Saturday, June 15, 2024

WWDC 2024: how to watch Apple’s event live

Apple has a plan for AI, and we’re finally going to hear more than whispers about it on June 10th during this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. If you’re not among the lucky few going to Cupertino, California, to see WWDC 2024 live, you can stream the keynote at 1PM ET on YouTube, in the Apple TV app, or on Apple’s events page.

Plenty of these features will work on-device, but some will go to the cloud, for which Apple will reportedly use M2 Ultra-powered servers — which will almost certainly be part of the company’s privacy pitch. The company is also expected to announce a new deal with OpenAI to let ChatGPT have deeper access to iOS.

AI will be most of the story, but Apple may tout other non-AI improvements that include UI updates for Apple Photos, the iOS and macOS settings apps, and Control Center. Messages could get a new feature that’s a little like its full-screen effects (think fireworks or confetti) but for individual words in a text message. Apple will reportedly announce visionOS 2.0 for the Vision Pro, with new features and native versions of first-party apps that until now have been available only as iPad apps.

The company won’t introduce any new hardware at WWDC 2024, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman told subscribers in a recent edition of Power On. Look out for the stream, starting on June 10th at 1PM ET on YouTube or Apple’s site. And of course, keep an eye on The Verge, where we’ll be cutting through the noise to bring you the most important news.


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