Apple has recently extended invitations to a select group of media and creators to attend its WWDC 2023 keynote event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. The keynote is scheduled to take place on June 5 at 10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT and will also be live-streamed for a wider audience.
During the WWDC keynote, Apple traditionally announces updates to its various software platforms, including iOS for iPhones, iPadOS, macOS, and more. However, this year, there are widespread rumors suggesting that Apple might finally unveil its highly anticipated augmented reality (AR) headset. This device, reportedly named “Reality Pro,” would mark Apple’s entry into the world of mixed reality, encompassing both AR and virtual reality (VR) technologies.
Alongside the potential AR headset, Apple is expected to showcase its new software called “xrOS” and developer tools tailored for this new device. Additionally, there have been speculations about the introduction of a new 15-inch MacBook Air and possibly other models during the event.
Following the keynote, the Platforms State of the Union will be held later that day at 1:30 pm PDT / 4:30 pm EDT. This event offers developers a closer look at the tools and technological advancements introduced during the keynote. Developers can access the Platforms State of the Union through the Apple Developer app and Developer website.
The Apple Design Awards, which recognize outstanding app design, are scheduled for 6:30 pm PDT / 9:30 pm EDT on the same day. The winners will be announced via the Apple Developer app and website.
Throughout the week, developers will have access to 175 in-depth session videos on the Apple Developer app and website, running from June 6 to June 9. These videos provide valuable insights and resources for creating new apps and games. Additionally, Apple engineers and designers will be available on Slack from June 7 to June 11 to host activities, engage in technical discussions, connect developers with one another, and address any inquiries.
In summary, WWDC 2023 promises to be an exciting event for Apple enthusiasts and developers alike. The keynote might bring forth the much-anticipated AR headset and showcase new software updates, while the Platforms State of the Union, Apple Design Awards, and the availability of session videos and developer support activities throughout the week offer valuable opportunities for learning and engagement.