Apple’s WWDC live stream is happening tonight and whilst this is an event that normally goes under the radar as it generally focuses on the software side, this year is a little different as Apple is expected to announce its VR/AR headset, so that developers can get to work before launch later this year.
APPLE WWDC STREAM AUSTRALIAN TIMES
The live stream will be taking place in the early hours of Tuesday morning (June 6th) at the below times:
We’ll be covering the whole event as it happens wand will have all the announcements covered when you wake up, but here’s what we’re expecting to see.
APPLE’S VR/AR HEADSET
This is almost a lock at this point. There has been rumours swirling for years that Apple is working on a VR/AR headset that will likely be called Reality Pro and will release later this year. This will be a high-end headset at first that likely costs upwards of $4000-$5,000 that will then be streamlined and made more affordable as the years go on.
It’s said that it will be a totally standalone headset that runs with a battery pack in your pocket to keep the headset light. It’s said that it will the lenses will have an incredibly high resolution and brightness beyond anything else on the market. It will be focused on productivity with one of the features mentioned having the ability to recreate your Mac displays in front of you.
It’s also been long-rumoured that Apple is working on its first ever 15″ MacBook Air. This will likely have an M2 chip and be almost identical to the current M2 MacBook Air (one of my favourite Macs of all time).
Other Macs such as a Mac Studio and an updated iMac have also been spoken about and we’re still waiting to see the Apple Silicon Mac Pro, but we suspect these will likely come later in the year.
WWDC is normally about upcoming software, and no doubt we’ll see those here too. iOS 17, Watch OS 10, iPad OS 17 and updates for Mac & Apple TV too.
Of all the OS updates to be shown Monday, I still expect watchOS 10 to be the most significant. The focus is the new widgets across the system, revamped first-party apps (including Weather redesign to look like the iOS version), and refreshed app launcher. https://t.co/2UFGI17khP
It’s rumoured that updates for iOS and iPad OS won’t be as big this year, as they both got significant changes last year. Watch OS 10 will apparently provide a redesigned experience, so that’ll be a focus here.