WWDC 2022: when will it be, where to follow and what to expect from the Apple conference

WWDC 2022: when will it be, where to follow and what to expect from the Apple conference

WWDC 2022

Apple has announced the dates of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) of 2022. For the third year in a row the event will be mainly online, it will be possible to follow the presentation for free and in live streaming, even if for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic some lucky developers will be randomly selected by drawing and will be able to be present in the room.

WWDC 2022 will last several days, but the most awaited day is the first, when the opening keynote dedicated to the main Apple news will be held and the video of the 'State of the Union' will be shown, a sort of recap of all the milestones achieved by Apple in the last 12 months.

What is WWDC?

The Apple WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) is a conference held every year in California, at Apple Park in Cupertino. Although the event opens every year with a keynote aimed at the general public, WWDC 2022 stands out from all other Apple conferences because it is primarily reserved for programmers.

During the different days, developers can try out the new versions of Apple software by hand, also accessing laboratories and workshops. It is also very useful for Apple itself, which can receive feedback from industry insiders. Before the pandemic, around 4,000 guests attended the event each year, including developers, engineers and students.

"WWDC has always been first and foremost a forum for creating connections and building a community," commented Susan Prescott. Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing. “In this spirit, WWDC 2022 invites developers from around the world to come together to find out how to bring their best ideas to life and push the boundaries of what's possible. We like to connect and interact with our developers and we hope that every participant will come out of this experience with a new energy. "

Apple has already announced that this edition of WWDC will also include several information sessions, workshops and digital lounges in which to interact with guests. Many of the sessions will be localized in different languages, allowing for global participation.

Part of the WWDC initiatives are aimed at students. For example, also during this edition, Apple organized a Swift Challenge, a programming contest with up for grabs some exclusive gadgets branded with the logo of the bitten apple. Students from the European Union can also participate, as long as they are enrolled in a secondary school or university course with a curriculum dedicated to scientific subjects.

Where and when WWDC 2022 will be held, how to watch live

WWDC 2022 will be held primarily online for the third year in a row, although Apple has announced some limited forms of face-to-face participation for a small number of insiders, students and developers.

In 2020 and 2021 the event was held exclusively online, a change of course necessitated by concerns about the pandemic. The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2022 will be held June 6-10. The opening keynote is expected on Monday 6 June at 7:00 pm Italian.

Apple has announced that, for the first time in two years, it will also set up a big screen at Apple Park, where a group of selected guests - mainly students and developers - will be able to watch the live broadcast together. event.

“On June 6, to kick off WWDC22, we will host a special all-day experience at Apple Park. Gather with fellow developer community members to watch the State of the Union keynote and videos alongside Apple engineers and experts, explore the brand new Developer Center, and more. We can't wait to meet in person. "

Apple says it will be an all-day experience at Apple Park, including the keynote and State of the Union. Developers will also be invited to explore the Developer Center, among other activities. The Apple Park event is free, and all Apple Developer Program and Apple Developer Enterprise Program members can apply to attend. Invitations will be awarded through a random selection process and cannot be transferred.

Applications will be accepted from Monday 9 May at 18:00 until Wednesday 11 May at the same time. The developers will be notified in case of confirmation of participation by Friday, May 12.

For everyone else: no fear. You can follow the WWDC 2022 keynote from the comfort of your home. Apple will stream the conference live on its official website, Apple.com, on the Apple Developer app, on the Apple Developer portal and also on Apple TV and YouTube. In short, you are spoiled for choice.

What to expect from WWDC 2022?

The last two editions have been atypical not only because they were held exclusively online, but also because Apple has decided not to dedicate any space to hardware news, limiting itself to talking about the new versions of its operating systems, or anticipating some news on its future Apple Silicon chips. There is a possibility that this edition will follow the same philosophy as well.

Nonetheless, there are at least a couple of possible candidate products to be presented during the WWDC 2022 keynote: they are the new Mac Pro and the eagerly awaited headset for mixed reality.

According to Mark Gurman, Bloomberg firm notoriously well informed about the behind the scenes of the apple world, Apple has already practically completed the new line of Mac Pro with M2 chip. The journalist anticipates a launch between May and June, therefore perfectly compatible with the WWDC dates. According to some sources, Apple could also show a new version of the Macbook Air. We invite you to take both rumors with the utmost caution, to avoid disappointment.

The latest version of the Mac Pro was presented in 2019, on the occasion of that year's WWDC. It was the latest edition of WWDC to include the presentation of a hardware product.

The same goes for Apple's long-awaited first augmented reality headset. It has been talked about for several years now, and indeed some rumors in the past had indicated the possible presentation stage of the product in the WWDC 2022. We know that this is a high-end product designed for professionals and not for the general public. Also in the past, some rumors had spoken of an atypical launch, claiming that during WWDC 2022 Apple will be limited to presenting the headset, but that the opening of pre-orders will only take place several months later. It could cost over $ 3,000. Is it the right time? Who knows, some more recent rumors spoke of a possible postponement in 2023.

We are therefore moving to less uncertain terrain. During WWDC 2022, Apple will undoubtedly present the new iOS 16, watchOS 9, iPadOS 16, macOS 13 and tvOS 16. The keynote will be used to show the main innovations introduced in the various operating systems and probably in the hours following the presentation, Apple could also release beta versions for developers.

As for the release for the general public, just think that iOS 15 was presented during WWDC 2021, which was also held in June, but the operating system was only released in September, along with the release of the iPhone 13.

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