Apple’s Worldwide Developers’ Conference (WWDC) begins on 10 June US time with the traditional keynote. Living Blindfully will have a special episode examining what the key announcements mean for blind people.

The stakes are high for Apple this year as it prepares to unveil a series of AI initiatives. iOS 18 is promising to be one of the most significant upgrades in the history of iPhone as Apple goes all in on AI. We’ll learn how Apple plans to balance all the cool new things AI can do in a manner consistent with Apple’s commitment to privacy. We’ll also hear about new software for the Mac, Apple Watch and possibly more.

Joining me for this in-depth special episode will be Judy Dixon, Mike Feir and Heidi Taylor. Often, there is a lot of material displayed on the screen that an audio describer simply doesn’t have time to relate to us. Heidi will go in-depth with interesting information we may otherwise have missed.

The keynote itself begins on Monday at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern in the US. We’ll be recording the podcast immediately after the keynote concludes, then it will be published right away for our Living Blindfully Plus subscribers, who so generously help to make the podcast viable. It will be available to everyone who is not a Living Blindfully Plus subscriber 72 hours later.

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This WWDC promises to be full of substantive new features, and we look forward to unpacking it for you. We also look forward to hearing what you think of what Apple unveils. You’re welcome to share your thoughts via the usual channels and we’ll include a selection of listener comments in future episodes.