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Everything Announced At Apple WWDC 2023

Big event!

Apple’s WWDC stream happened overnight and it absolutely did not disappoint with several new pieces of hardware and software being revealed including the Apple Vision Pro.

APPLE VISION PRO

Apple announced its long-awaited Vision Pro mixed reality headset at WWDC this morning, but it has since confirmed that it will only be coming to the US initially.

The headset will launch for $3,499 USD (~$5,300 AUD) in early 2024 exclusively in the US before coming to other markets later next year.

The device has more pixels per eye than a 4K television and a 3D spatial audio system for immersive audio.

Apple said that you would use your eyes, hands and voice to control the device which would unlock a new world of computing. Just like PlayStation VR2, it has eye tracking in order to scroll through apps and you then use your hands to go into apps.

15-INCH MACBOOK AIR

Apple kick things off at WWDC to announce the new 15-inch MacBook Air.  It has an M2 chip and up to 18 hours of battery life.

It’ll be 3.3 pounds (1.4kg) and have two USB-C ports, a MagSafe port and an aux port, so just like the 13-inch it’ll be an absolute powerhouse with a massive battery life.

It’ll have a 15.3-inch screen with up to 500 nits of brightness with 5mm bezels. It has a 1080p camera, six speakers with Apple saying that it’s 40% thinner and half a pound lighter than the average 15-inch PC.

The MacBook Air 15-inch will be available in SilverStarlightSpace GreyMidnight starting at $2,199 AUD. It’ll be available to pre-order today and will release on Tuesday, June 13th. 

A NEW APPLE MAC STUDIO WITH M2 ULTRA

The Mac Studio is going to a new level with M2 Max and M2 Ultra. The device will look the same design-wise, but obviously power has gone to a whole new level.

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Whilst M2 Max was already in MacBook Pros, the M2 Ultra is a brand new chip which is described as jamming two M2 Max chips together with Apple’s UltraFusion technology.

Mac Studio

It provides 24-core CPU and an up to 76-core GPU experience making it 30% faster than the M1 Ultra. The M2 Ultra supports up to 192GB of unified memory.

The Apple Mac Studio will start at $3,299 AUD for the M2 Ultra version and $2,696 for the M2 Max version. It will be available for pre-order today and will release on Tuesday, June 13th.

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It’ll come with the brand new M2 Ultra chip, which is twice as powerful as the M2 Ultra chip (which is 20-50% faster than the M1 Max chip). It has eight thunderbolt 4 ports, up to 192GB of unified memory, a 24-core CPU, an up to 76-core GPU, with Apple saying that it can run up to 22 streams of 8K ProRes footage.

The Mac Pro will be available in Australia on Tuesday, June 13th with pre-orders starting today. The Mac Pro (Tower Enclosure) will be starting at $11,999 AUD and $11,309 in the rack mode.

NEW SOFTWARE GALORE

New major OS updates for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac and Apple TV were all confirmed.

We’ve wrapped up iOS 17 here which comes with new messaging features, a new standby display as well as loads of improvements across the board, but you can read about all of the new updates at the below links: