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Apple’s highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is just around the corner, and according to Bloomberg’s renowned tech journalist, Mark Gurman, the tech giant has some exciting announcements in store. Gurman took to Twitter earlier today to share the three main topics that will take center stage during Apple’s keynote event: the unveiling of “several new Macs,” the highly anticipated mixed-reality headset, and a range of significant updates to the operating systems.
While rumors have been circulating about the introduction of an all-new 15-inch MacBook Air model, details about other potential Mac models remain vague. Gurman previously reported that the Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro might become eligible for trade-in on the day of the event. This development has fueled speculation that at least one of these machines could receive a refresh. However, it’s worth noting that the first M3 Macs are not expected to launch until later this year.
The Mac Studio, introduced by Apple in May 2022, offers configurations featuring the M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips. Despite the subsequent release of Macs powered by the M2, M2 Pro, and M2 Max chips, the Mac Studio itself has yet to receive an update. Gurman suggests that two new Mac Studio models are currently in development, but their release dates remain uncertain.
Gurman previously cast doubt on the possibility of an update for the Mac Studio being announced at WWDC, indicating that Apple may choose to wait for the M3 generation to avoid cannibalizing the sales of the Apple silicon Mac Pro. However, it’s not entirely out of the question for updated Mac Studio models with M2 Max and M2 Ultra chip options to make an appearance at this year’s WWDC.
While the Apple silicon Mac Pro is also a potential contender for an announcement, Gurman explained on The MacRumors Show podcast that although he anticipates its launch this year, it is unlikely to occur at WWDC.
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Given the magnitude of Apple’s expected announcements, Gurman predicts that the WWDC keynote will be one of the company’s longest-ever events, potentially surpassing the two-hour mark. To put this into perspective, last year’s WWDC keynote ran for just under one hour and 50 minutes, yet it managed to cover an array of significant updates, including the unveiling of iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9, the M2 chip, a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the redesigned MacBook Air.
As Apple enthusiasts eagerly await the WWDC keynote, the speculation surrounding new Mac models, the mixed-reality headset, and the forthcoming OS updates continues to build. Rest assured, Apple’s grand event is poised to deliver exciting news and innovations, making it a highlight of the tech calendar.