The Apple Developers Conference, WWDC 2023, begins on June 5. It is without a doubt one of the most anticipated events of the year in the world of technology, and a must for any Apple fan. What will they show us at this event? Gurman anticipates it to us, as always.
The protagonists of the event will be, without any doubt, mixed reality glasses (virtual reality and augmented reality), but there will be other products announced at the event, such as new Macs and the biggest software update for watchOS, the Apple Watch operating system. The list of novelties that we will see is the following:
- Mixed reality glasses, Apple’s biggest novelty in almost ten years, which will come hand in hand with new software: xrOS.
- New MacBooks
- iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOs 10, and macOS 14.
The new versions of iOS and iPadOS will not bring major changes, but they will include a long list of small changes that respond to user requests. Gurman notes that he doesn’t expect any major changes to macOS and tvOS either. However, the story will be very different when we get to watchOS 10, which will bring its biggest update since the launch of the Apple Watch.
The star launch will be that of the mixed reality glasses, a mixture of what we know as virtual reality and augmented reality glasses, and which in the words of Gurman is Apple’s future beyond the iPhone and iPad. The glasses will not only be the protagonists during the presentation on the 5th, but also throughout all the sessions that will take place in the following days for developers, focusing on their application store and the tools for developers that will accompany their launch. In fact, the event will be very focused on developers, because the product will not reach users until several months after its presentation, once the developers have been able to create content for the glasses. From within Apple, it is not expected to be an immediate success product, but rather the beginning of a path towards something that will end up replacing the iPhone. Gurman hopes it will arrive in time for the Christmas season, but hardly any sooner.
As far as Apple computers are concerned, a 15-inch MacBook Air, a new 13-inch MacBook Air as well as a new entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro will be introduced. We’ll see new desktop Macs we’ve been waiting for, including the refreshed 24-inch iMac and the first Mac Pro with an Apple Silicon processor. There will also be a renewal of the higher-end MacBook Pro and the Mac Studio will also have a new model, contrary to what some rumors claimed. It is expected that the new models that they present do not include M3 processors, but rather evolutions of the existing M2 processors.