Apple will kick up WWDC 2023 today with the keynote event where the firm regularly announces new features and updates for its various operating systems including iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Reportedly launching on a whole new operating system called xrOS and including both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology, Apple Reality Pro is the first mixed reality headset from the iPhone manufacturer. New Macs are expected to be introduced during the WWDC event as well.
WWDC 2023 keynote livestream timings, how to watch online
Today, June 3rd, at Apple Park in California, Apple has announced that the keynote event for WWDC will begin at 10am PT (10:30pm IST). Apple.com and YouTube will both be streaming live coverage of the in-person event. Apple also has apps for both Apple TV and Apple Developers that stream the presentation. The webcast is also available through the linked player below.
What to expect from WWDC 2023
As is customary, Apple is likely to unveil the specifics of its next operating system updates—iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, tvOS 17, and watchOS 10—during the keynote presentation at WWDC. Apple Reality Pro, a highly anticipated mixed-reality headset, is also rumored to make its debut today. Recent rumors suggest that Apple will also unveil new MacBook and Mac Pro models during the event.
WWDC 2023 Apple Reality Pro
Apple has not confirmed the release of a mixed reality headgear, but a number of rumors and leaks have claimed the company is working on such a product, which would combine augmented and virtual reality technologies and operate on a new operating system called xrOS. Reportedly costing $3,000 (Rs. 2,47,500), it has high-resolution Micro OLED displays with peak brightness of over 5,000 nits and can be powered by an external battery pack.
iOS 17 and watchOS 10
Recent rumors suggest that with iOS 17, a charging iPhone might double as a smart screen. The upgrade will likely include a journaling app and other tools to improve users’ emotional health. It is also expected that the company’s Wallet and Health applications would be updated.
The European Union is also slated to be the first region where users may install apps from sources other than the App Store, a feature that will debut with iOS 17. In the meanwhile, watchOS 10 is said to have a whole new interface that places a greater emphasis on widgets and so presents more information at a look without requiring the user to navigate the screen.
macOS 14, iPadOS and tvOS 17
There are fewer rumors pointing to substantial changes coming to Apple’s desktop, tablet, and television operating systems than there are for iOS 17 and watchOS 10. Instead, these updates may include minor new features and changes that enhance the functionality and usability of these gadgets.
WWDC 2023 New Mac hardware
New Macs might be unveiled by Apple during the developer conference. One such device is the latest 15-inch MacBook Air with an M2 processor. An updated version of Apple’s powerful Mac Pro, the first in the series to be driven by an Apple Silicon processor, is also expected to make its debut at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).