Reality Pro: Apple's First AR/VR Headset
The star of the show could be Apple's first venture into augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) with its Reality Pro headset. This device has been rumored for years, and according to various sources, it could finally make its debut at WWDC 2023.
The Reality Pro headset is said to be a high-end device that will offer both AR and VR experiences, with a sleek design that resembles ski goggles. The headset will run on a new platform called XrOS, which will be based on iPadOS and will support various apps and services, such as web browsing, entertainment, FaceTime, iMessage, gaming, and fitness.
The Reality Pro headset is expected to cost around $3,000, which puts it in a different league than other AR/VR devices on the market. However, Apple could justify this price by offering a premium experience that combines cutting-edge technology with ease of use and comfort.
iOS 17: The Next Generation of iPhone Software
Another major announcement at WWDC 2023 will be iOS 17, the next version of Apple's operating system for iPhones. iOS 17 will bring a host of new features and improvements to make your iPhone more powerful, personal, and secure.
Some of the rumored features of iOS 17 include:
- A redesigned home screen with interactive widgets and app icons
- A new Control Center with more customization options and shortcuts
- A revamped notification system with smarter alerts and grouping
- A new privacy dashboard that shows you how apps use your data and lets you control your permissions
- A new dark mode that adapts to your environment and preferences
- A new Siri that is more conversational, contextual, and proactive
- A new Maps app that offers more detailed and accurate navigation, as well as AR directions
- A new Health app that tracks more metrics and offers more insights into your wellness
- A new Photos app that uses AI to organize and edit your pictures
- A new Messages app that supports more types of media and group chats
- A new Safari browser that is faster, safer, and more customizable
iOS 17 will be compatible with all iPhones that currently run iOS 16, which means iPhone 6s and later models. iOS 17 will be available as a free update later this year, but you can get a sneak peek at WWDC 2023.
MacBook Air 15-inch: A Bigger Screen for a Thinner Laptop
Apple could also surprise us with a new MacBook Air model at WWDC 2023. According to some reports, Apple is working on a 15-inch version of its popular thin-and-light laptop, which would offer more screen real estate for productivity and entertainment.
The MacBook Air 15-inch would feature a similar design as the current MacBook Air models, with a sleek aluminum body, a Retina display with thin bezels, a Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, a Force Touch trackpad, and two Thunderbolt ports. The laptop would also sport the new M2 chip, which is Apple's second-generation custom processor for Macs. The M2 chip would offer faster performance, better graphics, and longer battery life than the previous M1 chip.
The MacBook Air 15-inch would be an ideal choice for users who want a larger screen without sacrificing portability or affordability. The laptop would likely cost around $1,500-$1,800 depending on the configuration. The MacBook Air 15-inch could launch alongside other Mac updates at WWDC 2023.
These are just some of the possible announcements that Apple could make at WWDC 2023. There are also rumors of other software updates for iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, as well as other hardware products such as a new Mac Pro, a new Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple TV 4K+, and more.
WWDC 2023 will be an exciting event for Apple fans and developers alike. You can watch the keynote presentation live on June 5 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 6 pm BST / June 6 at 3 am ACT on Apple's website or YouTube channel. You can also follow our live blog for all the latest news and analysis from WWDC 2023.