Apple announced on Tuesday its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place in an online format again, from June 6 through 10, free for all developers to attend.
Apple says it will preview its latest innovations in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, plus again give developers access to the company’s engineers.
“At its heart, WWDC has always been a forum to create connection and build community,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing, in a statement. “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 says it now has over 30 million developers and WWDC will offer them chances to “learn, create and connect.” WWDC22 will include the opening keynote, State of the Union presentations, plus more information sessions, learning labs, digital lounges and localized content.
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The company says a special day will host developers and students at Apple Park on June 6 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together.
The Swift Student Challenge will also return for the third year, open to all students globally, to submit an app on top of their choice by April 25.
“Apple is proud to support and nurture the next generation of developers through its annual WWDC student program. Over the past three decades, many thousands of students have sharpened their skills and connected with other coders of all ages. They have gone on to nurture long and successful careers in technology, found venture-backed startups, and create nonprofits focused on using technology to build a better future,” said the company.