Join the Excitement: Witness Apple’s Live Launch of WWDC 2024!

Apple will kick off its weeklong Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2024) event with the customary keynote at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on June 10. The presentation will focus on the company’s software offerings and the developers that power them, including the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, visionOS and watchOS. There’s a stream on YouTube as well, but that has a tendency to lag a bit. And you can bet that many of iOS 18’s AI features will make their way to macOS 15, as well. TechCrunch will be reporting on the ground at Apple Park, bringing you the news as it happens.

Apple is set to kick off its highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2024) with the customary keynote on June 10 at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. The event will focus on the company’s powerful software and the talented developers behind it, with a special focus on the latest versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, visionOS, and watchOS.

You can catch the live streamed event on Apple’s dedicated events page, or on YouTube (although the YouTube stream may experience slight delays).

For the past couple of years, critics have pointed out that Apple has lagged behind tech giants such as Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI in terms of generative AI research. However, CEO Tim Cook has promised to address this issue and there’s no better time and place to do so than at the iconic Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino during WWDC.

Rumors are currently buzzing about a potential deal with GPT-developer OpenAI, aimed at leveling the playing field. Additionally, many speculate about the AI enhancements that will be introduced in iOS 18.

As for hardware, while WWDC has typically been a software-focused event, Apple has surprised fans in recent years with hardware updates, such as the introduction of Apple Silicon and the big reveal of Vision Pro last year.

However, recent rumors suggest that hardware will take a back seat this year, despite pressure after the mixed reception of Apple’s first venture into mixed reality and the discontinuation of its electric car project.

But it’s not all about iOS 18. The event will also feature the debut of macOS 15, which is rumored to include significant design changes, perhaps even for the beloved Calculator app on the iPhone. And with many of iOS 18’s AI features expected to make their way to macOS 15, it’s sure to be an exciting update.

TechCrunch will be on the ground at Apple Park, bringing you all the latest news and updates as they happen. Stay tuned.

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