Apple has officially announced that its WWDC Developers Conference will take place from Monday, June 6th through Friday, June 10th. Apple says that it will stream the event including the keynote held on the opening day. It is then that Apple usually discusses its upcoming software releases. This means that we should hear all about iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and more.
WWDC 2022 to run from Monday, June 6th to Friday, June 10th
Besides getting an early peek at the new iterations of Apple’s operating systems, during the rest of the week developers get to virtually attend meetings with Apple personnel teaching them tricks and giving them tips on how to build better apps.
On the opening day of the conference, June 6th, some students and developers will be invited to watch the keynote and the State of the Union videos together at Apple Park. Further information on how to apply for one of these limited tickets will soon be announced by Apple.
Google used to release an app in the Play Store every year allowing those not-attending the event to stream some of the festivities for free. But now that Google is once again not allowing developers to attend I/O live, the app plays a significant role for developers just as it did last year when the conference was held virtually. In 2020, Google cancelled its developer conference due to Covid.
Apple and Google could return to holding live Developer Conferences as soon as next year
While some iOS and Android developers will miss the camaraderie and networking opportunities that a live event offers, others are happy to have the chance to view it without having to spend the money on tickets, travel and lodging. Barring another widespread outbreak of Covid, there probably is a good chance that both Apple and Google return to holding their developer conferences live in front of a paid audience next year.
Apple says, “Wherever you watch from, get ready for a fantastic WWDC.”