Apple WWDC 2023 is set to showcase an array of exciting new hardware. (Representative image) (Bloomberg)Gadgets 

Apple WWDC Glimpse: Mixed Reality Headset and 15-inch MacBook Air

The upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2023 by Apple is generating a lot of buzz as it is expected to unveil not just software updates but also a range of thrilling new hardware. Although the event has typically centered on software releases, this year’s iteration is anticipated to be remarkable with numerous potential hardware announcements.

One of the most anticipated reveals is Apple’s first foray into augmented and virtual reality with the ‘Reality Pro’ AR/VR virtual reality headset. Powered by the new xrOS operating system, this headset is expected to offer an unprecedented combination of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. However, with a price tag rumored to be around $3,000, its success remains uncertain.

Another interesting possibility is the rumored debut of the 15-inch MacBook Air, which may take the spotlight at WWDC 2023. Apple aims to cater to users looking for a larger screen without the additional features of the MacBook Pro. This version of the MacBook Air is expected to be more affordable with a 60Hz display, fewer ports, and less audio, with an estimated price range of $1,299 to $1,499.

In addition to these anticipated releases, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman noted that “several new Macs” could also debut at the event. Speculation points to a possible update for several Mac models that have been on the market for over a year. For example, the Mac Pro is in dire need of an Apple Silicon upgrade because it still runs on Intel chips. In addition, Gurman hints at additional trade-in opportunities for the M2 MacBook Air, M2 MacBook Pro 13-inch and Mac Studio on the opening day of WWDC.

Mac Studio, which has been around for over a year and runs on the M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips, may see an update to the M2 Max chip. Additionally, rumors suggest that Apple is testing a variant of the M2 Ultra. Recent discoveries in the background of Apple’s Find My network point to three unidentified Macs, which likely include an updated 24-inch iMac, a Mac mini (last updated in January 2023), or the long-awaited Mac Pro (last updated in 2019).

WWDC 2023 holds big promises for Apple fans as it combines the announcements of iOS 17, macOS 14 and watchOS 10 with plenty of exciting hardware prospects. While the Reality Pro AR/VR headset and the 15-inch MacBook Air are in the spotlight, the launch of several new Macs is raising expectations for this year’s conference. As the event kicks off on June 5, Apple fans around the world are eagerly awaiting confirmation of these speculations and a chance to see the tech giant’s latest innovations.

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