Apple WWDC 2024 keynote today: When, how to watch, and what to expect – Times of India

Apple WWDC 2024 keynote today: When, how to watch, and what to expect – Times of India

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off today with a highly anticipated keynote address. The event, which runs from June 10 to June 14, will be held online and at the company’s Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

When and where to watch Apple WWDC 2024 keynote

The keynote is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET/ 10:30 p.m. IST and is expected to last between 90 minutes to two hours.
For those unable to attend in person, Apple is providing several ways to watch the keynote live.The event will be streamed on the Apple Developer app, Apple website, and YouTube. It will also be available to watch on the Apple TV app for those with compatible devices.

Focus on AI, “Apple Intelligence”

During the keynote, Apple is expected to unveil a host of new software updates and features, with a strong focus on artificial intelligence (AI). The company is likely to announce iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, watchOS 11, tvOS 18, and visionOS 2. Reports suggest that Apple has struck a deal with ChatGPT maker OpenAI to bring generative AI capabilities to its devices.
One of the most anticipated announcements is the introduction of “Apple Intelligence,” a suite of AI features that will be integrated into various Apple products. These features are expected to include AI-generated emojis and photos, email and webpage summaries, voice note transcriptions, and more. Siri, Apple’s virtual assistant, is also set to receive a significant upgrade, becoming more conversational and capable of handling a wider range of queries.

iOS 18 updates

iOS 18, the next major update for iPhones, is rumoured to include a redesigned Control Center, support for the RCS messaging standard, and the ability to lock individual apps behind Face ID authentication. The update will also likely feature enhanced AI capabilities, such as ChatGPT integration for iMessage summaries and Keynote presentations.

macOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 11, and visionOS 2

Aside from the iOS 18, Apple will also showcase the new versions of macOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and visionOS. Some new features for AirPods are also expected to be announced.

Beta releases and public availability

Following the keynote, Apple will release the first developer beta versions of the new software. Public beta versions are expected to be available in early July, with full public releases scheduled for the fall.

No hardware expected this year

The keynote is expected to focus primarily on software, and there might not be any new announcement related to upcoming hardware products. Major hardware announcements are more likely to be reserved for separate events later in the year.

Stay tuned for more

To stay up to date with all the latest announcements from WWDC 2024, be sure to tune in to the keynote live stream and follow the coverage at TOI Tech. With the promise of AI features and improvements to Apple’s already popular software ecosystem, this year’s keynote is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in recent memory.

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