WWDC 2023: What to Expect from Apple’s Biggest Event of the Year

WWDC 2023: What to Expect from Apple’s Biggest Event of the Year

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: June 05, 2023

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off today, and we’ve compiled all that’s expected to be revealed during the company’s biggest event of the year.  

Starting with the most anticipated announcement, Apple’s first mixed reality headset, the “Reality Pro” is slated to make its debut during the event.  

The headset will mark the company’s first foray into the mixed reality market, rivaling Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta which recently unveiled its Quest 3 headset, which is expected to be launched later this year. 

According to several reports, the Reality Pro will be powered by M2-level chips, feature 4K OLED display, and contain over a dozen cameras that track the user’s movement. It will also have an external battery pack, making the headset itself lighter and more comfortable for its wearer. 

The Reality Pro will reportedly be priced at $3,000, which is considerably more than Meta’s budget Quest headsets that fall between the $300 to $500 range.  

iOS 17 Update 

Apple is also expected to announce the new iOS17 update that will overhaul the current interface to look like a Smart Home Display, along with calendar appointments, notifications, and more.  

IOS17, codenamed “Dawn,” will also pair a dark background with bright text to make reading easier for users and will update lock screen widgets that were introduced in iOS16.  

Additionally, the iOS update will enhance location services for the iPhone and introduce a new journalling app similar to Notes. 

15-Inch MacBook Air and Mac Studio 

A 15-inch MacBook Air, and “several Macs” are also reportedly on their way.  

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the tech giant is testing a pair of “high-end Macs” presumed to be a Pro and Air model, that will run on upgraded M2 chips.  

The reporter also noted that Apple will start accepting trade-ins for the Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro today, during the WWDC event. This led to speculations that a new Mac Studio is on its way.  

WWDC takes place on June 5 through June 9. Like in previous years, the first day will start with the keynote unveiling all the new products and innovations, followed by an awarding ceremony and workshops held by Apple’s own developers.   

Gurman also shared that this year’s keynote will be “one of Apple’s longest ever,” with an estimated runtime passing two hours.  

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