Apples WWDC 2023: Apple fans are eagerly awaiting the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023, which is set to take place on June 5. The event is expected to be one of the most exciting ones in recent years, as Apple is rumored to unveil its first mixed-reality headset, along with new Mac laptops and updates to its operating systems.
Here’s a rundown of what we know so far about Apple’s upcoming products and software:
Apple has been working on a headset that combines augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) for years, and it seems that it is finally ready to show it to the world. According to a recent leak from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the headset will be a standalone device that does not require a connection to an iPhone or a Mac. It will have its own processor, battery, storage, and display.
The headset will run on a new operating system called xrOS, which will allow developers to create immersive apps and games for the device. The headset will also have sensors and cameras that can track the user’s movements and the environment around them. The headset will have a sleek design and a high-resolution screen that can create realistic images.
The headset is expected to cost around $3,000, which makes it a premium product aimed at enthusiasts and professionals. Apple may also launch a cheaper and lighter version of the headset in the future, which could compete with Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2.
New Mac laptops
Apple is also planning to launch several new Mac laptops at WWDC 2023, as part of its transition from Intel chips to its own custom-made silicon. The company has already released Macs with the M1 and M2 chips, which offer better performance and battery life than their predecessors.
One of the most anticipated products is the 15-inch MacBook Air, which will be the largest model in the Air lineup. The laptop will have a thin and light design, a Retina display with thin bezels, a redesigned keyboard with function keys, and a MagSafe charging port. The laptop will also have an M2 chip, which is an improved version of the M1 chip with more cores and graphics power.
The 15-inch MacBook Air will be priced higher than the current 13-inch models, which start at Rs 1,19,900 for the M2 variant with 256GB SSD. The laptop will appeal to users who want a larger screen and more power than the regular Air models.
Apple will also update its other Mac laptops, including the 13-inch MacBook Air, the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the 16-inch MacBook Pro. The company will also launch new desktops, such as the 24-inch iMac and the Mac Pro with its own chips.
As usual, Apple will also showcase the latest versions of its operating systems for iPhones, iPads, Macs, Watches, TVs, and iPads. The updates will include new features, bug fixes, security enhancements, and design tweaks.
The iOS 17 update will focus on improving the user experience and privacy of the iPhone users. It will include new widgets for the home screen, an improved notification system, a redesigned control center, and more options for customizing the app icons and wallpapers. The update will also introduce App Tracking Transparency (ATT), which will require apps to ask for permission before tracking users across other apps and websites.
The iPadOS 17 update will bring some of the features from iOS 17 to the iPad users, as well as some exclusive ones. It will include a new multitasking system that will make it easier to switch between apps and use them side by side. It will also include a new home screen layout that will allow users to place widgets anywhere on the screen. The update will also enhance the Apple Pencil support and add more productivity tools for the iPad users.
The macOS 14 update will continue the redesign that started with macOS Big Sur last year. It will include new icons, colors, fonts, sounds, and animations that will make the Mac look more modern and consistent with other Apple devices. It will also include some new features such as Universal Control, which will let users control their Macs and iPads with one mouse and keyboard; AirPlay to Mac, which will let users stream audio and video from their iPhones and iPads to their Macs; and Shortcuts for Mac,
which will let users create custom workflows for automating tasks on their Macs.
The watchOS 8 update will bring some major changes to the Apple Watch interface and functionality