look forward to. Let’s take a closer look at each of these.

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As the year grapples to find peace in a world that co-exists with AI, this year’s keynote revealed Apple Intelligence. Built into the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, it will help you write, express yourself, and get things done effortlessly. Apple Intelligence powers new Writing Tools to help you summarise lectures, and proofread and rewrite different versions until the tone and wording are just right. It also allows you to minimize unnecessary distractions with prioritized notifications. Moving beyond text, Apple Intelligence enables new ways to express yourself visually. Genmoji allows you to turn a rough sketch into a related image that complements your notes with the Image Wand. Its benefits further extend to Siri making it more natural than ever. The feature will be available on iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
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Major updates also come to iOS 18iPadOS 18macOS Sequoia, and watchOS 11, including a redesign of the Photos app, game-changing productivity tools, and new ways for users to express themselves and customize their devices. Some noteworthy ones announced at Apple WWDC 2024 include App icons and widgets that appear even sleeker with a new Dark look and the ability to make widgets look bigger. Finally, iOS 18 will let you schedule a message to send at a specified time. Speaking of iPadOS 18, the iPad continues its evolution as a powerful productivity tool. Apple Pencil integration takes centre stage, with a new floating tab bar making app navigation more intuitive and fluid. Apps themselves see a significant overhaul, with features designed specifically for the larger iPad screen. The iPad introduces Math Notes with Apple Pencil which will evaluate expressions, assign variables, and even plot graphs with Apple Pencil — just as you would on paper.
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The next highlight of the Apple WWDC 2024 is the classic Mac. macOS Sequoia, the upcoming Mac operating system, brings a much-needed refresh to the user interface. While the core functionality remains familiar, the overall look and feel is sleeker and more modern. WatchOS 11 focuses on expanding the Apple Watch’s health and fitness capabilities.Live activities, a new feature, allows users to stay on top of real-time updates without needing to switch apps. The integration of Apple Intelligence personalizes health data, offering users actionable insights to improve their well-being. The focus here is on enhancing the home entertainment experience. The addition of a multi-user profile system allows each family member to have a personalized experience, while deeper integration with smart home devices creates a truly connected living room environment.

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Beyond software, Apple WWDC 2024  also saw a glimpse of what’s to come in terms of hardware. While no major product unveilings took place, rumours are heard about a potential refresh to the MacBook Air lineup and the long-awaited arrival of Apple Glasses. Overall, Apple WWDC 2024 focused on AI integration and subtle refinements across its operating systems paving the way for a more intelligent and user-friendly Apple ecosystem.

Arushi Sakhuja

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