Apple has announced when this year's World Wide Developers Conference will take place. The week with and for developers starts on Monday, June 5th, 2023 and ends on Friday, June 9th, 2023. According to the announcement, it will take place "in an online format". So it will not be a purely on-site event. Nevertheless, on said Monday there is the opportunity for a limited number of interested parties to take part on site and both the kick-offKeynote as well as watching the State of the Union presentations together. Sessions, one-on-one labs, workshops and more will then take place online. Core content will be the new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.
Monday will start with the traditional opening keynote, this time introducing iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10 and tvOS 17. It is also possible that there will be new versions of the M chip (M2 Ultra and/or M3 chip) with the corresponding Mac models. In addition, the presentation of the mixed reality headset with xrOS is expected. So while the expectations for completely revamped operating systems are low (iOS 17 is supposed to be a big update for iOS 16), since Apple could this year with a new Mac Pro and its own hardware for VR applications make headlines.
If you look at the announcement and the graphic shared with it (see picture above), then there is a strong suspicion that the mixed reality headset is supposed to be the really big "One More Thing" this summer. Because the six colorful "waves" above the WWDC23 lettering can also be interpreted as lenses, for cameras, for example - or for a headset that has a lot of cameras for hand and body tracking and for orientation in space and not last used for eye tracking. The display of VR and AR content on one screen per eye can also be supported and adjusted by glass lenses. What do you think about the picture? What message is hidden in it?
World Wide Developers Conference again with Swift Student Challenge
"For us at Apple, WWDC is one of the best times of the year because it gives us the opportunity to connect with the talented developers from around the world who make this community so special' said Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of worldwide developer relations. "WWDC23 will be our biggest and most exciting event yet and we can't wait to see many participants online or in person at this very special event!So it will be the “biggest and most exciting event to date” and also a “very special event”? I think this is where tension is built for the headset launch.
But that should not overshadow the fact that this year there is also a competition for pupils and students! The Swift Student Challenge is open now and submissions are open until April 19, 2023. The goal is to use the Swift Playgrounds app Create an App Playground with a theme of your choice. Winners can win exclusive WWDC23 shirts, AirPods Pro, a custom pin set and a one-year membership to the Apple Developer Program. Anyone aged 16 or over (in the EU) or 13 or over (in the USA) can take part. More information and the possibility to register is available on the page linked here.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.
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