Faizel Patel
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7 Apr 2022
11:47 am

Apple’s WWDC22 to kick off on 6 June as online event

Faizel Patel

Past events have also seen the launch of the new Mac Pro and HomePod, as well as updated iMacs and iPad Pro.

Past events have seen the launch of the new Mac Pro and HomePod, as well as updated iMacs and iPad Pros. Image: Apple

Apple has announced that it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in an online format from 6-10 June and will be free for all developers to attend.

The company said WWDC22 which is a software event, 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 apps and interactive experiences.

Past events saw major reveals

Past events have seen the launch of the new Mac Pro and HomePod, as well as updated iMacs and iPad Pros.

At Apple’s 2021 conference, it announced the transition of the Mac line-up to its own Arm-based Apple Silicon.

Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing said 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 said in addition to the announcements shared from the keynote and State of the Union presentations, this year’s program will also include more information sessions, learning labs, digital lounges to engage with attendees, and more localized content to make WWDC22 a truly global event.

“In addition to the online conference, Apple will host a special day for developers and students at Apple Park on June 6 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community.”

Support for students

For the third year, Apple will also support students who love to code with the Swift Student Challenge.

Swift Playgrounds is an app for iPad and Mac that makes learning the Swift programming language interactive and fun.

“For this year’s challenge, students from around the world are invited to create a Swift Playgrounds app project on a topic of their choice, and they can submit their work through April 25.”

Apple’s growing global community of more than 30 million developers will also gain insight and access to the technologies and tools to bring their visions into reality.

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