Apple is ready to host its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) starting June 6, the Cupertino-based tech giant has confirmed. The five-day event begins with a special event keynote and ends on June 10th. For the third consecutive year, Apple’s upcoming developer event will be hosted virtually and streamed live through official channels. Exact details of what Apple is revealing at the event have yet to be officially announced. However, the company is expected to announce next-gen software updates like iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, tvOS 16 and more. Apple will likely unveil updates for HomePod as well as AirPods.
apple on Tuesday divided an invitation to his WWDC 2022 event. The event will take place virtually from June 6th to 10th, participation is free for all developers. “Building on the success of virtual events over the past two years, WWDC22 will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, and give developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking and interactive… Apps create experiences,” Apple said in its blog post.
On the first day of the event, Apple is hosting a special day for developers and students at Apple Park to join the online community to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos. Aside from that, starting April 25, Apple is accepting submissions for this year’s Swift Student Challenge, which gives young developers a chance to showcase their programming skills in the Swift programming language by creating a Swift Playgrounds app project on a topic of their create choice. All details about the sessions at WWDC 2022 can be found on this page side.
WWDC 2022: What to expect
The upcoming WWDC 2022 is expected to provide a glimpse into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Apple announced iOS 15 and macOS 12 at WWDC 2021, and the company is said to be working on iOS 16 (codenamed Sydney) and macOS 13 (codenamed Rome), according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
iOS 16 is rumored to bring redesigned Apple app icons, camera app improvements, interactive widgets, and improved theme options. iPhones introduced after the iPhone 6s will likely get access to the update. The iPadOS 16, on the other hand, is said to add floating app windows alongside new Apple widgets. Apple iPad could get the video editing software programs like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro and Xcode with the iPadOS 16.
Additionally, Apple is expected to announce tvOS 16 and watchOS 9. It will likely unveil new hardware at the event as Apple is reportedly working on an updated Apple Silicon Mac Pro.
A smaller Mac Pro with 40 CPU cores and 128 graphics cores, a new iMac Pro with a large screen, and a new Mac mini model are also said to be in development. Also, Apple is reportedly working on the iPhone 14 series. Apple is expected to integrate the new A16 Bionic SoCs into the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, while the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max are said to feature last year’s A15 Bionic chipset.