Apple has confirmed that the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will return as an all online event from June 6 to June 10. The conference will be free for all developers to attend, and, as always, will showcase the latest versions of software, like MacOS, and iPadOS, that powers Apple’s devices.
Even though WWDC is officially set to be an all-online affair, Apple will be holding a small in person event at Apple Park for developers on June 6 to watch the WWDC keynote and the State of the Union presentation videos together alongside those attending online. Space is limited, and more information will be shared on the Apple Developer site. It’s the first time that WWDC has had some in-person activity since the start of the COVID pandemic in 2019.
“At its heart, WWDC has always been a forum to create connection and build community,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing. “In that spirit, WWDC22 invites developers from around the world to come together to explore how to bring their best ideas to life and push the envelope of what’s possible. We love connecting with our developers, and we hope all of our participants come away feeling energized by their experience.”
Apple is claiming that WWDC will bring together more than 30 million developers. It hopes WWDC will give each and every one of these folks the tools and insights that can bring their visions to a reality. Labs and Sessions will also allow these developers to get a bigger dive into what’s new. Apple will even host a Swift Student Challenge this year, too for students. Entries will be accepted until April 25.
Apple announcing WWDC comes just a week after Microsoft detailed that it will be holding the Build Developer conference from May 24-26. Google also has its own I/O event from May 11-12.