Apple WWDC 2023 Roundup: Mixed Reality Headset, New Macs And More Expected

Apple's developer conference will also have hardware products and some exciting things this year.

  • Apple will host the WWDC 2023 keynote on Monday
  • The company will have new Macs to showcase
  • Tim Cook and Co will talk about the new products and more.

Apple WWDC 2023 is this week and people are excited to see what the company has to offer with new products, both hardware and software. The WWDC 2023 kickstarts with the keynote event on June 5 where Apple CEO, Tim Cook will be talking about the new products along with his entourage. The WWDC 2023 keynote will be the first time when Apple will talk about the new iOS version, the new watchOS version and the macOS version among others.

Similarly, the company will have new hardware offerings as part of the Mac lineup which has become the norm in the past few years. Here is a round-up of the WWDC 2023 keynote and what all is expected to be part of Apple’s lineup this year. 

Apple WWDC 2023 Keynote Date, Time And Where To Watch 

Apple WWDC 2023 keynote is on Monday, June 5th at 10:30 PM IST and it will be available via Apple’s event page and Apple’s YouTube channel. You can follow the live stream for all the updates from the event. 

Apple WWDC 2023 Expected Announcement

Here are some of the announcement that Apple could make during its annual developer conference.

Apple Enters The Mixed Reality Arena 

Apple continues to build momentum for its supposed big-ticket announcement in the Mixed Reality arena. The company has reportedly been working on a new platform called realityOS and the hardware to bundle this software is likely to be showcased or at least talked about at the WWDC 2023 keynote. Adding further spice to these rumours is the latest easter egg on Apple’s event page which teases AR with the WWDC 2023 date morphing in the Apple logo. 

Apple seems to have a lot riding on this XR headset which has been met with scepticism internally but Tim Cook and Co. seem confident to go ahead with its public bow. And being an Apple product means the XR headset is expected to have an eye-catching price tag, and have features like a 4K micro OLED display with 5,000 nits peak brightness. Many companies have dabbled in the XR space but all these brands will now keep a close eye on Apple to see what the company has to bring into the market. 

New iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS Versions 

As we said, WWDC is the platform where the new Apple software versions are detailed and this year’s event is expected to have the new iOS 17 version, the unnamed macOS version, the watchOS 10 version and more. We have already seen reports talking about the expected features of iOS 17 which may or may not support sideloading apps on iPhone, the first-ever Apple product to have the feature thanks to the new EU rules. 

The Control Centre is also likely to get new features. For iPad users, the iPadOS 17 version should build on the multi-tasking ability of the device and also align itself for the upcoming OLED iPad Pro models. 

You could also have some new always-on display features for better customisations and how the imaging quality improves. With the watchOS version, Apple is expected to bring widgets back to the Apple Watch which means you could have third-party apps pinned on the main screen. A new interface is also part of the wish list and these will be presented with the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 later this year.  

The xrOS also gets its space, as the company shares the details about how the platform will power the XR headset. 

Time For More Mac Launches 

Apple continues to expand its M-series Mac lineup and the next one is expected to be the new 15-inch MacBook Air model. The company was thought to be planning for the product to launch at the Spring event which didn’t happen. So, now the WWDC 2023 is the ideal stage. But that’s not all, Apple could also bring the new M3 series chip which could be showcased on the new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Airs. 

The company is unlikely to make wholesale changes to the design as the last gen models were the first major refresh in years. As for the M3 silicon, reports hint the processor is not expected to be a major upgrade on the M2 chip with an 8-core CPU, 10-core GPU along with 8GB RAM on board. The 15-inch Air is expected to have multiple USB Type C (Thunderbolt) ports and a headphone jack. Apple is also likely to have an all-new Mac Pro powered by a new M2 Ultra chipset.