Apple’s WWDC2023 event has been officially announced for June 6 to June 10, but since the spring event was canceled, June will be Apple’s first appearance of the year.
Here’s a tidbit that a lot of people don’t know, WWDC used to be a paid Apple event, with tickets costing as much as $1,599. WWDC only became free for developers around the world after 2020, and since then it has gone online, so developers who want to attend can save on airfare.
This year’s WWDC, relevant to our ordinary users, there are three main aspects.
The first is Apple’s five major system updates: iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, tvOS 17 and watchOS 10. The second is Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR glasses. The third is the 15-inch MacBookAir.
Three major changes in iOS 17
iOS 17 will be announced at WWDC with a developer preview push, a public beta push in July, and an official release in September along with the new iphones.
Improving performance, battery life, and stability is the main direction of the iOS 17 update. Early beta tests have shown iOS 17 to run erratically on some devices with 3GB of RAM, but Apple has continued to optimize it.
At its current pace, iOS 17 will drop support for the iPhoneX, iPhone8, and iPhone8Plus. This year, however, all three models will still be available, and regular users can rest assured of another year.
In terms of content updates, there are three major updates in iOS 17:
One is to overhaul the control center interface and readjust the UI style.
As longtime users know, the Control Center has barely touched since the release of iOS 11 in 2017. iOS 16 has revamped the lock screen, and now it’s time to extend that change to more places.
Second, the smart Island is improved to support more functions.
The Spirit Island was a blockbuster product last year, but it disappeared quickly after its release. But the iPhone15 will fully support the Spirit Island, how to use the Spirit Island, has become the focus of iOS 17. For example, Siri animations will be integrated into Spirit Island and will no longer block images at the bottom of the screen. It’s also possible that the AirPods’ paired popovers can make use of Spirit Island.
The third is the lock screen interface, which puts LiveActivity to good use.
There may be some minor updates to the lock screen, including more customization options. Most importantly, the lock screen will redesign the LiveActivity window for Apple Maps, making it possible to view navigation information on maps without unlocking your iPhone.
Apple AR/VR glasses
Apple is reportedly “fully prepared” to show off its long-rumored AR/VR goggles at WWDC. These are mixed reality glasses that allow you to see both your real surroundings and virtual images.
It comes with a 4K micro-OLED screen, an M2 processor and an auxiliary processor. More than a dozen cameras work together to read facial expressions, detect body movements and map the surrounding area. It also bases identity on iris recognition?? Verify that you are running the xrOS operating system.
In terms of price, the price may be $3,000 to $4,000. We don’t know whether it will sell well or not, but the quantity is limited and the speed is certain.
15 inch MacBook Air
After introducing the 14 – and 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple continues to play it big with a 15-inch MacBook Air. Other than the larger size, the specs are virtually unchanged, the same as the M2 version of the MacBook Air.
The M2 MacBook Air is already impressive in terms of battery life, and with a 15-inch body that may have a bigger battery, it’s not a problem to take it up a notch.
These are the main attractions of Apple WWDC2023. In previous years, the main event was played by Apple’s self-developed chip. This year, the M3 chip was postponed, and the lead role was related by AR/VR glasses, which became almost the only attraction.