The brand’s annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), which features the newest hardware and software advancements from Apple, is held in San Francisco. The 2023 edition of WWDC will take place in Apple Park in Cupertino, California, from June 5 to June 9, 2023. On Monday, June 5 at 10:00 AM PT, the keynote speech will be delivered. The event will be broadcast live on Apple’s YouTube page, and admission to Apple Park is now free.
“Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in an online format from June 5 through June 9, 2023, with an opportunity for developers and students to celebrate in person at a special experience at Apple Park on opening day,” the Apple Newsroom said when the dates of WWDC 2023 were announced in March 2023.
This year, Apple is anticipated to reveal a number of advancements in both software and hardware. Here are some predictions for this year’s WWDC.
Reality Pro by Apple Headset
Apple is most likely to unveil its first-ever Mixed Reality Headset, which will be capable of combining AR and VR features, after a protracted wait and time of anticipation. It reportedly goes by the moniker Apple Reality Pro Headset and costs about $3000 USD. The headset is aimed towards developers and will support them in creating VR and AR applications for Apple’s AR/VR ecosystem.
According to the leaks, the headset could have an M2 chipset and a 4K micro-OLED display with a 4000 ppi and 5000 nits of maximum brightness. The gadget might incorporate gesture-based controls in place of a physical controller and an external battery that can be worn around the waist. Twelve cameras that can map the surrounding region, interpret facial expressions, and detect body motions will be included in the headset, which will run the xrOS operating system. An iris scanner will be used for security, and the headgear will also have access to Apple TV and Apple Music.
A 15-inch MacBook, which would join the 13-inch MacBook Air presently on the market, is anticipated from Apple. A high-resolution display and Apple M2 CPU with 8GB RAM are anticipated to power this upcoming 15-inch MacBook. According to Mark Gurman, a new 13-inch MacBook Pro and an improved 13-inch MacBook Air may also be unveiled at the WWDC in 2023.
There will likely be a number of software-related updates that aim to increase consumer choice and enhance quality of life.
The significant iPhone software update, known as iOS 17, is anticipated to be unveiled at the presentation. The iOS 17 release will bring a tonne of new features to iPhones. Together with improvements and a new appearance, Control Center will also gain a journaling tool that users can use to log their daily actions. Changes to the Health app’s Interface are also anticipated. Updates will be made to the Wallet and Locate My Apps, and iOS 17 will have a customised voice feature for people who become mute. This will speed up the 15-minute voice cloning process on the iPhone.
It’s also anticipated that the Magnifier’s Point and Speak capability would make it simple for persons with vision impairments to engage with tangible objects. Moreover, Siri might be moved to Dynamic Island and would only require the word “Siri” rather than “Hello Siri” to begin speaking. App sideloading is also anticipated.
It is anticipated that iOS 17 will be released for the iPhone 15 Series, iPhone 14 Series, iPhone 13 Series, iPhone 12 Series, iPhone 11 Series, iPhone SE 2020, and iPhone SE 2022.
With more improvements and a new user interface, WatchOS 10 is anticipated to receive a significant update for the Apple Watch. Apple anticipates updating the watch’s hardware significantly in 2024, when it will have a bigger, custom-built display. New widgets that function with any Watch Face and are similar to Glances will be added to WatchOS 10. Users will be able to navigate among widgets for activity monitoring, weather, calendar, events, and more rather than opening apps. Instead of using the home screen, widgets can be opened by pressing the crown.
Together with the watchOS 10 upgrade, Apple might also roll out a new home screen design. The new design will be simpler to use and include features similar to those on iOS, such as app folders.
iPad OS 17
According to reports, iPad OS 17 will have new accessibility capabilities including Personal Voice, a machine-learning capability that enables your iPhone to talk in your voice. Users will be able to type what they want to say and have it read aloud during phone and FaceTime chats, as well as in-person interactions, thanks to Live Speech. A text-to-speech programme will be used.
For the first time ever, according to Mark Gurman, iPad OS 17 will also enable users to download apps from sources other than the app store. According to @analyst941 on Twitter, the Stage Manager will be one of the key upgrades in iPad OS 17. Support for external monitor webcams and audio output source options will be added to iPad OS 17. Users will have the option of a resizable dock in the external display settings, and they will be able to stream several video and audio sources when the Stage Manager is active.