Apple held this Monday (5) the opening of WWDC 23, its main event of the year. As usual, the company brought new versions of all its operating systems and released some products — a new MacBook, a new Mac Studio and an unprecedented virtual reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro.
The news announced by Apple at WWDC 23
Check out a list of the 10 big news from Apple presented this Monday:
10. iOS 17
An update that focuses more on improving what already exists than on bringing bombastic news, iOS 17 highlights the StandBy Mode, which turns the iPhone into a smart screen, improves Siri, shows exclusive screens depending on who calls and takes resources point to iMessage for exchanging messages.
9. iPadOS 17
With a focus on personalization, iPadOS 17 is here to expand personalization in the Apple ecosystem. The system brings machine learning features to increase productivity and takes customization to the lock screen in the same style as it did in iOS 16 last year – it is now possible to add widgets and a custom look to the environment.
8. macOS 14
macOS 14 Sonoma also arrives to refine the experience for people using Mac. In it, Safari gained news and now allows the creation of webapps and password sharing between different profiles that use the same machine.
7. watchOS 10
System that brings Apple Watch to life, watchOS 10 arrives full of news, such as widgets activated in a personalized way via side buttons and with smart features to bring information to the watch screen and features focused on cyclists.
6. tvOS 17
Apple’s platform dedicated to smart TVs also gained news. tvOS 17 should run even better on Apple devices and brings as a great asset the option to make FaceTime video calls on the TV using an iPhone or iPad as a camera.
5. Update for the 2nd generation AirPods
There is no new AirPod, but the second generation AirPods that are out there will gain new functions thanks to the software update. According to Apple, there are three big news:
Adaptive Audio: mixes Transparency mode with active noise cancellation;
Custom Volume: uses machine learning to interpret ambient conditions and adjust volume automatically;
Conversation Awareness: Identifies when you start talking and automatically lowers the playback volume.
4. New MacBook Air
A new MacBook Air was announced by Apple with a 15.3-inch screen and a promise of 18 hours of battery life. The computer can leave the factory with up to 24 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage, uses the powerful M2 chip and is equipped with a 1080p camera. Prices start at US$1,199, around R$6,000 in direct conversion.
3. M2 Ultra
The heart of Apple products has gained a new version: the M2 Ultra chip uses a second-generation 5-nanometer process, houses an incredible 134 billion transistors (20 billion more than the already powerful M1 Ultra) and increases the RAM capacity to 192 GB (50% more than the predecessor). In addition, the promise is up to 20% faster CPUs and up to 30% faster GPUs to complete the game.
2. Mac Studio and Mac Pro
Mac Studio and Mac Pro also received new versions at WWDC 23. The Mac Studio features a virtually identical look to its predecessor and has a version with the powerful M2 Ultra chip, support for up to 96 GB of unified RAM with a bandwidth of 400 GB/s, up to 12 CPU cores and up to 38 GPU cores, plus up to 8 TB of internal storage.
The novelty of the Mac Pro announced today is the presence of the powerful M2 Ultra chip, manufactured by Apple itself. With that, it supports up to 192 GB of unified RAM with 800 GB/s bandwidth, GPU with up to 76 cores and CPU with up to 24 cores.
1. Apple Vision Pro
Big star of the day, the Apple Vision Pro is the company’s long-awaited mixed reality headset. It was presented by Apple with all the pomp and called the “first space computer” being the home of visionOS, a system created “on the foundation of macOS, iOS and iPadOS” as the “first space operating system that mixes digital content with the world physique”, in the words of the Cupertino company.
These were the great news presented by Apple this Monday. As WWDC continues throughout the week, it’s likely that more new stuff (or more info on everything that’s out today) will be shown by the company, so keep an eye out for the canaltech not to miss anything.