WWDC 23 Keynote announcements

Apple introduced a number of new products today during their World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote:

Apple MacBook Air 15 inch

A 15-inch MacBook Air with an Apple Silicon M2 processor, in one of four colors;


A new model of the Mac Studio desktop computer with either an Apple Silicon M2 Max or M2 Ultra processor,


A new Mac Pro tower computer with an M2 Ultra processor and a half dozen PCIe expansion slots (right) and a new Mac Studio with an M2 Max or M2 Ultra processor (left)


The long-expected Apple headset, the Vision Pro, was also introduced, but it was nothing like anyone else’s headset.

Apple has filed over 5,000 patents to cover the various innovations in materials, software, and hardware. It is kind of hard to explain, but here is a link:


Apple also announced several new operating systems for Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch. Compatibility details for the new operating systems are shown below. All the new operating systems will be available “this fall,” with public betas of most of them available soon.

macOS Sonoma includes a bunch of personalization enhancements, and new ways to connect various Apple devices.

macOS Sonoma is compatible with these devices.

2019 and later

Mac Pro
2019 and later

iMac Pro

Mac Studio
2022 and later

MacBook Air
2018 and later

Mac mini
2018 and later

MacBook Pro
2018 and later


iOS 17 adds new “cards” that visually identify the caller (if they are known), new do-it-yourself stickies from photos, and real-time transcripts of incoming calls, to help you screen calls, plus many other new features.

iOS 17 is compatible with these devices.

iPhone 14
iPhone 14 Plus
iPhone 14 Pro
iPhone 14 Pro Max
iPhone 13
iPhone 13 mini
iPhone 13 Pro
iPhone 13 Pro Max
iPhone 12
iPhone 12 mini
iPhone 12 Pro
iPhone 12 Pro Max
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
iPhone XR
iPhone SE (2nd generation or later)


iPadOS 17 adds the Health app to the iPad, and allows for all kinds of customization to the lock screen and widgets, plus other enhancements.

iPadOS 17 is compatible with these devices.

iPad Pro (2nd generation and later)
iPad Air (3rd generation and later)
iPad (6th generation and later)
iPad mini (5th generation and later)


watchOS 10 offers new watch faces plus a whole bunch of new health and fitness features.

watchOS 10 compatibility.

watchOS 10 requires iPhone XS, iPhone XR or later with iOS 17 and one of the following Apple Watch models:
Apple Watch Series 4
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple Watch SE
Apple Watch Series 6
Apple Watch Series 7
Apple Watch Series 8
Apple Watch Ultra
Not all features are available on all devices.


tvOS 17 introduces Facetime, and allows you to use your iPhone as the camera for your TV, giving you all kinds of new opportunities for long-distance interactions.

Health and fitness applications now span across the iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch.

The keynote is definitely worth the two hours and eight minutes.

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