- WWDC 2023 will begin on June 5.
- Apple will announce multiple new updates to iOS 17, macOS 14 and watchOS 10.
- The company might also launch new MacBooks at the developer event.
WWDC 2023 will kick off on June 5. Apple will host its annual developer event in person at Apple Park in Cupertino. The event will be home to the unveiling of several software updates for Apple products, including iOS, macOS, iPadOS, watchOS, etc. Apple will announce the new software updates for developers at WWDC, followed by a public release around the iPhone 15 launch event. The company has not revealed any details about the event. However, courtesy of the rumour mill, some fresh details about WWDC have surfaced online.
A new report by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has revealed that Apple will announce new Macs alongside its software products at WWDC 23. Gurman, in his newsletter Power On, also revealed that watchOS 10 will get its biggest-ever major update since the original version. The big highlight of the event could be the much-rumoured Mixed-Reality headset, which could finally be unveiled at WWDC.
WWDC 2023 Will Witness the Launch of New Macs
Apple is likely to announce multiple new products at WWDC 2023 other than iOS 17. A new report revealed that new Macs will be unveiled at the event. Gurman claims that Apple plans to unveil its mixed-reality headset at the developer event. The new headset is said to be Apple’s first new product category in a decade. The premium mixed-reality headset is likely to feature multiple lenses and sensors to provide a mix of virtual and augmented reality. To complement the headset, Apple will also unveil its first xrOS software update and a development kit. The headset is unlikely to go on sale for several months after its unveiling, giving developers time to create mixed-reality apps and services.
The second hardware product launching at WWDC will be new Macs. Apple is expected to launch multiple new MacBooks at the event. Gurman claimed that there will be a new 15-inch MacBook Air alongside an updated version of the existing 13-inch MacBook Air and a 13-inch MacBook Pro. The new MacBooks will run “something in line with the current M2 processors,” according to Gurman. The 15-inch MacBook Air was spotted in the App Store developer logs, which revealed that it has an 8-core CPU, a 10-core GPU and 8GB of RAM.
Apple is also likely to announce the first Mac Pro with an M-series chip and a refreshed 24-inch iMac. The new Macs should go on sale later this year or early 2024. There are also two Mac Studio follow-ups planned, but their timing is less clear.
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The software will continue to remain a key focus area at WWDC. Gurman claimed that watchOS 10, which powers the Apple Watch, will get its biggest update in a decade. Gurman said that the update will be major with “bigger enhancements,” including an “updated interface.” Apple’s iPadOS 17 will lay the software groundwork for revamped OLED iPad Pro models launching next year.
Moreover, Apple is likely to announce an unexpected update with iOS 17. The company will reportedly allow users to side-load apps, which means that users can download apps outside the App Store. This is likely being done to comply with the new European regulations by next year. iOS 17 is expected to come with several user-requested features. The Control Centre is also likely to feature some changes.