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06/12/2024 |

Unveiling the Future: Highlights from Apple’s WWDC 2024 Keynote

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Apple Intelligence and Siri’s AI Boost

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote has come to a close — and the company had a whole lot to share. We got our first look at the AI features coming to Apple’s devices and some major updates across the company’s operating systems. Apple’s first AI system, Apple Intelligence, is coming to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, introducing powerful generative models at the core of these devices. This system emphasizes security by deciding whether to use on-device processing or Apple’s private cloud computing server, available for free on the iPhone 15 Pro and newer iPads and Macs with M1 chips.

iOS 18 Brings Customization and RCS Support

Aside from all the AI, Apple is introducing a more customizable Control Center in iOS 18, allowing users to freely place app icons on their home screen. The update also includes a new Game Mode that minimizes background activity to optimize gameplay. Apple confirmed that RCS support is arriving with iOS 18, enhancing messaging capabilities. Additionally, iMessage is getting upgrades like scheduled texts, satellite SMS messaging, and new text formatting options.

Enhancements in Apple TV Plus, Passwords App, and iPadOS 18

Apple TV Plus is adding a feature called “inSights,” letting users identify actors and songs in their current show. A new ‘Passwords’ app will help keep track of login details across devices, similar to existing password managers. The long-awaited ‘Calculator’ app is coming to iPadOS 18, featuring Apple Pencil support and a new ‘Math Notes’ feature for solving equations. MacOS 15 will allow users to mirror their iPhone on their Mac, with additional new features like Safari Highlights, enhancing the browsing experience.