Biggest launch in years set to bring headset and updates for every product

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Apple is about to hold one of its biggest events of the last decade – and launch the product that could decide what technology looks like in the years to come.

The company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will begin on Monday, at 6pm UK time or 10am local pacific time. It will start with a keynote from Apple Park, its California campus, with a live stream available on YouTube and this page.

Every year, Apple uses that keynote to introduce updates for all of its platforms. This year, that will mean the release of iOS 17 for iPhones, WatchOS 10 for Apple Watch, and new versions of the software for the Apple TV.

But this time Apple will also launch something entirely new. Apple is almost certain to reveal its mixed reality headset – which has been in the works for years – and the software that will run on it.

Apple is also widely expected to reveal new, more powerful Macs, alongside other surprises in a packed event.

You can follow along with all of it here.

Apple event live: How to watch WWDC 2023

10:10 , Anthony Cuthbertson

For many years, Apple made it impossible for people to watch their annual developer conference unless they had an Apple device to watch it on. Fortunately, this stance changed a few years ago and now anyone can watch it from any device.

The live stream of the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote will be broadcast on Apple’s website, as well as the company’s official YouTube channel. A holding page is already in place, ticking down to the moment Apple CEO Tim Cook takes to the stage in California.

You can tune in at 6pm UK time (10am local time), right here:

New Watch software likely to be biggest update

07:42 , Andrew Griffin

There’s a whole new platform that will be getting much of the focus, of course, in the form of the headset. But as ever Apple will be giving an update to every one of its operating systems.

The most significant is set to be WatchOS, according to seasoned Apple reporter Mark Gurman, who has said the new software will bring a range of very significant changes.

07:03 , Andrew Griffin

One thing to note is that Meta and Mark Zuckerberg revealed their new headset just days before Apple’s event….