One of the biggest products that Apple will most likely introduce at tomorrow’s WWDC is the AR/VR headset. In the past, when Apple introduces a major new product or the next big thing such as the iPhone (2007) and Mac Pro (2017), Apple gives developers and users an initial sneak peek of those products, and they won’t be available for several months until later that year. This will allow developers more time to get their apps ready for the new product. Thus, this upcoming headset will be no exception. According to Mark Gurman from Bloomberg, Apple will offer a hands-on experience after the keynote for developers for early access to the upcoming device.
It sounds like Apple will also have a hands-on area in the Steve Jobs Theater – open to developers — for after the keynote — in addition to headset building. The keynote will be played in the same spot as last year but there is a new shade to cover people and prevent sunburns. https://t.co/fuasZ1Cy8F
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) June 2, 2023
The company has constructed a new “structure” at Apple Park for the hands-on area to go live. It will be located at the basketball courts at Apple Park, close to the employees’ fitness center. Select developers and the press will have initial access to the demonstrations, and the campus will have another hands-on area in the Steve Jobs Theater for hardware demonstrations, similar to past product announcements from the events before 2020. Hardware demonstrations will include FaceTime in VR, Apple TV+ content, and gaming. Customers with serious head conditions will be strongly advised to not use the headset.
The opening keynote for WWDC 2023 will go live on Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT.