Death Stranding Directors Cut Mac Version Announced at WWDC23

Today is the day — Apple’s WWDC 2023 developer conference is finally here! And over the course of a two-hour taped keynote presentation on the spaceship-like Apple Park campus, Tim Cook and his pals unveiled some big news. Cook trotted out all new versions of the company’s operating systems for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, several new chips and computers … Oh, and that Vision Pro headset that we’ve all been speculating about for years. To wrap up, Apple has unveiled a new Mac Pro, more powerful than ever thanks to the M2 Ultra chip.
Apple has announced a 15-inch version of the MacBook Air, meaning there’s a way to get a bigger MacBook Air experience. There’s a 15.3-inch Retina display with 5mm bezels, and it’s powered by the Apple M2 processor. There are four colour options, MagSafe charging (with colour-matched cables) and 2x Thunderbolt ports and a 3.5mm headphone socket. It’s available to purchase right away, with a price of $1299 or £1399 in the UK. The event runs for a few days after, but this is really for developers to try and get the best out of their apps and Apple’s software, and as such, Apple announced it was making available developer betas of the software immediately.

He referenced Apple silicon and Metal 3, and specifically mentioned how they used MetalFX Upscaling. We’ve highlighted some of the main AR/VR headset features below, but we have a dedicated AR/VR headset roundup that aggregates all of the rumors that we’ve heard so far. Apple has been hinting at the headset announcement by teasing the dawn of a “new era” and the opportunity for developers to “code new worlds.” Chris has been a tech journalist since 2008 and during his time at has sat in the Reviews Editor job before taking the chair as Editor.
In terms of design, these new Macs stay true to their modern and minimalist aesthetic. While not obvious, the design prioritizes optimal cooling, allowing us to maximize the performance of the M2 Ultra in sustained workloads. Just like the current models, this new MacBook Air is equipped with M2 chips, with variants of 8 and 10-core GPUs. As for the display, it retains the 60Hz refresh rate, leaving the 120Hz for the professional models.
The new generation of MacBook Airs will also feature the new M2 ultrachip, which has a 24-core CPU and up to 76-core GPU and is set to make Mac Studio a “performance powerhouse,” according to Apple. “From its expansive Liquid Retina display and remarkably thin and fanless design, to extraordinary battery life and an immersive six-speaker sound system, the new MacBook Air has it all”. It gives Apple device owners the opportunity to share their thoughts – without the worry of them being shared elsewhere. Apple promises “with the ability to lock the app, the use of on-device processing, and end-to-end encryption, Journal is built to protect a user’s privacy and ensure no one – including Apple – can access a user’s entries”. Highlights include the new Journal feature, which has been designed with end-users mental health in mind.
This time around, there’s a rumored 15.5-inch MacBook Air that follows its predecessor’s design language. So it will likely look like the 13.6-inch, M2-powered variant while offering a notably larger display. Despite some leaks initially pointing to an M3 processor, it now appears that this larger MacBook Air will pack 2022’s M2 chipset instead. First up is the long-rumored mixed-reality headset, which may make its debut this year.
It was another spectacular display of new gadgets, products and features at Apple’s annual developer conference WWDC 2023, which kicked off Monday, June 5 and runs through the week. During its Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple is expected to preview the upcoming major updates to the operating systems that power its devices. That’s in addition to some other exciting goods in the hardware department. And while the great iPhone maker hasn’t shared a full list of what it plans to reveal, we may have an idea or two — based on rumors, leaks, and the company’s WWDC history.
Just recently we learned that iOS 17 could address many user concerns, and more whispers could follow. We could also hear more about the fresh MacBook we could potentially see before the official reveal. In the meantime, we will have to sit tight and impatiently wait for our favorite time of the year. Although Vision Pro won’t require physical controllers that can be clunky to use, the goggles will have to either be plugged into a power outlet or a portable battery tethered to the headset. “This marks the beginning of a journey that will bring a new dimension to powerful personal technology,” Cook told the crowd. A tower-based Mac Pro will set users back $6,999 (£7,199 in the UK) subject to configuration, while a rack-based system will start at $7,499 (£7,699 in the UK).

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