Software company Apple has announced that it’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will once again be an online-only event from June 6th to June 10th.
Apple however said it will host an in-person session at Apple Park on the first day of the conference-Tuesday June 6th, with some developers and students watching the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community.
Last year, Apple announced a series of software improvements like SharePlay support for FaceTime, the ability to store IDs in digital form in Apple Wallet, widget support for iPadOS, and new privacy features with its iCloud Plus subscription service.
WWDC is traditionally a software-focused event where Apple details its forthcoming updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. It is also focused on Apple’s software developers who build apps for the company’s platforms.
But that doesn’t mean WWDC is always exclusively focused on software. Past events have seen the launch of the new Mac Pro and HomePod, as well as updated iMacs and iPad Pro.
At Apple’s 2021 conference, it announced the transition of the Mac lineup to its own Arm-based Apple Silicon. With a new M2 processor rumored to be coming this year, could we see the new chip teased or even announced at WWDC22?
Apple usually unveils new iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac software at a presentation featuring its CEO, Tim Cook, on the first day of WWDC.
WWDC 2022 will be virtual and streamed on Apple’s website.
Apple has held virtual events since 2020. This year, Apple’s iPhone software will likely be called iOS 16.
Much of the conference, after the first-day presentation, is dedicated to sessions where developers get coaching and tips from Apple employees on how to make better apps and use the company’s software.
But it’s also the first time that the public gets a peek at the major new software features that Apple plans to release over the year.
Some developers and students will be able to apply to watch the presentation from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.