Apple's WWDC used to be a showcase for new software products from the company and while that's still the primary occasion, the California giant has also started to announce hardware products at the event and the WWDC23 is expected to follow this new tradition. In fact, this year's WWDC seems to be an even bigger deal than last year's M2 Macbook reveal.
New Reality Headset, new Macbooks, and upcoming Software
According to a new report from Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple will announce its highly anticipated Reality Headset alongside its new operating system, xrOS. Now, you can probably guess that the focus should mostly be on the new operating system, but hopefully, we'll get our detailed first look at the headset and the company may also announce dates for availability.
We've been hearing about a new 15-inch Macbook Air for a while now, and it seems like Apple may announce an M2-equipped variant during this event. While it's still not clear if there will also be an M2 Pro variant, it is expected to look similar to its smaller counterpart and carry a notch with a 1080P webcam on a 15.5-inch IPS display.
It's unlikely that we'll see the new Mac Pro during this event, but it's not impossible considering it's already delayed a lot by this point. For the updated 24-inch iMac, it's basically the same situation. In fact, a 13-inch Macbook Pro refresh is in the works, but it's not clear if Apple will hold that off till the October Mac event.
Other releases will include iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, and watchOS 10. While the upcoming iOS, iPadOS, and macOS are expected to be incremental updates, the watchOS 10 update is expected to be a major one. This is mostly because, there won't be any major updates to the Apple Watch this year, and the company is expected to focus on software instead.
The WWDC 2023 keynote will take place at Apple Headquarters in California on June 5th. The event will continue till June 9th and developers should get a lot more insight on xrOS and its SDK alongside other operating system updates during the rest of the event.