Apple WWDC 2023: What will be announced?
Apple have announced the date of their next annual Worldwide Developers Conference, but what can we expect to see on June 5?
Apple have announced that WWDC23 will run from June 5 – June 9. The Worldwide Developers Conference is Apple’s annual announcement and preview of the latest operating systems coming to their phones, tablets, computers, watches and TVs.
Since the start of the pandemic, Apple have switched from on-stage demos to pre-recorded events. As restrictions have eased over the years and they have reopened the doors to Apple Park for developers, the pre-recorded keynote has stayed. This year’s keynote will take place on the first day, usually at 10am PT, 1pm ET and 6pm BST. Millions will be tuning in on apple.com and YouTube for the live stream.
Throughout the week, Apple are hosting developers, students and press, for online and in-person experiences, including sessions, one-on-one labs, and opportunities to engage with Apple engineers and other developers. Developers can request to attend here.
WWDC is one of our favourite times of the year at Apple because it’s an opportunity to connect with the talented developers from around the globe who make this community so extraordinary. WWDC23 is going to be our biggest and most exciting yet, and we can’t wait to see many of you online and in person at this very special event!Susan Prescott, Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations, Apple
What will be announced at Apple’s WWDC 2023 event?
As usual, Apple aren’t giving any specific details on what will be announced this year, but we can gather from previous year’s, demos of the following operating systems:
- iOS 17
- iPadOS 17
- macOS 14
- watchOS 10
- tvOS 17
The image released announcing the date does sometimes give hints. This year is certainly no different, with the image above perhaps representing a visor-style headset or the curved lenses of Apple’s long-rumoured VR/AR headset.
While WWDC is usually kept exclusively to software, we do on occasion see hardware announced. Even if we don’t see the product launch, at the least an operating system or the hardware could be teased, to help developers get an early start of producing apps.
While software updates and an all-new headset are more than enough to fill an event, other Apple products we are likely seeing on the horizon include an Apple silicon Mac Pro and larger 15-inch MacBook Air.