Live blog: Apple’s AI plans, iOS 18, and more at WWDC 2024

Live blog: Apple’s AI plans, iOS 18, and more at WWDC 2024

Tim Cook promised that AI features were on the way. At Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, we’ll finally learn what Apple’s been building.

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AI is the buzzword of the year, and Apple is expected to go all in on the emerging tech at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The company reportedly plans to infuse its operating systems with AI features, debut chatbot features in partnership with OpenAI, and generally show that it hasn’t fallen behind Google, Microsoft, and the rest of the tech world when it comes to the year’s hottest tech.

Apple was early to the digital assistant game with the launch of Siri in 2011. But the tech has languished since then — and even the products that have surpassed Siri, like Amazon’s Alexa, seem to have plateaued. The rise of AI should offer Apple another shot at building a “do anything for you” assistant, and rumors are that we’ll see the foundations of that laid at this year’s developer event.

The big AI news will come on top of the regular batch of WWDC updates: new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and more. Plenty of app updates are expected, new customization features are rumored to come to iOS, and we should see the first big software update for the Vision Pro, which debuted at this event last year.

WWDC kicks off at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. You can watch the stream below and follow along with our live blog. The Verge’s team will be reporting live from Apple Park and will have moment-to-moment updates on the latest.

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