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Apple WWDC24 Highlights

Apple delivered on its promise of an “action packed” WWDC 2024, from the opening video with the team jumping out of a plane, skydiving into Apple Park. Although Craig's crash helmet did bring a whole new meaning to the term “helmet hair”. Not forgetting those parkour moves to get between the different areas of Apple Park for each new section.

What did Apple announce?

Apple shared the planned updates to its 6 platforms: (Coming later this year, US Fall 2024)

  • macOS 15 - Sequoia
  • iOS 18
  • iPadOS 18
  • watchOS 11
  • tvOS 18
  • visionOS 2

    A few of my personal highlights for each OS are detailed below.

AI = Apple Intelligence

Apple has introduced Apple Intelligence - referred to during the keynote as “AI for the rest of us”. The personal intelligence system built into iPhone, iPad, and Mac to help customers write, express themselves, and get things done effortlessly. All while setting a new standard for privacy for AI.

MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro show new Apple Intelligence features.

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"Apple Intelligence is the personal intelligence system that puts powerful generative models right at the core of your iPhone, iPad and Mac," Apple executive Craig Federighi said. "It draws on your personal context to give you intelligence that's most helpful and relevant to you."

Read the Apple Press Release: Introducing Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system that puts powerful generative models at the core of iPhone, iPad, and Mac


 

macOS 15 - Sequoia

MacBook Pro shows iPhone Mirroring; Mac shows Highlights in Safari; and another MacBook Pro shows a more immersive gaming experience.
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Some great productivity enhancements with the renowned Apple ease of use and intuitiveness, including:

  • iPhone Mirroring: Allows you to wirelessly use iPhone right from your Mac. iPhone Mirroring allows a user to access their entire iPhone on Mac, they can browse their favourite iOS apps and review and respond to all of their iPhone notifications right from their Mac.
  • Safari Updates: including Highlights and a redesigned reader
  • New Passwords App: Keeps Credentials Secure and Organised
  • And of course, Apple Intelligence, Ushering in the Next Chapter of AI on Mac

Learn more here: macOS Sequoia takes productivity and intelligence on Mac to new heights


 

iOS 18 

iOS 18 brings new ways to customize iPhone, additional ways to stay connected in Messages, the biggest-ever redesign of the Photos app, and so much more.
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The release introduces all-new customisation options, the biggest-ever redesign of Photos, powerful updates for staying connected, and Apple Intelligence, the personal intelligence system:

  • New levels of customisation for Home Screen, Lock Screen, and Control Center.
  • New Privacy features designed to empower users
  • Enhancements to Mail

Learn more here: iOS 18 makes iPhone more personal, capable, and intelligent than ever 


 

iPadOS 18 

Two iPad Pro devices are pictured together, with one displaying a customized Home Screen and the other showing Math Notes.
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iPadOS 18 introduces powerful new intelligence features and apps designed for Apple Pencil, including:

  • Calculator on iPad delivers a new way to solve with Math Notes
  • More flexible handwritten notes with Smart Script
  • A new Tab Bar brings easier navigation

Learn more here: iPadOS 18 introduces powerful new intelligence features and apps designed for Apple Pencil


 

VisionOS 2


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Vision Pro coming too new markets including the UK, available to pre order on June 28th, available July 12th. We are excited to hear about the plans our customers have for new enterprise experiences for Vision Pro.

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Learn more here: Apple Vision Pro arrives in new countries and regions beginning June 28


 

watchOS 11

Three Apple Watch Series 9 devices show new features available in watchOS 11.
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Introducing the Vitals app, training load, new ways to tailor Activity rings, intelligent customisation of the Smart Stack and Photos face, and the Translate app on Apple Watch.

  • The Vitals App surfaces greater insights into key health metrics
  • A powerful new understanding of Training Load
  • More customisable Activity Rings and Fitness App

 Learn more here: watchOS 11 brings powerful health and fitness insights, and even more personalisation and connectivity

Watch the WWDC 2024 Keynote      |         Watch Platforms State of the Union


 

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