What to expect from WWDC24

Time to get psyched for Apple AI and other big changes.

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I couldn’t be more excited about WWDC24 next week.

Since the demise of Macworld, WWDC is the premier Apple event of the year. OK, yeah, it’s the only Apple event these days, but it’s still always fun.

This year promises to be more impactful than most, with the introduction of a ton of AI technology.

Apple does AI really well, despite the perception it’s a laggard in the space.

True, Apple doesn’t do flashy chatbots (not yet, anyway), but AI and machine learning are deeply embedded into its products in ways that are incredibly impactful — like the way Face ID learns changes to your face over time without breaking.

This kind of clever, thoughtful integration promises to make software much smarter, and no one is better at this than Apple. I can’t wait to see what Apple’s been cooking. Here’s what to expect.

Also in today’s newsletter:

  • It’s always worth checking out the winners of the annual Apple Design Awards — the "best-in-class" apps and games.

  • This is very interesting: All new Macs and iPads since September 2023 shipped with a hidden Thread router.

  • We hands-on review one of the first Qi2-compatible 3-in-1 chargers, which fast-charges all your Apple devices. There’s a lot to like about it.

  • Apple had a great day in the stock market Wednesday, but Nvidia had an even better one.

  • We have a new section in today’s newsletter: Wallpaper of the day. Like everyone else, my X (Twitter) feed is full of iPhone wallpapers. There are always some great ones, so I figured I’d choose the best one and highlight it in the newsletter. Or maybe it should be more than one? Please take today’s poll: Are iPhone wallpapers something you’d like to see every day?

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Results from yesterday’s poll: How excited now are you about new AI features?

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