Apple’s WWDC 2023 conference: Know about the major announcements

Apple kicked off its mega event for the tech industry, WWDC on June 5, 2023 and as expected, it launched its new mixed reality headset along with many other new features. The event kicked off by marking the 15th anniversary of the App Store. Below are all the major announcements from the event.

Apple brings Mixed Reality Headsets

The main highlight of Apple’s WWDC was its revolutionary headphones that have become a hot topic over the past few months. Bloomberg technology expert Mark Gurman has been continuously updating about the new product and it has finally been launched.

The new headset is called Apple Vision Pro and it is Apple’s answer to other competitors.

Apple Vision Pro is a new device that uses spatial computing to create a more interactive and immersive experience for users.

It has several features that make it different from traditional computers, including:

3D Camera: Vision Pro has four 3D cameras that allow it to track the user’s head and hand movements in real time. This allows users to interact with apps and content in a more natural way.

Spatial audio: Vision Pro supports spatial audio, creating a 360-degree sound field around the user. This gives the feeling that sound is coming from all directions, which can be very appealing for games, movies, and music.

Hand tracking: Vision Pro can track users’ hand movements, allowing them to interact with applications and content without having to use a mouse or keyboard. This can be useful for people who cannot use traditional input devices.

Face tracking: Vision Pro can track the user’s face, which allows it to create more realistic and immersive experiences for things like video calls and augmented reality.

Apple Vision Pro is equipped with a dual chip system:

The M2 chip delivers exceptional performance for apps, games, and graphics-intensive tasks.

The R1 chip processes sensor data at incredible speeds, virtually eliminating latency so the experience happens in real time right before your eyes.

Furthermore, it has a custom micro-OLED display system that has 23 million pixels, delivering stunning resolution and colors. And the specially designed catadioptric lens system delivers incredible sharpness and clarity.

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New 15-inch MacBook Air

Apple at WWDC introduced the new 15-inch MacBook Air, the company’s most powerful MacBook Air ever.


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The new MacBook Air has a larger 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display, an M2 chip, and a new design that’s lighter than the previous model. It is only 11.5 mm thin and is the world’s thinnest laptop.

Here are some key features of the new MacBook Air:

  • Larger 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display with 500 nits brightness.
  • It is equipped with Apple’s M2 chip.
  • Battery life 18 hours.
  • MagSafe Charger.
  • FaceTime HD 1080p camera with 3-mic array.
  • The six-speaker sound system delivers immersive Spatial Sound.
  • macOS Ventura operating system.

The new MacBook costs $1,299 and is a powerful and versatile laptop that can handle a variety of tasks.

New iOS launched for iPhone users

Apple today announced iOS 17, the latest version of its mobile operating system for iPhone. iOS 17 includes a number of new features and improvements.

The major update focuses on the three most important apps that users use to communicate with each other.

This includes personalized contact posters that can be customized with a contact’s photo, name, and other information.


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Furthermore, the update also includes a Live Voicemail feature that allows users to view live recordings of voicemails as they are left.

This means users can quickly decide whether a call is important or not without having to pick up the phone. Another additional feature is the update to FaceTime that was most requested by users.

Users can now leave a recorded video message if the other person doesn’t pick up the FaceTime call.

Additionally, a new feature called NameDrop is being introduced in iOS 17 that allows users to easily share contact information with others.

To use NameDrop, users simply hold their iPhone near someone else’s iPhone or Apple Watch. When the devices are close enough, a contact card appears on each screen. Users can then choose to share contact information with others.

Here are some other key features of iOS 17:

  • StandBy: When your iPhone is docked, it can go into StandBy mode. In this mode, the Lock screen will display important information such as time, weather, and calendar events. You can also use Siri and control your smart home devices from the Lock screen.
  • Diary App: This app is designed to encourage users to journal every day and practice gratitude.
  • Siri: Siri can now be activated with the “Siri” command as Apple removed the “Hey Siri” command, and it can now respond to consecutive queries.
  • Maps: New Maps will have an offline feature for Maps.
  • Check In: ​​Check In is a new feature in iOS 17 that lets you notify friends and family that you’ve safely arrived at your destination.

iPadOS 17 brings interactive Widgets


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iPadOS 17 introduces interactive widgets, allowing users to take actions without opening the app. For example, users can now turn on the lights, play a song, or mark a reminder as complete right from the widget.

Furthermore, the Lock screen has been redesigned with a new look and new features. You can now add widgets to your Lock Screen and can customize the look of your Lock Screen with different wallpapers, fonts, and colors.

Here are some key new features in iPadOS 17:

Health App for iPad: The Health app is now available on iPad, giving users a place to view their health data, including sleep, activity, heart rate, etc.

Richer sleep and activity visualizations: The Health app now includes richer visualizations of users’ activity and sleep data, making it easier to track your progress over time. more time.

More lock screen customization: Users can now add widgets, photos, and more to their lock screen.

Multiple timers: Users will now be able to set multiple timers at once, making it easier to keep track of multiple cooking tasks.

Improvements to Stage Manager: Stage Manager has been improved to better support the iPad selfie camera. This means that when making a video call, the camera will follow the user around the screen, even while they are moving around.

Improved PDF editing: Another addition is the ability to auto-complete and sign PDF files from within iPadOS. Users can also collaborate in real-time with others while editing PDF files. PDF files can now also be stored in the Notes app.

MacOS Sonoma is released

Apple today released macOS Sonoma, the latest version of its operating system for Mac computers. The new release includes several key features and improvements:

Desktop widgets: Sonoma introduces desktop widgets, which are small, customizable applications that can be placed on the desktop. Widgets can provide quick access to information and functionality, such as weather, calendar events, and stock quotes. They are designed to disappear when the user is using any other application or doing their work.

New video conferencing features: The new MacOS includes several new features for video conferencing, such as a presenter overlay that displays notes and the presenter’s face on the screen, as well as feedback. Hand gesture allows users to send animated emoticons during calls.

Game Mode: Sonoma introduces Game Mode, designed to improve gaming performance on Mac.

New security and privacy features: Sonoma includes several new security and privacy features, such as a new privacy dashboard that provides a centralized view of privacy settings and new security feature prevents websites from tracking users across different websites.

In addition to these new features, Sonoma also includes several bug fixes and performance improvements. Furthermore, it carries all the key features of the new iOS and iPadOS.

New update for Airpod

Airpods will now have Adaptive Sound. As the name indicates, it uses machine learning to automatically adjust noise cancellation and transparency based on your surroundings.

This means you can listen to music or podcasts without being interrupted by outside noise, but you can still hear important sounds like traffic or someone talking to you.

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