Apple announced Tuesday, April 5 that they will host their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in an online-only format scheduled from June 6 to 10 this year, and the said event is free for all developers to attend.
For the third year in a row, the WWDC will take place online as a response to the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a newsroom post, the tech giant will showcase in WWDC22 the latest innovations in iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, while giving developers access to Apple engineers and technologies to learn how to create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences.
Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing Susan Prescott said, “At its heart, 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 products are considered a part of users’ daily lives, as helpful tools to create, learn and connect. At WWDC22, Apple’s growing global community of over 30 million developers shall gain knowledge and access to the tools and technologies to bring their visions into reality. This year’s program shall also include more cutting-edge learning labs, more information sessions, more digital lounges to engage with attendees, and more localized content to make WWDC22 a truly global event.
Apple is proud to nurture and support the next generation of developers via its yearly WWDC student program.
Running on its third year already, Apple will also support students who love to code with the Swift Student Challenge. Swift Playgrounds is an innovative app for iPad and Mac that makes learning the Swift programming language fun and interactive. For this year’s challenge, students from all over 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.