Apple Stock News: Several New Macs to Be Announced
Apple Stock News: Apple’s WWDC keynote next week will focus on “several new Macs,” making it one of their longest events ever, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The keynote will also cover Apple’s mixed-reality headset and significant OS updates. While rumors suggest a new 15-inch MacBook Air, it’s unclear which other Mac models will be announced. Gurman speculates that the Mac Studio, 13-inch M2 MacBook Air, and 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro may receive updates, but the new M3 Macs are expected later this year. The Mac Studio and Apple silicon Mac Pro may also see updates, but they might not be announced at WWDC. Due to the extensive announcements, Gurman predicts the keynote will exceed two hours, surpassing last year’s nearly two-hour event that introduced iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9, the M2 chip, a refreshed 13-inch MacBook Pro, and the redesigned MacBook Air.
Apple’s AR/VR Headset Display Specs
Apple’s upcoming AR/VR headset, set to be unveiled at WWDC, is rumored to feature 4K micro OLED displays with an 8K resolution. Display analyst Ross Young shared additional specifications, revealing that each display will measure 1.41 inches diagonally, targeting over 5000 nits of brightness and 4000 pixels per inch. This would provide superior contrast, vibrant colors, and HDR support, distinguishing it from current VR headsets like Meta Quest 2 and HoloLens 2. The 5000+ nits brightness is essential for future AR glasses, ensuring clear overlay of AR content in various lighting conditions. Additionally, Apple’s AR/VR headset will offer an 8K resolution, surpassing competitors like Meta’s Quest Pro 2. These high-end displays are expected to contribute to the headset’s estimated $3000 price, positioning it among the more expensive VR headsets on the market, but on par with products like Magic Leap 2 and HoloLens 2.
Apple Music Classical is Available for Android
Apple has expanded its Apple Music Classical app to Android, marking the first time it’s available beyond the iPhone. The app, which was launched for iOS earlier this year, offers access to over five million classical music tracks, curated playlists, exclusive albums, and features like composer bios. It provides a simpler interface tailored to classical music, allowing users to search by composer, work, conductor, and more. The app features commissioned digital portraits of famous composers and offers exclusive content and recordings. The Apple Music Classical app for Android is now available on the Google Play Store and requires an Apple Music or Apple One subscription.