WWDC 2022 has already been scheduled by Apple. This week’s developer conference begins in less than two weeks, and the company wants to make sure you don’t miss the keynote address.
The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference takes place this year from June 6 to June 10 in San Jose, California. This year’s WWDC will kick off at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT/6 pm GMT with the opening day keynote, as it has in the past.
For the 2022 WWDC keynote, Apple has sent out a reminder with a logo that might hint at what to expect. Above the words “Swiftly Approaching,” an allusion to the programming language used by Apple for its various software platforms, is a silhouette of five people dressed in traditional Apple logo colours.
WWDC keynote: What Apple could announce
WWDC’s focus on helping developers build apps for Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches would be reinforced if Swift was given a nod. WWDC is primarily a developer conference. Even if you’ve never written a single line of code, there are still plenty of announcements that could come out of the show that will be of interest to you.
There should be a preview of all of Apple’s software updates, for example. All of Apple’s operating systems are included in this. In the weeks following the conclusion of WWDC, Apple releases public betas of the latest versions of those various software platforms.
We can expect to see iOS 16, for example, and watchOS 9 at the keynote. The iPhone 14 and Apple Watch 8 are likely to be kept under wraps, but we’ll get a glimpse at some of the features they’ll include.
Some Apple fans believe the company will unveil a new MacBook Air in 2022. Considering that the MacBook Air is expected to be powered by Apple’s new M2 chipset, launching the laptop at a developer event could make sense. This would give Apple the opportunity to talk about the progress towards Apple Silicon powering every Mac laptop and desktop. The prospect of a Mac Power with an Apple-designed chip is also possible.
There have been rumours circulating that Apple is working on an AR/VR headset, but it isn’t clear when that product will be released. According to some leaks, Apple is planning to speak more extensively about its plans for mixed reality, which would give developers more time to create apps for Apple’s headset. This would give the headset the same boost that third-party apps gave the iPhone a decade ago.
How you can watch the WWDC keynote
Announcing how you can watch the keynote was the only thing missing from Apple’s WWDC keynote reminder. Considering that this year’s WWDC will be streamed online only due to Covid concerns, Apple is likely to provide a live stream of the event.
It is possible to watch live streams of recent Apple events from the built-in TV app on the Apple TV, which has a built-in YouTube app.
The WWDC keynote will be announced in advance on June 6th, so stay tuned for more information from Apple.