Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference event will once again be online-only this year, taking place June 6-10, with a limited in-person viewing event being held at Apple Park for a select group of developers and students to experience the opening keynote and more. As is tradition, today the company also opened submissions for the Swift Student Challenge through April 25th.
Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing said:
“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.”
Apple gave a glimpse of what we can look forward to at WWDC 2022:
Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in an online format from June 6 through 10, free for all developers to attend. Building on the success of the past two years of virtual events, WWDC22 will showcase the latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, while giving developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences.
The week-long virtual event is expected to showcase the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS - along with a rejuvenated focus within the home space.
With two virtual WWDC events in the book, Apple adds that this year will add more information sessions, more cutting-edge learning labs, more digital lounges to engage with attendees, and more localized content to make WWDC22 a truly global event. All made available via the Apple Developer app available across iOS, iPadOS, macOS and Apple TV.
Despite the recent success of Apple's 2020 and 2021 virtual World Wide Developer Conference events we still hold out hope for another in-person conference so that we have the opportunity to one-day meet the tvOS engineering team, the global community of Apple TV developers and our friends from around the world. Whilst this year was maybe a year too soon, we are all hopeful for the not-to-distant future.
As always, Screen Times readers can expect our comprehensive week long WWDC coverage from a unique Apple TV perspective - this year with an expanded lineup of podcasts and live discussions.