Apple WWDC 23 Live: Eagerly-anticipated VR Headset announcement expected

Follow the keynote from Apple's flagship developer event from Apple Park, Cupertino, CA, as mixed-reality headset is due to launch
Shubhangi Dua
Apple's WWDC 23 event
Apple's WWDC 23 event


Today's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 23) is expected to be one of the biggest product launches of the year. 

As usual, the event will highlight the latest iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS advancements, but according to many, the big news will be the heavily-trailed launch of mixed reality headsets.

The online event will commence with a keynote presentation at 10am PT. You can watch the action unfold love below:

According to Bloomberg’s, Caitlin Fichtel: “The headset has the potential to usher in a new era: It could kick off the shift to a different interface that upends how people work, play games and entertain themselves."

Spotlighting Reality headsets

Mark Gurman of Bloomberg says, “The mixed-reality headset will be the star of the show, but the annual conference will be packed with other products too. That includes new Mac laptops and the biggest update to the Apple Watch’s software since the first version was introduced in 2015.”

Apple is reportedly attempting to create a 3D version of the iPhone’s operating system. The electronic device will be equipped with eye and hand-tracking systems that could set the technology apart from rival products.

The new Apple Reality headset is thought to be priced at $3000, under the likely name of Reality Pro, says Bloomberg’s reporter. “The device will take a novel approach to virtual meetings and immersive video, aiming to shake up a VR industry" currently dominated by Meta.

Mark Gurman added, “The headset will have two ultra-high-resolution displays developed with Sony Group Corp to handle the VR and a collection of external cameras to enable an AR 'pass-through mode. This means users will see the real world through the cameras positioned on the headset. Apple will offer users with prescription glasses custom lenses that sit within the enclosure itself.”

iOS Upgrade

The technology company is planning to unveil the Reality headset, the first of its kind in the new Apple product category in nearly a decade according.

According to Tom's Guide, Apple is also expected to introduce a new xrOS operating system and software development kit, new MacBooks, iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14 and a major watchOS 10 update.

Philip Michaels reports that Apple’s new Macs could show off hardware and rumours suggest a “new version of the Mac Studio with along with a 15-inch MacBook Air model. We might see a 13-inch MacBook Pro, too, though with an M2-powered model already available”

The new Apple Watch operating software is speculated to be significantly improved with an updated interface.

The event will be broadcasted online at Apple’s website and via the Apple TV application at 10am PT today.

You can watch the whole thing via YouTube through the video above.

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