My ten takeaways from WWDC 2023

This post is by Om Malik from On my Om

Apple kicked off the 2023 edition of WWDC, its developer conference, with a 2-hour long keynote that saw the company announce the next versions of its five operating systems( iOSwatchOSiPad OStvOSmacOS), three new Macs, including the highest-end Mac Pro, and most importantly, a new “mixed reality” platform, Vision, that includes a new OS and a $3499 headset, Vision Pro. 

Forget all the other announcements, the only real reason to pay full attention to Apple’s WWDC keynote was the launch of the new mixedreality platform. I have already shared some thoughts on Twitter, but I wanted to recap and distill my big takeaways from the keynote.

  1. So how visionary is the new Vision Pro? 

I have been privileged to be at the launch of many of the new Apple products — I didn’t write or cover Apple till the turn of the century. My first official event was the launch of the iPod. And then, I saw Steve Jobs launch the iPhone and the iPad. And I was there at the introduction of the Apple Watch. And now the introduction of the Vision Pro. This is akin to the iPod and iPhone launch, where the device catalyzed a significant social and behavioral change. 

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