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Apple WWDC 2023 Keynote Recap: Apple Vision Pro AR Headset, iOS 17, New 15-inch MacBook Pro, and More Announced

Apple has just announced iOS 17, a new 15-inch MacBook Air model, and more

  • Apple announced its first mixed reality headset 'Vision Pro'
  • Apple also announced iOS 17, iPadOS 17, other software updates
  • Apple Vision Pro is priced at $3,499 in the US

And that's a wrap! Thank you for tuning in. Stay tuned for more in-depth stories, Indian pricing, and other key details. 


Apple Vision Pro headset will be available 'early next year' at a price of $3,499 (US). 


OpticID uses your iris to instantly lock/unlock Apple Vision Pro. This ensures privacy on the headset, keeping all your personal data safe. Where you look stays private, which means apps and websites cannot know where you're looking, while using the headset. 


visionOS powers the Apple Vision Pro headset. 


Apple Vision Pro display features 23 million pixels across both displays. Custom 3D lens shows you display all around you, with wide colour and HDR support. Vision Pro uses audio ray tracing to map your room, and the surfaces around it. Eye-tracking uses high-speed cameras, LEDs so that you can control some features using just your eyes. Downwards cameras can track hand movements, and there's a LIDAR sensor for sensing the area around you.  Apple Vision Pro is powered by Apple's R1 chipset, based on the M2 chip. 


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Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, is now on screen to talk about his company is bringing its content to Apple Vision Pro. Immersive Disney content experiences will be available on the headset. This includes sports, entertainment, and other content. 


You can also play Apple Arcade games on the Apple Vision Pro headset. Over 100 Arcade titles will be available on day 1, the company claims. Spatial Photos and Videos will let you capture and share photos in an immersive environment. 


Apple Vision Pro also brings 'Spatial Cinema' experience, promising to let you enjoy a movie with a theatre-like experience. Apple is promising 'the most majestic experience ever'. Apple says you can enjoy Apple TV+ content, other streaming services, 3D movies on the Vision Pro. 


Apple has shown off two use cases of the Vision Pro so far - at work, working remotely. 


We're now seeing a demonstration of Apple Vision Pro, while being used at work. 


EyeSight reveals your eyes in case there's someone else around you when you're using the headset. When someone is nearby, they'll also appear in your view. 



Apple Vision Pro relies on your hands, eyes, and voice as controllers. You can browse the system by looking, you can flick fingers to scroll. Your hands and eyes essentially control the entire user interface. It also accepts voice input, and supports Siri. 



After years of speculations, Apple has finally announced its first ever mixed reality headset - the Apple Vision Pro. 


All these software releases will be available to general users later this year. Tim Cook is now back on screen, but he's about to announce to 'one more thing'


Apple Watch, with watchOS 10 and iOS 17, will now let you log your emotions and daily moods. You can simply scroll through the crown to pick moods, and log them. The Health app will be able to plain how your lifestyle changes these moods, based on your logs. 


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watchOS 10 also brings two new Watch Faces called Palette, redesigned apps, new ways to access content.  New cycling features are coming to the Apple Watch with watchOS 10. You can now connect to Bluetooth-enabled bike sensors so you can add cadence and power to the metrics. Apple Watch will now be able to measure your functional threshold power (FTP). It's an effective and reliable way to improve your cycling performance, Apple says.  


Next up, it's time for watchOS. Looks like we're going to see some major new features coming to Apple Watch models later this year. Apple kicked off the announcement with a video. watchOS 10 will make it easier to access relevant information when you need it. 


Here's a roundup of all the audio and home updates coming to Apple devices later this year


FaceTime app is coming to the Apple TV, making use of your iPhone's camera to make video calls on the big screen. It uses the Continuity feature which currently works with Macs. It is also compatible with SharePlay. 


AirPlay will be available in select hotels, making it easier for you to pair with other speakers by simply scanning a QR code.  SharePlay is coming to the car. You can connect with an iPhone hooked to CarPlay to connect, control playback. 


AirPods Pro earbuds are getting a new Adaptive Audio feature. It combines noise-cancellation with transparency modes. It can dynamically combine them to match your surroundings. This way you can be present with lesser distracting noises. 


macOS Sonoma is also bringing a host of productivity features, starting with video conferencing. Video overlay brings AR video effects using the Mac's camera. Users will be able to use these new effects with any app. 


Death Stranding Directors Cut is coming to the Mac, confirms Hideo Kojima onstage at WWDC 2023 keynote. 


Game mode comes to Macs, ensures highest priority on CPU and GPU. It brings low audio latency on AirPods and doubled Bluetooth sampling rate on PlayStation/Xbox controllers for reduced input latency. Developers will be able to port their games to the Mac using Game Porting Toolkit for Metal. 


After iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, it's now time for the next macOS update; it's called macOS Sonoma. The fresh update is getting new screensavers, support for more powerful widgets. Widgets on Mac were earlier places alongside Notifications, now you can simply bringing your widgets to the desktop. 


Apple has just announced iPadOS 17 update, promising to take the iPad 'even further'. Widgets on the iPad are now interactive. You can control smart home equipment like lights from the Home widget, start music from Music, and more. Apple will let third-party app developers build interactive widgets of their own. iPadOS 17 will also bring a personalised Lock Screen experience just like the iPhone (with iOS 17). iPad Lock Screen now supports Live Activities.  Health app is finally coming to the iPad with iPadOS 17. 


New 15-inch MacBook Air with M2 price in India starts at Rs. 1,34,900 The new Mac Studio starts at Rs. 209,900 and the new Mac Pro (tower enclosure) starts at Rs. 7,29,900 in India 


iOS 17 brings StandBy view for the iPhone, making a smart display out of an iPhone. It will include support for widgets, Siri in standby mode, and live activities.  You can now just ask Siri instead of saying Hey Siri! in iOS 17 


Journal is a brand new app, coming to iPhones later this year (with iOS 17). Journal uses on-screen device learning to offer suggestions based on your usage habits. You can control what suggestions you want the device to show up. Developers will get access to Suggestions API to develop third-party app features using this. 


AirDrop is getting an update too: a new NameDrop feature will let you share contact information with someone easily by bringing in another device close by, like bringing an iPhone closer to another iPhone or an Apple Watch model.  SharePlay API will let you bring devices together to share photos and videos if the file size is too large. It will also offer shared app experiences. 


Now on to Messages app in iOS 17: You'll get new search filters in Messages to quickly find what you need. Audio messages are now transcribed in iOS 17. A new Check-In feature will let you automatically send a message when you get home. iMessage apps have been 'tucked away'. 


iOS 17 is getting some major new changes. The Phone app is getting personalised contact posters. Live voicemail will bring live transcription of voicemail in real time as the caller speaks. These transcriptions are taken care of on-device, thanks to the neural engine. FaceTime in iOS 17 will now let you record a message for someone, which can be viewed in case the person doesn't take your call. 


Apple has also launched a new Mac Pro model, powered by Apple Silicon. It features the same chassis as the Intel Mac Pro model though, but all the major changes are in the internals. 


Apple has announced a new Mac Studio model with M2 Max, M2 Ultra SoC. The latter consists of two M2 Max dies connected with ultra fusion. It is said to be 30 percent faster than Max, comes with 40 percent faster Neural Engine, 192GB of memory. 


The new 15-inch MacBook Air is priced at $1,299 (US) while the 13-inch MacBook Air is now $1,099 and the M1 Air is down to $999 (all US prices). 


As rumoured, Apple has introduced its first 15-inch MacBook Air model. The company calls it the thinnest 15-inch laptop, comes in four different colour options. The 15.3-inch screen comes with 500 nits of brightness, 1080p camera for video calls, and features six speakers that offer spatial audio. The new 15-inch MacBook Air is powered by Apple's M2 chipset. 


Apple's WWDC 2023 keynote kicks off with a video with the title Dream it. Chase it. Code it. And now, Tim Cook, Apple CEO, is now on screen, talking about how developers have contributed to the Apple ecosystem. He says Apple is committed to provide resources to its developers, including the current annual developer conference. 


And we're in! Less than 30 minutes to go for the keynote to begin. 


Here's a quick summary of what we're expecting from Apple's WWDC 2023 keynote First mixed-reality headset that may or may not be called 'Reality Pro', backed by its own OSBig updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOSNew MacBook modelsSurprises?  What do you think? Tell us! 


Apple's WWDC 2023 keynote kicks off in less than an hour from now. To find out what we're most excited about, go through our special episode of Orbital from last weekend. 


Apple's WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) 2023 kicks off tonight. The annual developer conference is expected to bring Apple's highly rumoured mixed reality headset, several new Mac computers, iOS 17 and macOS updates, and other major software updates across Apple's lineup of devices. The WWDC 2023 keynote begins at 10:30PM (IST), and we're bringing you live updates from Apple HQ in Cupertino, California, on this live blog as well as our social handles on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted hours ahead of the WWDC 2023 keynote that this is going to be "our best ever". The tech giant is expected to reveal iOS 17 alongside new versions of iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS. But the biggest, most anticipated announcement everyone is expecting at today's keynote is Apple's first AR/VR headset. Stay tuned to our live blog for updates from Apple's WWDC 2023 keynote as it happens.


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Harpreet Singh
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