Last month, Apple announced that WWDC 2022 will take place on June 6. Now, the tech giant has announced that a limited number of developers will be able to visit Apple Park and watch the opening keynote at Apple’s headquarters. Additional details for individuals who want to submit an application for the in-person experience were recently revealed.
[Update: Registration is now open. Interested individuals can submit their applications to attend WWDC 2022 in person.]
Apple opening submissions for in-person WWDC 2022 applications soon
Developers looking to be a part of Apple’s in-person WWDC 2022 experience will be able to submit their request to attend from May 9. While the event will still be held online, a small number of eligible developers will soon be able to submit their requesters.
We’re hosting a special all-day experience at Apple Park on June 6 to kick off WWDC22. Gather with others in the developer community to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos alongside Apple engineers and experts, explore the all-new Developer Center, and so much more. We can’t wait to connect in person.
This celebration marks the start of an inspiring week of sessions, labs, and lounges — all online and with more activities than ever.
Developers will be able to submit their requestions to be part of this year’s in-person WWDC 2022 experience from May 9 at 9:00 a.m. PT to May 11 at 9:00 a.m. PT. Selected individuals will be notified of their status on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. PT.
Attending this event is free and open to members of the Apple Developer Program and Apple Developer Enterprise Program. Invitations will be allocated through a random selection process and are non-transferrable.
To ensure the health of everyone at Apple Park, attendees “must follow Apple’s health and safety protocols, which also take into account the latest requirements and guidance from public health authorities regarding COVID-19.” Furthermore, attendees must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test no more than three days prior to the events.
At this point, masks are optional although the tech giant stated that it will provide details on the latest requirements to attendees prior to the in-person WWDC 2022 experience.
It is widely expected that Apple will debut its next major software updates at the upcoming event; iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9. The event will also feature the Swift Student Challenge which will allow students to participate by creating projects using the Swift Playgrounds app for iPad and Mac.
Eligible developers can submit their requests on May 9 here.