Are you a fan of Apple products? There is good news for you. One of the big Apple events, Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), has been announced to be held on June 5, 2023. WWDC 2023 seems to be filled with the launch of new devices, operating system updates, and various exciting technological advances.
WWDC 2023 is held online and the Apple developers are free to join the conference. It starts with a keynote speech on June 5 at the Apple Park HQ in Cupertino, California.
Given the circulating rumors, it is natural to be intrigued about the upcoming products and services that Apple will introduce this year. Let’s explore what is on Apple’s agenda for 2023.
15-inch Macbook Air
Apple has primarily stuck to the MacBook Air sizes of 11 inches and 13 inches. However, there are strong rumors suggesting that Apple is venturing into new territory with a larger 15-inch model.
According to industry analyst Ross Young, the 15-inch MacBook Air is said to feature a 15.5-inch display. While many details remain unknown at this time, we expect the device to closely resemble the existing 13-inch MacBook Air in most aspects.
This implies that we can anticipate the same chassis design, a larger version of the current display, and the same M2 chip. There is a possibility that the 15-inch model might come with an M2 Pro chip, although that remains uncertain for now.
Reportedly, Apple has been instructing its stores to stock up on 15-inch MacBook Air models, indicating an imminent release. This aligns well with the speculation that it might be unveiled at WWDC 2023.
Latest Version of Operating System
WWDC, as its name implies, is mainly focused on developers and places significant importance on software. Throughout the event, Apple will not only provide hands-on learning opportunities for developers but also showcase the latest iterations of its operating systems, including iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Currently, there is relatively little information available regarding what Apple might unveil at the event.
However, there are a few exceptions to the limited details. One notable update could be expected for watchOS, possibly influenced by last year’s emphasis on Watch hardware, such as the introduction of the Apple Watch Ultra.
Previously, iOS 17 was anticipated to be a predominantly “bug fix” update. However, the consensus now suggests that it will include several highly requested user features. Among these anticipated features are a redesigned Control Center, a new journaling app, and an enhanced Dynamic Island. Additionally, for the first time, Apple may allow European users to sideload apps from third-party app stores to comply with EU regulations. Smaller updates, such as improvements to Apple Music, Wallet, and Find My apps, are also expected.
The rumors surrounding Apple’s long-awaited mixed-reality headset are gaining traction after years of delays. Speculations suggest that Apple may finally unveil this highly secretive device at the upcoming WWDC event in June 2023.
Thanks to a significant leak, we now have a wealth of information about the headset, rumored to be named Reality Pro. The device is expected to boast impressive features, including high-resolution displays, advanced hand and eye-tracking capabilities, a multitude of cameras, and a remarkably lightweight design compared to its competitors. Additionally, it will incorporate a switch resembling the Digital Crown of the Apple Watch, allowing users to seamlessly transition between virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.
However, it is important to temper expectations as there is a possibility that the Reality Pro might not make its debut at WWDC 2023 after all. Given the extensive technological advancements packed into the device, speculations suggest a price point of around $3,000, reflecting its high-end nature. Apple is reportedly planning to release a more affordable version with a price tag closer to $1,500, but that is expected to launch in 2024 or 2025, further down the line.