Apple’s 2023 developer convention is now official, and it is going down the week of June 5–9 as anticipated. As was the case final 12 months, it will likely be a largely digital occasion with a small in-person part on keynote day for members of the press and choose builders and college students who win a random lottery.
This week additionally noticed the discharge of iOS 16.4 and related updates, in addition to launches of Apple Music Classical and Apple Pay Later. In the meantime, we heard contemporary rumors about Apple’s long-rumored AR/VR headset and the iPhone 15 lineup coming later this 12 months, so learn on for particulars on these tales and extra!
Apple Declares WWDC 2023 Taking Place June 5 to 9
Mark your calendars! Apple this week introduced that WWDC 2023 shall be held from Monday, June 5 by Friday, June 9. Classes and labs shall be obtainable on-line, however there may also be an in-person part. Like final 12 months, randomly chosen builders and college students will be capable to attend a big day at Apple Park on the Monday to look at the keynote video, meet with a few of Apple’s groups, take pleasure in night actions, and extra.
At WWDC, Apple will announce the most recent variations of its software program platforms, together with iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. Apple’s long-awaited AR/VR headset may additionally be unveiled at WWDC, and there may all the time be one other shock or two.
Apple Music Classical Now Obtainable on App Retailer
Apple Music Classical is now obtainable on the App Retailer in most nations all over the world. The app options over 5 million classical music tracks and is free to make use of with a typical Apple Music subscription.
Apple first introduced plans to launch a classical music app in 2021 after buying and shutting down Primephonic, a streaming service for classical music. Apple plans to launch an Android model of the app quickly.
Every part New in iOS 16.4
Following round six weeks of beta testing, iOS 16.4 is now obtainable to the general public. The software program replace features a handful of latest options and modifications for the iPhone, so you should definitely take a look at the total checklist.
Apple has already launched the first beta of iOS 16.5, which to this point contains only some minor modifications, together with a brand new “Sports activities” tab within the Apple Information app and the flexibility to begin a display recording by asking Siri.
Apple Reportedly Demoed AR/VR Headset to Executives in Steve Jobs Theater
Apple’s much-rumored AR/VR headset was reportedly demoed to the corporate’s high executives throughout a presentation at Steve Jobs Theater final week, suggesting the system is getting nearer to launching.
Apple is anticipated to unveil the headset at WWDC in June, though analyst Ming-Chi Kuo this week stated that mass manufacturing of the headset has been pushed again once more, so he isn’t solely sure about it being unveiled at WWDC.
iPhone 15 Professional Rumored to Function Multi-Use Motion Button As an alternative of Mute Swap
The upcoming iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max fashions are rumored to characteristic a customizable Motion button just like the Apple Watch Extremely.
The supply claimed the Motion button will change the Ring/Silent change that has been included on each iPhone mannequin since 2007. Like on the Apple Watch Extremely, customers would be capable to map the Motion button to varied system features like turning on/off the flashlight. There may additionally be a sensitivity setting to permit the buttons for use with circumstances and gloves.
Apple Pay Later Now Obtainable on Restricted Foundation, Launching Broadly in Coming Months
Apple this week introduced that it’ll start inviting “randomly chosen customers” to use a prerelease model of Apple Pay Later by way of the Pockets app and an electronic mail despatched to their Apple ID. Apple Pay Later is obtainable within the U.S. and requires iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4.
The “purchase now, pay later” financing possibility shall be expanded to all eligible iPhone customers over the age of 18 within the U.S. within the “coming months,” in accordance with Apple.
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