Apple confirms June 7 WWDC keynote timing and conference lineup

Apple today confirmed that its annual conference for developers, the WWDC, will open with a keynote talk on Monday, June 7, 2021. It also unveiled the conference lineup and schedules, including the timing of the Platforms State of the Union address.


  • The WWDC21 keynote happens on June 7 at 10am PT.
  • Platforms State of the Union is on June 7 at 2pm PT.
  • WWDC21 is online-only and free to all developers.

Apple's promotional image for the WWDC 2021 showing Memojis representing two female developers and one female developers starring at their computer screens
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WWDC21 keynote takes place June 7 at 10am PT

According to the announcement on Apple’s website, this year’s WWDC keynote is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 7, which is the first day of the five-day conference.

The prerecorded keynote address will kick off at 10am PT, 1pm ET.

WWDC21 kicks off with the unveiling of exciting new updates coming to all Apple platforms later this year. Streamed directly from Apple Park, the keynote address will be available via, the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app and YouTube, with on-demand playback available after the conclusion of the stream.

At 2pm PT / 5pm ET the same day, the company will hold its Platforms State of the Union talk. Platforms State of the Union offers much deeper technical dives and details that matter to developers which weren’t mentioned during the main keynote talk.

Take a deeper dive into the new tools, technologies, and advances across Apple platforms that will help Apple developers create even better apps. Platforms State of the Union will stream via the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website.

The Apple Design Awards ceremony will take place June 10 at 2pm PT / 5pm ET. Streamed via the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website, Apple will cherry-pick the best apps in terms of creativity, craftsmanship and technical achievements.

And this:

On June 1, Apple will celebrate student developers from all over the world with the announcement of winners in the Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for students of all ages to showcase their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground.

Finally, Apple plans on debuting something called Pavilions, which is new for WWDC21:

Pavilions provide an easy way for developers to explore relevant sessions, labs, and special activities for a given topic. Conference attendees can customize their WWDC experience and check out content organized around specific areas like SwiftUI, Developer Tools, Accessibility and Inclusion, and more—exclusively within the Apple Developer app.

All in all, there will be more than 200 in-depth sessions, one-on-one labs and special events for developers to enjoy virtually. Beginning June 8, session videos will be posted each day.