Apple has announced that WWDC22 will be running from June 6 through 10

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) has been scheduled to run from Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10, 2022 as an online-only event free to all.

Marketing image showcasing the official logo for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)
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  • Just like prior Apple events held during the pandemic, WWDC22 will be an all-online event that anyone will be able to attend from the comfort of their sofa.
  • At WWDC22, Apple will preview the next major releases of its operating systems: iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 12.4, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16.
  • Although Apple hasn’t said it, the company could preview its first augmented reality device to give developers time to create apps for it ahead of launch.

Apple to preview iOS 16 and more at WWDC22: June 6-10

According to the official announcement in the Apple Newsroom:

Building on the success of the past two years of virtual events, WWDC22 will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, while giving developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences.

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Apple claims WWDC22 will provide more sessions, labs, digital lounges and localized content than ever before. The general public will be able to follow the keynote and watch other WWDC22 videos on Apple’s website, via the company’s YouTube channel and through the official Apple Developer app. [App Store link]

In addition to the online conference, Apple will host a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community. Space will be limited, and details about how to apply to attend will be provided on the Apple Developer site and app soon.

As for this year’s Swift Student Challenge, students are free to create a Swift Playgrounds app project on a topic of their choice. All submissions should be sent no later than April 25, with more information at the Swift Student Challenge website.

What is WWDC?

WWDC is Apple’s annual pilgrimage for developers held once per year. At WWDC, developers who build apps for Apple products are given a sneak peek at the upcoming platform technologies. The first day of the conference is reserved for the opening keynote to showcase the best new OS features to come to all users in the fall. At the end of the first day, Apple released developer-only betas of the next major versions of iOS and other operating systems. The general public can usually try out the betas when they’re released via Apple’s Beta Software Program in a few weeks.

On the second day of the conference, Apple holds its State of the Union address which gives developers a more technical overview of the changes coming to Apple’s platforms. Before the pandemic, these events would gather large crowds numbering more than 5,000 attendees who would pay big bucks for their seats in the auditorium. But as the world adapted itself to working from home and physical events got canceled, the conference is now all online and at no cost.

Here’s how Apple describes WWDC22:

Join developers worldwide from June 6 to 10 for an inspiring week of technology and community. Get a first look at Apple’s latest platforms and technologies in sessions, explore the newest tools and tips and connect with Apple experts in labs and digital lounges.

It’s no surprise that Apple’s online events seemingly attract the most eyeballs. If you’ve watched one of the pandemic keynotes from Apple, you saw for yourself the high production value. Apple is wasting no money to produce the cool transitions in these videos, and the enthusiasm of its presenters couldn’t be more infectious. Read: 13 ways to quickly run a shortcut on your iPhone, iPad and Mac