Post-WWDC 2024: Key announcements and what they mean for you

Apple is introducing satellite messaging, allowing users to stay in touch without WiFi or data connections
A representational image. — Apple Developers
A representational image. — Apple Developers 

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 has finally arrived and the tech giant has already amazed the tech world by its latest announcements. Artificial intelligence, as its version of Apple-developed AI assistants is the main theme of this year's WWDC event.

Here are the major announcements from WWDC 2024, day 1

Apple Intelligence

Apple has announced Apple Intelligence, a personal intelligence system that uses generative AI to simplify tasks. Unlike other AI assistants, this latest upgrade focuses on personal context, prioritising notifications and scheduling appointments. It also offers a variety of writing tools, image generation, and transcription capabilities and a tool to create personalised emojis called Genmoji.

ChatGPT Deal

Apple has partnered with OpenAI to integrate ChatGPT into its software, through which users can opt to send queries to ChatGPT for processing, giving them more options for generative AI tools.

Apple plans to partner with additional AI chatbot company to offer users a broader range of generative AI tools, options, creating a platform that will allow users to choose the best AI tools for their needs.

iOS 18

iOS 18, the latest update to Apple's mobile operating system, prioritises privacy and enhances the Messages app. Users can now lock specific apps and hide certain apps from view or in a hidden folder, also the uses will be able to schedule messages for the first time.

Read more: Apple WWDC 2024: Apple Intelligence brings every new AI feature for iPhone, Mac

Additionally, the tech giant is introducing satellite messaging, allowing users to stay in touch without WiFi or data connections.

watchOS 11

The Apple Watch is getting a significant update with watchOS 11, introducing the Training Load feature to track exertion levels and prevent injuries. The new Vitals app brings together all health metrics in one place, providing users with a comprehensive view of their well-being.

iPadOS 18

iPadOS 18 is finally bringing the Calculator app to the iPad, along with a new Math Notes tool that can solve calculations and equations instantly. Apple Pencil is also getting an upgrade with the Smart Script tool, which tidies up handwriting for better note-taking.

macOS Sequoia

The next version of macOS, Sequoia, is introducing iPhone Mirroring, allowing users to access and control their iPhones directly from their Mac. This feature promises to revolutionise the way we work and interact with our devices.