April 6 2022 8:45 PM
The rumors suggest that the next WWDC will take place on Monday, June 6, and throughout the week ending on June 10. Well, the stories were true. There was also speculation that an in-person event could draw a large crowd like the good old days. You remember the days when individuals could gather and enjoy a live Apple presentation, hearing the crowd cheer when an exciting piece of hardware is announced or a software feature we've been begging Apple to release. It seems Apple wants to play it safe and conduct a virtual event and invite a smaller, more intimate crowd of special guests to witness the first day of the event.
WWDC is more of a developer-focused software event. Apple will use this event to showcase the new software they've been working on for all platforms. There were no software rumors that leaked throughout the year, which is odd. So, we don't know what to expect regarding the new iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16. Read below what Apple states we will see at WWDC 2022:
"Apple today announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in an online format from June 6 through 10, free for all developers to attend. Building on the success of the past two years of virtual events, 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 create groundbreaking apps and interactive experiences."
The lucky small group of individuals to attend in person will need to apply soon because space is limited. This group will have the opportunity to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos together, along with the online community.
What to expect? Besides the new software, Apple is rumored to complete the transition to Apple silicon and release the new Mac Pro with a more powerful chipset than the M1 Ultra. Mark Gurman of Bloomberg reports that we could see the next round of Apple Silicon, the M2 chips. What do you expect to see at WWDC? What software features are you hoping Apple will adopt in each platform? Will we see any significant changes to the software updates or minor bug and stability fixes?