WWDC 22: A Preview Of The Apple Event

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The 2022 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is almost upon us! Apple is the largest Information Technology company in the world so any kind of news from the organisation is always eagerly anticipated. The WWDC showcases new software and technologies for the various devices in the Apple family. It also allows third-party software developers to see what is coming up. Like the previous two years, the event will be held online due to continuing concerns around Covid-19.

When is WWDC 2022?

This year’s event takes its regular place in the calendar, across a week in June, beginning on Monday 7th and lasting until Friday 10th.

WWDC Opening Day Events

The first day of WWDC is when most of the excitement will come as it includes Apple’s keynote address, by CEO Tim Cook. Cook’s presentation will be at 10:00 am Pacific Time. (1 pm Eastern time, 6 pm in the UK, 7 pm in Europe, 3 am Tuesday in Australia!) There is good news if you want to watch it live. The speech will be streamed on various platforms; Apple.com, the Apple developer app, the Apple TV app and YouTube.

CEO Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook will deliver the keynote address

At 1 pm Pacific Time will be the Platforms State Of The Union. This is a more in-depth look at new tech across Apple’s software platforms. You can watch this on the Apple developer website and Apple developer app.

Four hours later, at 5 pm Pacific Time are the Apple Design Awards. These will also be streamed on the Apple Developer website and Developer App. The awards recognise the art, craft, creativity and technical expertise that Apple developers bring to their work.

What To Expect From Apples WWDC 2022 Event

A staple of any WWDC is unveiling upcoming changes and new features to Apple’s various operating systems. This means updates on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. You’ll have to wait for the event for specifics but expect things like redesigned icons and new interactivity.

Apple could use the event to announce the M2, the next evolution of Apple’s high-efficiency, low-power processor. Whilst WWDC is not often the source of major announcements around hardware, this could segway nicely into news on new Macs, with suggestions that a new MacBook Air and MacPro are on the way soon.

Apple VR headset
WWDC could see news of Apple’s VR headset

Lastly, there is much speculation that Apple could share news of a VR headset; get ready for realityOS! It is likely we’ll see some hardware news at WWDC 2022 which would allow developers time to work on software before an expected launch at the end of the year or in early 2023.

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