WWDC 2024 is scheduled to take place in June, Apple revealed Wednesday. The annual developers conference is normally held at Apple’s headquarters, and an online livestream of the event allows developers across the world to preview new software features and advancements that the business is working on for the following year. This year, Apple is expected to unveil new artificial intelligence (AI) features and experiences that will most likely be included in future software updates.

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Apple stated that WWDC 2024 would begin on June 10 and will be held online with access to video sessions. The keynote event will also include an in-person experience on the first day; Apple says space is limited, and enthusiasts and developers may apply to attend using the Apple Developer app and the company’s website. Winners of Apple’s Swift Student Challenge will also be able to apply for the in-person experience, the firm said.

While Apple does not normally divulge too many specifics before its events, recent rumors have given us a sense of what to anticipate from WWDC 2024. The business is anticipated to catch up to Samsung and Google this year by incorporating new generative AI-powered capabilities into its smartphones and desktops. Apple is apparently eyeing agreements with AI businesses such as Google and Baidu to offer cloud-based GenAI functionalities.

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This year, Apple is likely to reveal details about its next major operating system updates: iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, watchOS 11, and tvOS 18. At least some of these upgrades are likely to include AI capabilities and experiences, some cloud-based, others on-device. iOS 18 will supposedly include an improved UI and allow users to set icons wherever on the screen. New Apple Silicon processors are unlikely to be presented during WWDC, given the firm announced the M3 chips much later last year, at its ‘Scary Fast’ event in October 2023.

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While Apple often announces new hardware at various events throughout the year — recent sources predict the impending release of new iPad Air and OLED-equipped iPad Pro models — the firm may possibly unveil some new gadgets at its annual developer conference. Last year, the company introduced the Apple Vision Pro, its first wearable mixed reality headset, at WWDC 2023, and new gadgets or accessories, such as the rumored AirPods versions, might be launched at the event.