WWDC 2023: From iOS 17, mixed reality headset to 15-inch MacBook Air, know what to expect

With a little more than a week to go, Apple WWDC 2023 is set to be an exciting affair. Know everything you should be looking forward to. Includes iOS 17, mixed reality headset, 15-inch MacBook Air and more.

| Updated on: May 27 2023, 13:36 IST
Apple WWDC 2023 event: iOS 17, 15-inch MacBook Air and more set to launch soon
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1/5 iOS 17: One of the most highlighted announcements of WWDC 2023, Apple is expected to stuff your iPhones with new features. From a dedicated Journal app, a Mood Tracker, a Control Center upgrade, increased functionality for Dynamic Island, added features for Apple Music, and much more -- iPhone fans have a lot of expectations from iOS 17. (Pexels)
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2/5 15-inch MacBook Air: As per Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, a larger MacBook Air can be launched at the event. The device is expected to feature a 15.5-inch display and will be powered by either the 8-core or 10-core GPU variants of the M2 chipset.  (HT Tech)
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3/5 Mixed Reality Headset: Apple's highly-anticipated mixed reality headset may also be unveiled at the upcoming event. According to rumours, the headset is expected to come equipped with dual 4K micro-OLED displays and numerous cameras to map the environment and monitor facial expressions, gesture-based control methods, and more. (Representative) (AFP)
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4/5 watchOS 10: Not just iPhones, but Apple Watch users are expected to get the watchOS 10 announcement. It may come with some important features such as a new widget system to check information without opening the app, a customizable Digital Crown, a redesign for Apple Watch Home Screen, and more. (HT Tech)
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5/5 Other software updates: Moreover, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, and tvOS 17 are also expected to be introduced.  (Unsplash)
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Know what you should be expecting from WWDC 2023. (Apple)

After Google and Microsoft's developer conferences, now it is the turn of Apple. On June 5, the iPhone maker will host its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2023. The event, which will go on for 5 days, will largely focus on third-party app developers for the Apple ecosystem, and will also feature a keynote session on the opening day, where some major consumer-focused announcements are expected to be made. These are likely to include the introduction of iOS 17, a 15-inch MacBook Air, Apple's new AR/VR mixed reality headset, and more. Let us take a look.

WWDC 2023: What to expect

WWDC 2023 will be an in-person event for developers, but the keynote session on June 5 will be available to watch online. It will not be live, but Apple will bring its usual high production value to the prerecorded video.

The biggest announcement of the night will be the introduction of iOS 17, the next iteration of the iPhone operating system. Earlier, it was said that the update would focus on optimization mainly and will not bring new features, but leaks over the last couple of months have highlighted that this is going to be another exciting update from Apple. Some of the new features likely to come with iOS 17 can include a new mood tracking app, a journaling app, a smart display mode, app sideloading (for limited regions) as well as upgrades to existing apps such as the Wallet app, AirPlay, and SharePlay.

iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17 are also expected to be announced during the event.

Apple could also be unveiling a new 15-inch MacBook Air. This will be an addition to the sole 13.6-inch MacBook Air. Some reports have suggested that the MacBook can be equipped with the M2 chipset. The rest of its specifications are likely to be similar to the existing MacBook Air. While prices are not known, it is rumored to be priced at $1,799.

Most importantly, Apple is expected to announce its AR/VR mixed reality headset which is rumored to be called Apple Reality Pro. This will be targeted towards developers to enable them to build apps and tools for Apple's augmented reality and virtual reality ecosystem. The headset is rumored to be priced at $3,000. xrOS can also be introduced along with it.

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First Published Date: 27 May, 13:36 IST