Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for 2023 is set to take place from June 5th to June 9th at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. The tech giant has already published the registration link for the event on its official website at https://developer.apple.com/wwdc23/.
Following the trend of recent years, the majority of WWDC 2023 events will be live-streamed online, allowing developers and enthusiasts around the world to watch and review the content for free. For those who are unable to attend the in-person conference, the online format ensures that they won’t miss out on any important announcements.
In addition to the online events, Apple has planned a special in-person event for developers and students at Apple Park on June 5th. Details regarding whether this special keynote presentation and other activities will be live-streamed have not yet been disclosed.
Two major points of speculation have emerged ahead of WWDC 2023:
First, there is widespread anticipation surrounding Apple’s rumored mixed reality headset. Reports suggest that Apple may introduce this headset to developers at WWDC 2023, encouraging them to create applications specifically for the mixed reality device. The headset is said to be a standalone product, meaning it will not require tethering to a PC or physical controllers. Although rumors indicate that the development of the headset has faced challenges, Apple is reportedly still aiming for a release this year. The speculated price point for this mixed reality headset is $3,000.
Second, there is significant interest in the upcoming iOS 17 operating system. Initially, rumors suggested that iOS 17 would continue to focus on privacy and security without introducing any major new features. However, more recent reports indicate that Apple has changed its strategy, aiming to include more appealing new features in iOS 17. Specific details regarding these new features remain unknown at this time.
Furthermore, Apple has made adjustments to the restrictions on the iOS Dev version in iOS 16.4 beta. The installation of the developer version now requires an Apple developer account and verification, meaning that only registered developers will have access. As a result, when iOS 17 becomes available in its developer version this June, general users may not be able to install it and may have to wait for the public beta release.
WWDC has historically been a platform for Apple to showcase its latest innovations and software advancements. With the buzz surrounding the potential reveal of a mixed reality headset and the unveiling of new features for iOS 17, this year’s conference is shaping up to be an exciting event for both developers and the wider tech community.