Apple has announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC23) will be held online in June, featuring the latest software developments in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. However, what the industry is eagerly anticipating is whether Apple will finally unveil its much-anticipated Mixed Reality (MR) headset, known as Reality.
Although Apple has remained tight-lipped about the headset, rumors suggest that the first MR headset will be unveiled at this year’s WWDC. The product’s release has been postponed several times due to optimization issues. Initially, it was expected to make its debut at last year’s WWDC22.
According to the industry and foreign media, a private MR headset demonstration was recently held for over 100 top executives at Apple’s headquarters. As the internal demonstration has already taken place, it is highly likely that the product will be unveiled at this year’s WWDC. However, concerns have been raised about the MR headset’s release price, which could reportedly reach up to $3,000 (approximately 3.91 million won).
Apart from the MR headset, WWDC23 will focus on the latest software developments in Apple’s operating system and software features. The event will include presentations on the keynote and State of the Union stage, as well as sessions, one-on-one labs, and opportunities to communicate with Apple engineers and other developers. Developers and students can visit Apple Park on June 5th to watch the presentation with the global online community.
Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations, Susan Prescott, said, “WWDC is an opportunity to meet talented developers who make the global community more special, and it’s also the time of year that Apple looks forward to the most.” Apple will also support student developers through various Apple programs, including the Swift Student Challenge, which allows students around the world to create app playgrounds using the app Swift Playgrounds, available on iPad and Mac.
In conclusion, while WWDC23 will showcase the latest software developments in Apple’s operating system and software features, the industry is eagerly anticipating the possibility of Apple finally unveiling its much-anticipated MR headset.