Apple Opens WWDC With Keynote June 5, as Rumors Level to AR/VR Headset Reveal
Apple has confirmed it’ll kick off this yr’s Worldwide Builders Convention, set for June 5-9, with a keynote deal with on the primary day at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The WWDC keynote will happen on the tech large’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California, and be obtainable to observe on-line in addition to on the Apple TV app.
Apple historically makes use of its WWDC keynote speech to point out off new options coming to its software program, that are then typically launched as free updates within the fall. This yr that is anticipated to incorporate iOS 17, in addition to updates to iPadOS, MacOS and WatchOS. Nevertheless, the corporate might have greater than software program to point out off this yr.
After years of rumors and hypothesis, Apple’s mixed-reality headset will reportedly make its debut at WWDC. The headset is anticipated to include parts of each augmented actuality, which lays digital photographs over real-world environments, and digital actuality. The headset is rumored to have high-end options with a slim visor design and exterior battery again. It is anticipated to price as a lot as $3,000, however Apple might place the headset as a foot within the door reasonably than its remaining kind.
Apple can also exhibit a brand new 15-inch MacBook Air in addition to a brand new top-of-the-line Mac Professional. The Mac Professional will reportedly run on a chip known as the M2 Extremely processor — possible the successor to the M1 Extremely — that has 24 CPU cores, 76 graphics cores and 192GB of reminiscence.