WWDC 2022: When and Where is set to take place and more details
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference is one of the company’s major events, bringing together developers from all around the world to learn about the company’s next software updates for its devices. Here’s everything you need to know about WWDC 2022, from the keynote to the virtual event.
When is WWDC 2022?
Apple confirmed WWDC 2022 will be held June 6-10, 2022. iOS 16, macOS 13, and potentially the Mac Pro — it was teased at Apple’s March 2022 event – would be officially announced at a keynote on the first day of the conference, June 6. Apple’s WWDC keynote usually begins at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT. Based on that, below are the timings in various timezones:
- 6 June at 10 am PDT – West Coast US
- 6 June at 1 pm EDT – East Coast US
- 6 June at 6 pm BST – UK
- 6 June at 7 pm CEST – Europe
- 7 June at 3 am ACT – Australia
Where will WWDC 2022 take place?
Apple has historically held WWDC in San Jose, California, but the epidemic has forced Apple to move WWDC 2022 online solely. The keynote and all developer sessions will be live-streamed, as in previous years, but only to paid developers.
In addition, Apple has hinted that a limited number of developers and students would be allowed to see the keynote and State of Union movies at Apple Park on the day. Though not verified, it’s anticipated that all registered developers would have free access to the week-long conference, unlike the in-person WWDC events, where tickets cost up to $1,599 via a lottery system.
What will Apple announce at WWDC 2022?
What will Apple announce during its first keynote at WWDC 2022? Apple is known for showcasing major changes to its operating systems, but we may see hardware announcements this year.
While rumors imply a minor update this time around, there are a few exciting features speculated to emerge in the next big iPhone software release. This contains updated app icons, similar to the iOS 15 Maps and Weather app updates. Many will be excited by the advent of interactive widgets, with media controls and timers.
Like iOS 16, iPadOS 16 will very probably debut at WWDC 2022, with updated app icons and interactive widgets, but with a few more tricks for iPad users. One of the significant changes in iPadOS 16 is the ability to run Mac M1-native apps on M1 iPads like the iPad Pro and iPad Air.
According to whispers, iPadOS will get floating app windows when connected to a keyboard and trackpad (like Apple’s Magic Keyboard). That’s how desktop operating systems like macOS and Windows work. It’s unclear whether it’ll be in iPadOS 16 or later, but it’s still interesting.
macOS 13, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9
Unlike iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, there have been no significant leaks or rumors about the forthcoming Mac, Apple TV, or Apple Watch software.