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Apple sets June date for its biggest conference of 2023, with headset launch expected

In addition to its usual software updates, we're looking for Apple to finally announce a long-awaited product at WWDC 2023. Here's what to expect.
Written by Sabrina Ortiz, Editor
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Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference serves as a platform for the company to announce its latest developments in its operating systems to the public. Today, Apple unveiled that WWDC23 will take place on June 5-9. 

Like all major post-pandemic tech events, the event will have both online and in-person options. The actual keynote will be streamed online at no cost and everyone can join to learn about the latest Apple platforms, technologies, and tools

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However, developers and Swift Student Challenge winners are able to apply to an in-person event at Apple Park where, if randomly selected, they will be able to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos, meet team members, and take part in labs and activities. 

In terms of what announcements to expect, we know that Apple uses this conference as an opportunity to announce the newest software updates. 

This year, the latest updates for Apple's Mac, iPad, Watch, and TV lineup could possibly include iOS 17, MacOS 14, iPadOS 17, WatchOS 10, and tvOS 17. You may also want to keep an eye out for RealityOS.

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Last spring, a shell company filed two patents for "RealityOS", which could refer to the software for Apple's long-awaited AR/VR headset. The Apple headset has been rumored since 2017, so an official unveiling is long overdue. 

Last year, some major announcements included Apple's next-generation M2 chip as well as an updated MacBook Air and MacBook Pro

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