Apple has announced its WWDC 2022 online event for June 6 – 10. The event will be used to announce the latest updates to iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, and will also be used to share details of new technologies with developers directly from Apple engineers.
Traditionally an in-person event with almost 6,000 attendees, WWDC is being held as a virtual event again due to COVID-19.
WWDC 2022 dates announced
Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing, said in the official announcement:
“At its heart, WWDC has always been a forum to create connection and build community. 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.”
To kickstart the event, Apple will have a keynote where the latest versions of its operating systems and technologies will be announced. The keynote will be followed by a State of the Union presentation, which provides a deeper dive into the new tools and technologies that Apple announces during the keynote.
Alongside specific sessions and labs that cover various new tools and technologies, the rest of the event will feature a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6, which will allow them to watch the keynote and State of the Union sessions in-person. However, space will be limited and attendees will have to apply in advance. Apple will share application details soon on its website.
WWDC 2022 will again feature the Swift Student Challenge which will allow students to participate by creating projects using the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad and Mac. Students can submit their projects between April 5 to April 24. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC22 outerwear, a customized pin set, and a year of Apple Developer Program membership. More details are available on Apple’s Swift Student Challenge website.
It is expected that Apple will announce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9 at the event. We have not yet received many leaked details of what Apple will release in these new updates, but we will keep you updated as we find out more.
— Greg Joswiak (@gregjoz) April 5, 2022