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What to expect in the upcoming Apple event?

# **What to expect in the upcoming Apple event?** **Besides iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, Apple may launch a series of important devices at the WWDC 2023 conference taking place in early June.* * WWDC 2023, Apple’s annual developer conference will take place from June 5. This year’s event continues to open for free registration. While the entire activity takes place online, Apple will invite a number of students, developers, and the media to its Cupertino headquarters to watch the opening keynote. At this sharing session, Apple is expected to introduce new versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS and some hardware products. These are the details worth waiting for at Apple’s upcoming developer event. ## iOS 17 iOS 17 will be one of the highlights at the event. Based on rumors, this version could feature a new application called Journaling, which will allow users to record and store daily activities based on location. While it’s unclear how it works in detail, *9to5Mac* says the app will work with the Find My app. With the iPhone 14 Pro series, *Bloomberg* reporter Mark Gurman says iOS 17 will add an always-on landscape mode. This feature helps to display information such as appointments, weather and notifications in a layout like Amazon or Google smart screens. Next, Apple may add mood and emotion updates in the Health app. Specifically, users will answer questions so that the device can record the mood of the day and track it over time. In addition, vision-related parameters can be added to the Health application to serve users with eye diseases. As required by the European Union (EU), Apple must allow the installation of apps from outside the App Store. Rumors say this feature will appear on iOS 17, but is expected to only be available to users in the EU. Apple has the ability to add a security system mechanism, similar to Gatekeeper on macOS to ensure that the application has a clear origin. According to *MacRumors*, the control center (Control Center) of iOS 17 will have a big change with greater customization capabilities. This feature first appeared in iOS 7, and hasn’t changed much since the last upgrade on iOS 11. Finally, the Wallet app will get a new look on iOS 17. SharePlay mode and AirPlay has also been upgraded to support more devices. ## iPadOS 17 Most rumors about iPadOS 17 are still quite vague. In April, Gurman said iPadOS 17 could add a Health app. If rumors are accurate, this will be the first time Apple has extended the Health app to devices beyond the iPhone. News site *9to5Mac* predicts iPadOS 17 will support putting widgets on the lock screen similar to iOS 16. Journaling application may also appear on the new iPadOS version. ## macOS 14 Similar to iPadOS 17, rumors about macOS 14 have not appeared much. This is expected to be a small upgrade, focusing on performance because Apple has added and refined many features on macOS 13 released last year. As expected, macOS 14 will be equipped with the same upgrades as iOS 17, including the Journaling diary application. ## watchOS 10, tvOS 17 and HomePod The next update to the Apple Watch is expected to bring many changes, focusing on the user interface. The focus of watchOS 10 is on the widget system. According to *Bloomberg*, the widget on watchOS 10 has many similarities with the Siri watch face, similar to the widget stack on iPhone and iPad, with the ability to integrate multiple widgets into one area. Thanks to these widgets, users only need to swipe the screen to update important information such as the day’s activity, weather forecast, stock price, appointment schedule, etc. Apple also plans to change the functionality of the app. Digital Crown knob. On watchOS 9, tapping the Digital Crown returns to the home screen. With watchOS 10, Apple is experimenting with turning on widgets when the knob is pressed. In addition to widgets, watchOS 10 could add some features from iOS 17, including a mood tracking mode or a Journaling app. Apple will also launch tvOS 17 and new software for HomePod (HomePod Software Version 17) at WWDC 2023. ## 15-inch MacBook Air In terms of hardware, Gurman said Apple is likely to launch 15-inch MacBook Air at WWDC 2023. If rumors are accurate, this will be the largest MacBook Air ever introduced. Since its launch in 2008, MacBook Air has only been available in two sizes, 11 inches and 13 inches. It is not clear whether the 15-inch MacBook Air uses the M2 or M3 chip. If using the M2 chip, the 15-inch MacBook Air will have 8 CPU cores (4 high-performance cores + 4 energy-saving cores), 10 GPU cores and at least 8 GB of RAM. Codenamed “Mac 15.3”, the device’s screen resolution will be the same as that of the 14-inch MacBook Pro (3,024 x 1,964 pixels). The product is being tested with macOS 14. The price of the 15-inch MacBook Air has not been disclosed. Based on the $500 difference between the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, it’s likely that the device is also $500 more expensive than the 13-inch model, or $1,800 for the base option. ## Apple Reality Pro and xrOS Rumors and moves from Apple itself suggest a mixed reality (XR) headset model will appear at WWDC 2023. The product incorporates elements of augmented reality (AR) while still bring users into the 360-degree space of virtual reality (VR). Apple’s first generation of XR glasses is rumored to cost more than $3,000. The device uses a new operating system, called xrOS, with the ability to make FaceTime calls, watch movies, play games, build virtual spaces, switch between XR and VR environments with Digital Crown. In terms of hardware, Apple Reality Pro is expected to have a similar appearance to the Oculus Quest but more beautiful and lighter. The front of the glass is 2 Micro LED screens with 4K resolution, several cameras to track hand, head and eye movements. Apple is said to be developing a cheaper version of the XR glass. However, the device cannot be mass-produced, at least until 2025.



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