WWDC 2023 Live blog: From MacBook Air to AR/VR, the latest news

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2023-06-05T00:05:29.326Z
Will Apple Glasses make an appearance?

While everyone is getting hyped for the Apple Reality Pro, some analysts are speculating that the Apple Glasses will make an appearance. No word on if they’ll make an appearance at WWDC 2023, but here’s the skinny on the teched-out spectacles.

Contrary to reports the Apple Glasses were dead in the water, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo reports the company’s augmented reality glasses could arrive in either 2026 or 2027.Kuo mentions a new MetaLens technology that will replace traditional plastic lenses that could make an appearance on the Apple Glasses, sharing that “Metalens offers the advantages of lower cost and reduced height vs. existing plastic lenses.”Apple Glasses are drastically different from Apple Reality Pro as the former is designed to replace traditional eyeglasses in favor of a more futuristic tool that will place an overlay on the glasses based on the wearer’s surroundings. 

2023-06-04T22:16:53.619Z
The 15-inch MacBook Air is near…

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Another device we’re expecting to see is the big screen MacBook Air — increasing that size to 15 inches. Here’s what we’ve heard about it so far:

It could come with Apple’s next generation M3 chip, but we’ve also heard it may not. Personally, I’d find it daft to launch a new laptop just a few months before announcing your next chipset. But we’ll see!In an interview with Tom’s Guide, industry analyst Avi Greengart predicts the price will be in the $1,299 to $1,499 range.

2023-06-04T21:27:18.046Z

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So, let’s get into what will likely be the biggest news coming out of tomorrow’s WWDC — the Apple VR headset. There has been a deluge of leaks and rumors about this device, which we’ll break down here:

The working title of this headset seems to be Apple Reality Pro, and its set to share a lot of the Apple design mantra from leaked renders — including a digital crown, and a whole lot of glass and aluminum.It could work directly with your Apple devices to provide the same Continuity feature you expect from all your Cupertino gadgets.The OS (named xrOS) is going to bring a ton of existing iPadOS apps to a virtual space, with a UI that can be superimposed on top of your real environment — altered as such using the “reality dial.”The headset looks set to cost $3,000. That is a steep asking price to say the least!

2023-06-04T19:55:21.330Z

Here is everything we are expecting to see at the event:

Basically confirmedSeemingly inevitable, but still rumoredThe first of the big potential device announcements (literally) is the 15-inch MacBook Air. We’re still not 100% sure whether this will feature the M2 or M3 chip.And the hotly anticipated announcement of Apple’s first AR/VR headset.



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