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The Mac lineup from WWDC 2023
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The dust has finally settled on a jam-packed WWDC 2023 event, and there's a lot to unpack. We saw the release of a new Mac Pro, a 15-inch MacBook Air, and even the all new Apple Vision Pro headset.

We also got a glimpse of the new raft of software for Apple devices. That includes iOS 17 for iPhone, MacOS 14 for MacBook, WatchOS 10 for Apple Watch, and iPadOS 17 for iPad.

If, like me, you're very impatiently waiting for those new features to be available, there's good news. Apple has announced a loosening of the restrictions on its Developer Beta program, meaning anyone can get early access for free.

All you'll need is an Apple ID to sign up. That makes it possible for just about anyone already using an Apple product to gain access, and enjoy the sweet new features unveiled at the event.

Fair warning, though, it's unlikely to be plain sailing. These operating systems aren't ready for public deployment yet – hence their place in a developers beta. You can expect bugs and software issues to be part and parcel of this.

But it is cool, and means you can try things out straight away. There's a lot of iOS 17 features I'd love to try, including the StandBy feature and the new Journal app.

If you're not keen on trying the buggy versions, there's thankfully not long to wait for these systems to come available. The public beta is expected to start next month, with a full release in the autumn, somewhere around the launch of the iPhone 15.

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.