In 2023, Apple witnessed a series of notable events and product releases, marking a year of strategic moves and technological advancements. Here are the significant developments that shaped Apple’s trajectory in the past year.
Apple’s 2023 Journey
Vision Pro Helmet Unveiled
Apple’s long-awaited augmented reality headset, the Vision Pro, was officially introduced in June. Pioneering a new way of interaction, the helmet, running on visionOS, promises a blend of augmented and virtual reality experiences.
January witnessed the revival of the full-sized HomePod, featuring enhanced hardware elements like additional tweeters and environment sensors, while retaining the iconic design.
iPhone’s USB-C Transition
A significant shift occurred as Apple embraced USB-C for the entire iPhone 15 lineup, offering faster data transfer speeds and expanded compatibility.
Enhanced Messaging Capabilities
November saw Apple’s announcement of RCS support in the Messages app, enhancing communication features between iPhone and Android users.
Trio M3 Unveiling
At the Scary Fast presentation in October, Apple unveiled the M3, M3 Pro, and M3 Max processors for MacBook Pro, earlier than usual.
Farewell to Leather Accessories
In a move to reduce environmental impact, Apple bid adieu to leather accessories, replacing them with FineWoven material, albeit facing quality concerns.
Expansion of Apps
Apple expanded its app ecosystem, bringing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to iPad, catering to video and music creators.
Apple delivered on its promise, showcasing the next-gen CarPlay system in partnership with Aston Martin and Porsche.
Apple Watch Sales Hurdle
A legal dispute led to a temporary halt in the sale of certain Apple Watch models in the US, resolved later with the promise of a system update.