WWDC 2023: New Macs, Reality Pro headset, and software demos could make this year’s event the longest ever
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- Apple’s upcoming Reality Pro headset has generated quite a lot of interest so far
- This headset will get its own operating system, dubbed xrOS
- Apple is also rumoured to unveil its first 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC this year
As we begin counting down the days before WWDC 2023 kicks off next week, some additional information is popping by, courtesy of well-known Apple reporter Mark Gurman. Based on what we’ve heard via rumours so far, Apple will take the wraps off a new AR/VR headset at WWDC, in addition to the 15-inch MacBook Air.
Gurman now claims that “several new Macs” could be on the cards for the developer event next week. This could be in reference to the rumoured Mac Studio with the M2 chipset and the Mac Pro model featuring the M2 Ultra SoC.
Another interesting tidbit from Gurman’s tweet is that Apple’s keynote event on June 5 might go well past the two-hour mark. This would make it one of the company’s longest WWDC keynotes ever, understandably so, given that Apple will also unveil all new operating systems, namely iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS 14.
Apple will also showcase the brand-new xrOS at WWDC23
While Apple unveils software updates coming to its existing devices each year, this year’s WWDC will also play host to a brand new operating system, namely xrOS, which would feature on the company’s Reality Pro VR/AR headset.
Since WWDC is, at its core, a developer event, we expect Apple to showcase all of the new features coming to xrOS next week. Developers can then begin porting their existing apps to the new operating system ahead of the Reality Pro’s rumoured commercial release later this year. In-person attendees at Apple Park may even get to try on the new headset.
Source: Mark Gurman – Twitter