With WWDC22 “swiftly approaching,” Apple shares the conference schedule

With Apple’s annual pilgrimage for developers approaching fast, the company has now confirmed a June 6 keynote and shared the WWDC22 schedule.

Apple's marketing image showing five Memoji head silhouettes set against a black background, designed to promote WWDC22 (this year's developer conference)
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  • Apple has shared details about the most important WWDC 2022 activities, including the opening day keynote, the Apple Design Awards and the company’s State of the Union address.
  • The description of the opening day keynote mentions groundbreaking updates coming to Apple platforms like iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.
  • All those events, lab sessions and more will be online-only and free to the more than 30 million Apple developers around the globe.

Apple shares the WWDC22 schedule

Apple has already confirmed that this year’s WWDC will be running from June 6 through 10. And now, the announcement shared on the Apple Newsroom press site has officially confirmed that the WWDC22 keynote address will kick off on Monday, June 6 with the keynote address at 10am PT. The main keynote will then be followed by the company’s usual Platforms State of the Union talk and the Apple Design Awards, both held on the same day as the WWDC keynote.

  • Apple Keynote: Monday, June 6, 10am PDT/ 1pm EDT
  • Platforms State of the Union: Monday, June 6, 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT
  • Apple Design Awards: Monday, June 6, at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT

Those interested to learn what Apple has in store for iOS 16, iPadOS 16, tvOS 16, watchOS 9 and macOS 13 should definitely watch the keynote address.

WWDC lineup: Apple Keynote

This year’s WWDC keynote address takes place on Monday, June 8 at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. WWDC keynotes are for everyone, not just for developers. They’re carefully staged and meticulously prepared because the press is watching, fans are following along, blogs are scrutinizing the announcements while the general public usually gets to learn about the latest goodies the next day from their favorite newspapers. “WWDC22 launches with a first look at groundbreaking updates coming to Apple platforms later this year,” Apple says.

In this case, “later this year” refers to the fall when the updates will launch publicly. The iOS 16 beta may arrive a few weeks later in July because Apple wants to ensure that the public beta isn’t too buggy. You will be able to follow along with the keynote via apple.com, the company’s official Apple Developer app, the TV app and on Apple’s YouTube channel. On-demand playback will be available after the conclusion of the stream. Read: How to live stream to Twitch from iPhone, iPad and Mac

WWDC lineup: Platforms State of the Union

Think of Platforms State of the Union as the WWDC keynote for developers. Held the same day as the opening keynote (June 6) in the early afternoon hours at 2pm PDT / 5pm EDT, this is a technical keynote in which Apple delves deep into the latest frameworks, technologies and advances across platforms. You will be able to watch this year’s Platforms State of the Union through the Apple Developer app and via the company’s portal for developers. Read: How to set up your Apple TV the right way

WWDC lineup: Apple Design Awards

The Apple Design Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on Monday, June 6, late in the afternoon at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT. This award exists to honor the art, craft, creativity and technical expertise in third-party apps. Every developer of a winning app will get a free AirPods Pro from Apple (along with some WWDC22 outerwear and pin set). The Apple Design Awards will be broadcast through the Apple Developer app and the official Apple Developer website at developer.apple.com.

Labs, sessions and other goodies

Marketing image showcasing the official logo for Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)
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Throughout the five-day conference, Apple will stream 150+ deeply technical session videos. These videos are a gold mine of details about upcoming features and new platform capabilities. Session videos will be shared daily on the Apple Developer app and website, beginning June 7.

There will be other activities as well:

In addition to sessions and lab consultations, Apple engineers and designers will host activities all week in Digital Lounges to help developers engage in technical discussions, get answers to their questions, and connect with the community. Try a coding or design challenge, participate in a Q&A, meet session presenters and more.

Lastly, Apple also announced today the winners of its Swift Student Challenge.