The upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2023) from Apple may be the largest developer conference the company has hosted in a very long time. Normally, Apple’s newest operating system (OS) for iPhones, Macs, iPads, Watches, and TVs is revealed.
At its yearly WWDC, Apple also shows off some hardware, but it hardly ever unveils a first-generation product. Apple is anticipated to introduce a new MacBook Air with an M2 processor this year. The long-rumored mixed-reality headset, which will serve as a stepping stone for Apple Glasses, Apple’s iPhone-defeating device, may be the show’s standout feature.
It implies that Apple might not present a new iPhone on June 5 at the WWDC. The developer-focused updates will be the main focus of the remaining event days up until June 9.
Combining some new hardware with the developer-focused WWDC could also benefit Apple, as its rival recently unveiled Pixel Fold, its first foldable. Samsung will also introduce its newest folding phones in a few weeks. Around the same time, OnePlus is also anticipated to unveil its first OnePlus Fold.
Here is a list of every product Apple is predicted to introduce at WWDC 2023.
Apple MacBook Air 15
In 2020, Apple will update its 13-inch MacBook Air and Pro laptops with the M1 SoC. Since then, larger MacBook Pros and even iPad Pros have received new iterations. Although the M2-series SoC is present in the most recent MacBook Air, the screen size is unchanged.
Apple is anticipated to introduce a 15-inch MacBook Air with an M2 chipset at WWDC. It is anticipated to have identical features to the 13-inch MacBook Air.
This suggests that the MacBook Air 15 might have a metal body and a non-touch LED display. The laptop may have a native resolution of 2560×1664 pixels and 500nits brightness despite having an LED display panel. Additionally, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity support and an upgraded 1080p FaceTime camera could be added by Apple.
Apple could include a larger battery with support for faster charging because of the large design of a laptop. Given that the new model is said to have a 15-inch screen, the price may significantly increase.
Additionally, a 13-inch MacBook Pro entry-level model, a 24-inch iMac refresh, the first Mac Pro with built-in processors, and an updated high-end MacBook Pro are all expected to be released by Apple. Some of these PCs might be introduced at WWDC, and the remaining ones might be introduced in December.
Apple Reality Pro headset
Apple’s long-awaited Reality Pro headset, which is intended to offer both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences, may make its debut at WWDC 2023.
The most recent iPad Pro and iPhone Pro models’ AR experiences have been improved by Apple. The most recent mixed-reality headset might greatly enhance the experience.
However, the size is still the biggest problem. Apple Reality Pro is rumoured to resemble ski goggles and have physical controls for adjusting the viewing and listening experiences. The goal is to make the mixed-reality headset available as a standalone device, so users won’t need to insert an iPhone or connect to a console like they would with conventional VR headsets. An OS called XrOS, a custom one, is said to power it. Apple might also reveal some specific apps for the gadget.
Apple consistently takes pride in the product design and environmentally friendly materials it uses. The use of the most luxurious and lightweight material is another selling point for the mixed reality headset. As a result, the price is anticipated to be in the neighbourhood of $3,000, which is why many reports claim Apple employees are dissatisfied with the launch given the cost and the macroeconomic environment.