Apple’s 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference will take place 6 to 10 June in an all-online format

The tech giant will also be running the Swift Student Challenge for the third year.

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Apple has confirmed that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held from 6 June through 10 June, in an all-online format.

For those who are unaware, WWDC is Apple’s annual developer-focused event where developers can attend sessions and meet with Apple engineers. Much like WWDC 2020 and WWDC 2021, this year’s WWDC will remain as a free-for-all, virtual-only event with no physical attendance due to the pandemic.

WWDC22 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 develop groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences.

Apple says that this year’s program will include additional information sessions, more cutting-edge learning labs, more digital lounges to engage with attendees, and more localised content in a bid to make WWDC22 “a truly global event”.

The event will stream on Apple’s website, under the Events tab and likely on other platforms such as YouTube as well.

Apart from the online conference, the tech giant will also be hosting a special day for developers and students at the Apple Park campus on 6 June to watch the WWDC keynote and State of the Union videos together. This will be an invite-only event with limited spaces, and details about how to apply to attend will be provided soon.

Apple will also host the Swift Student Challenge for the third year. This time, students from around the world are invited to create a Swift Playgrounds app project on a topic of their choice and submit it by 25 April. Winners will receive one free year of membership to the Apple Developer Program, as well as “exclusive WWDC22 outerwear and a customised pin set.”

More information is available on the Swift Student Challenge website.

As per past WWDC events, we can almost certainly expect Apple to introduce new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS on the first day of WWDC22. New hardware could also debut at this year’s event since the Cupertino giant has been working on an updated Apple Silicon Mac Pro, a new version of the MacBook Air, and more.