Special Evening Activity scheduled at WWDC After Mixed Reality Headset Launch
On June 5, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2023 — the company's annual conference for developers – is slated to start. The company has already announced the event schedule. New versions of iPadOS, macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS are all expected to be revealed at the conference this year. In addition, there will be a very special anticipated appearance – Apple’s mixed reality headset and a new operating system specific for wearables. While WWDC 2023 will start on June 5, there will also a "Special Evening Activity" that day after the other more formal events and company office tours.
The event will be open to pre-selected developers, and is expected to be something that’s not to be missed. On June 6, another event will be held at the Apple Developer Center to "discuss some of the latest announcements." No details have been released, so it’s not clear whether any new software or hardware will be revealed.
The upcoming mixed reality headset, named Reality Pro, is expected to be priced about $3,000. It is rumored to be shaped like ski goggles, enclosing the user’s eyes, they will still be capable of seeing the actual surroundings through several external cameras. It is tipped to be powered by an external battery that will last two hours. The dedicated operating system will probably be named xrOS instead of realityOS. Mixed, or extended, reality technology (XR) is a mixture of VR (virtual) and AR (augmented) realities.