Apple’s WWDC 2023 to Feature Major Updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch

Apple's WWDC

Apple’s WWDC 2023 is set to be the company’s most significant event in a decade. The event will feature major updates for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, as well as the introduction of a new mixed reality headset.

The event will be a mix of online and in-person components, with remote viewers able to watch via Apple’s website, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, and YouTube.

iOS 17 is expected to introduce a new Journaling app, smart display mode, new Health app features, support for sideloading and third-party app stores (in the EU only), upgrades to the Wallet app, and improvements to AirPlay and SharePlay.

iPadOS 17 is likely to bring the Health app to iPad for the first time and might feature iOS 17’s Journaling app and Lock Screen customization options.

macOS 14 may include some features from iOS 17, like integration with the new Journaling app and access to new Find My features.

watchOS 10 will present a major update with a redesigned interface that centralizes widgets and might also include many of the new features of iOS 17.

Details about tvOS 17 for Apple TV and HomePod are currently unknown.

Apple is expected to unveil a 15-inch MacBook Air, powered by Apple’s M2 processor and possibly priced at around $1,799.

The Reality Pro headset, offering mixed reality and augmented reality capabilities, is set to be introduced, powered by xrOS software.

The Reality Pro headset will be a premium product, priced around $3,000, and will not be available for purchase until later in the year.

Developers will have workshops to expand their understanding of xrOS, including creating applications for the headset and strategies to port apps from other platforms onto the headset.