Apple has officially announced that it will be hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) online from June 6 to 10, which is open to all developers. Building on the success of virtual events over the past two years, WWDC22 will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, as well as give developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to make innovative apps Create and interactive experiences.
Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of global developer relations and corporate and educational marketing, said, “At its core, WWDC has always been a forum for networking and community building. In this spirit, WWDC22 invites developers from all over the world to come together to learn how to bring their best ideas to life and push the boundaries of what’s possible. We enjoy interacting with our developers and we hope all of our members will walk away feeling energized from their experience.”
Despite Apple’s “everything online” title, Apple has also said that a small portion of it will be offline at WWDC 2022. In addition to the online conference, Apple will host a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6 to watch Keynote speakers and videos with the online community.
Apple added that seats will be limited, and details on how to apply will be posted on the Apple Developer site and app soon.
Compared to the past two years, this year at WWDC, Apple will offer “more outreach sessions, more cutting-edge learning labs, more digital meeting rooms, and more localized content to make WWDC22 a truly global event.”
What can we expect from WWDC 2022?
WWDC 2022 will consist of two Apple State of the Union and Apple Design Award events, as well as online sessions, in-person developer labs, and various other developer interactions with Apple engineers and designers.
As usual, we expect Apple to put a lot of emphasis on its operating system at WWDC. iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, macOS 12, and tvOS 16 will be announced. The company will also release developer betas of these new operating systems.
It is also possible this year that new devices aimed at developers will be announced at WWDC. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman said Apple may announce Apple’s silicon-based Mac in May or June. It is likely that the new Mac will also be announced during WWDC in June.