Hello Cookie Tech!
I am here to let you know about the upcoming apple event. I will be sharing some of the stuff that is coming, and the date.
Dates Announced: June 5th - 9th!
(Credit to luke for the polls)
Here is what we know so far: (Credit to macrumors.com)
Apple will show off the long-rumored AR/VR headset at WWDC, according to rumors. A WWDC debut will give developers time to design apps and experiences for the device ahead of a launch later in the year.
We’ve highlighted some of the main AR/VR headset features below, but we have a dedicated AR/VR headset roundup that aggregates all of the rumors that we’ve heard so far.
- The headset will use dual 4K micro-OLED displays from Sony for 8K total resolution and a display quality that exceeds the display quality available from competing products.
- Dozens of cameras will be included for everything from mapping the environment around the wearer to monitoring facial expressions, hand gestures, and leg movement.
- Iris scanning will be used for authentication.
- Facial expression tracking will be available to relay the wearer’s facial expression to a virtual avatar in chats and calls.
- Augmented reality and virtual reality capabilities will both be available, with users able to swap between them using a Digital Crown-like knob. AR will use the cameras to map the world around you, overlaying virtual objects on the real world, while VR is entirely virtual and shuts out the world.
- The headset will be controlled by hand gestures detected by the cameras.
- Mac-level M2 chips will be included in the headset to handle all of the processing needs. Rumors suggest Apple will use one high-end main processor that’s supplemented with another lower-end processor that manages the sensors in the device.
- There will be no built-in battery, with the battery instead attached to the headset via a cord and worn in a pouch at the waist. Battery life will be around two hours.
- Rumors suggest we can expect a thin and light design for the headset, and it will be lighter than competing headsets because it doesn’t have an included battery.
- Air typing support will be available so that users can handle text input without a physical keyboard, but it will also support text input through the iPhone.
- xrOS, the operating system that runs on the headset, will include Apple-designed apps optimized for virtual reality, with a specific focus on gaming, video conferencing, fitness, and consuming media. Apple will work with gaming companies and third-party app developers for app experiences.
- The headset will be able to run apps designed for the iPad in a 3D environment, and it will also allow for watching content like Netflix and YouTube.
- Those who wear prescription glasses may be able to order the headset with prescription lenses.
Apple is planning to introduce an updated version of the Mac Pro with an Apple silicon chip, and the machine could be introduced at WWDC.
We are not expecting notable design changes to the Mac Pro with the updates mainly focused on the transition to Apple silicon.
IOS 17 Rumors
iOS 17 is expected to feature several quality of life improvements that customers have been asking for rather than a single major headlining feature. Rumors have suggested it will include some of the “most requested features,” though what that specifically includes is unknown as of yet.
The update won’t be quite as big as some other updates because Apple is preparing to make a major change to the App Store, allowing for sideloading on devices sold in Europe. This is due to regulatory changes enacted by the European Union, and is expected to apply only to European iPhones.
Still, allowing for sideloading requires a number of updates to the operating system ad it is consuming some of the development effort that would normally be put into new features. Other iOS 17 additions will include AR/VR headset integration and an upgraded CarPlay, with full details on what might be coming available in our iOS 17 roundup.
- Dedicated journaling app for tracking and recording daily activities and thoughts.
- Updated Control Center interface.
- More functionality for the Dynamic Island.
- More interactive widgets.
- Search improvements.
- Health app to expand to the iPad.
- Health app will include new mood tracking functionality, asking users about their day and tallying up the results over time.
- Health features for tracking vision changes.
- Minor Lock Screen updates, such as font size tweaks and option to share Lock Screen designs.
- Apple Music Lock Screen interface to possibly gain support for lyrics.
- Manual adjustment options for App Library folders.
- More streamlined and intuitive Wallet app.
- Find My improvements.
- Support for sideloading apps in Europe.
- A new widget system will make it easier to get to key information on the Apple Watch without the need to open an app. Widgets will be scrollable, and will allow glances at activity tracking, weather, calendar appointments, and more.
- Buttons like the Digital Crown could be more customizable, with users able to choose to have a press open up the widgets interface rather than the Home Screen.
- Apple could overhaul the Apple Watch Home Screen in some way, offering a more intuitive layout than the app grid.
This post is now a wiki. Please use proper formatting. You can add in more info if I missed something! Please include reason for editing.
Thanks to @luke for the idea!