June 11, 2024

What’s New WWDC 2024: Apple Intelligence, iOS 18, Siri with ChatGPT and more

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What’s New WWDC 2024: Apple Intelligence, iOS 18, Siri with ChatGPT and more

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024 was an event full of innovations and surprises that will redefine the user experience across the Apple ecosystem. This year, the company has placed particular emphasis on artificial intelligence (AI) and has announced significant updates to its operating systems. Here we bring you a full rundown of the major new features unveiled, including Apple Intelligence, iOS 18, Siri with ChatGPT, macOS 15 Sequoia and more.

Apple Intelligence and Siri with ChatGPT: the new era of AI at Apple

Apple Intelligence WWDC24

One of the most notable announcements was the introduction of Apple Intelligence, Apple’s new artificial intelligence system that enhances Siri’s capabilities and is deeply integrated into the company’s devices. Tim Cook, Apple CEO, stressed that this system has been developed with a strong focus on privacy, using on-device data processing thanks to advanced Apple Silicon processors.

Siri reinvents itself with ChatGPT

Apple’s virtual assistant, Siri, has received a significant upgrade with the integration of OpenAI’s ChatGPT. This partnership promises to make interactions with the virtual assistant more natural and fluid, enabling conversations with greater contextual understanding and more accurate and useful responses. Now, users will be able to interact with Siri to perform complex tasks, such as searching for specific photos in the gallery or creating personalized messages, all while maintaining data privacy.

iOS 18: Personalization and productivity

iOS 18: Personalization and productivity

The new version of the iPhone operating system, iOS 18, brings with it improvements focused on customization and productivity:

  • Customizable home screen: Icons and widgets can now be rearranged and can also adopt the color of the wallpaper or a dark effect.
  • Redesigned control center: With quick access to new groups of customizable controls.
  • Improved messaging: RCS support, text formatting and message delivery scheduling.
  • Photos organized by theme: And possibility of anchoring frequently viewed collections.
  • Hidden and locked folders: For greater privacy in application management.

iPadOS 18: Empowering creativity

The new iPadOS 18 incorporates many of the new features of iOS 18 and adds specific features to enhance the iPad experience:

  • Calculator App: Allows you to solve mathematical problems directly with the Apple Pencil and in real time thanks to the Math Notes function.
  • Improved notes: With support for freehand writing and handwriting style analysis.
  • Enhanced SharePlay: Facilitates easier screen sharing.

visionOS 2: Enhanced augmented reality

visionOS 2: Enhanced augmented reality

visionOS 2, brings new features to the Apple Vision Pro, which will allow creating more immersive and engaging augmented reality experiences, focusing on improving navigation and user experience:

  • New Photos application: Powered by machine learning.
  • On-the-move mode: To reduce motion sickness during transport use.
  • Sales expansion: Apple Vision Pro’s will be available in new markets such as China, Japan and Singapore.

watchOS 11: Health and personalization

watchOS 11 brings new health and fitness features to the Apple Watch for better sleep and fitness tracking:

  • Training load: Estimates the intensity of training based on the body’s response.
  • Pregnancy monitoring: Provides detailed information on the gestation process.
  • Enhanced Photo Sphere: Uses machine learning to suggest photos based on aesthetics and composition.

macOS 15 Sequoia: Power, performance and productivity

macOS 15 Sequoia: Power, performance and productivity

Mac users also have reasons to be happy with the arrival of macOS 15 Sequoia, as it includes many of the innovations seen in iOS and iPadOS, as well as specific features to improve their productivity and offer a more intuitive and engaging experience:

  • Enhanced Continuity: Allows you to duplicate your iPhone on your Mac and receive notifications with the ability to interact with them.
  • Passwords application: A new password manager integrated into the Apple ecosystem.
  • Game Porting Toolkit 2: Makes it easy to port Windows games to macOS, iPhone and iPad.

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