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Preview: what to expect from Apple’s WWDC 2024 event

Apple’s next Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is right around the corner – it runs for five days starting Monday, June 10. The event will bring together developers from all over the world to learn about Apple’s latest technologies, tools, and frameworks.

WWDC 2024 will be streamed in its entirety online, just like the last few years, while some developers and students will have the chance to attend in person. It’s a week-long event, but all the big reveals are packed into Monday’s opening keynote. What exactly should regular users be looking out for?

iOS 18

As usual, Apple is expected to unveil new updates for its ever-growing list of operating systems: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, visionOS. We don’t yet know the specifics, but it’s widely expected that iOS 18 will introduce deeper customization and accessibility features. It’s always fun to get a first glimpse at all the new features before they release to the public in September.


Beyond that, the hot button topic of 2024 so far is AI, and Apple is one of the last big companies to take a swing at it. But that doesn’t mean it’ll simply be copying ChatGPT – expect a very “think different” approach to AI, putting privacy first and powering a suite of subtle improvements across iOS. AI will almost certainly steal the show, and most notably, we expect to see a huge leap forward for Siri.


It’s also about time Apple formally added RCS support to Messages. After all, the move has been confirmed for ages now – it’s simply a question of when.


We wouldn’t rule out some smaller hardware reveals at the event, too, although the focus is squarely on software. Don’t go expect anything on the scale of last year’s Apple Vision Pro announcement.

Related reading: our WWDC 2024 wish list

We’ll also find out the winners of Apple’s Student Swift Challenge as well as the top picks from the Apple Design Awards. Plenty of exciting stuff to look forward to, basically.

You have to be a registered developer to watch the live streams, but we’ll be reporting on all the big announcements right here so you won’t miss a thing. Stay tuned!