Apple today confirmed that the 32nd annual Worldwide Developers Conference will once again be a digital event without a personal gathering due to the ongoing public health crisis. As with last year’s event, WWDC 2021 will be held online from June 7 to 11.
Prior to 2020, Apple hosted the WWDC at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, but at present it is not safe for companies to hold large public events.
WWDC 2021 will be free for all developers, with no $ 1,599 entry fee charged. Apple will offer sessions and labs for developers to learn about the new features that will be introduced at the event, plus it will be a traditional Swift Student Challenge. Developer sessions and information will be available on the Apple Developer website or the dedicated Apple Developer app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Now until April 18, students can submit their Swift playground to the Swift Student Challenge. The winners will receive exclusive WWDC21 outerwear and a needle set. More information is available on the Swift Student Challenge website.
We expect Apple to have an online main tone for unveiling new software, including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8. It is not known if Apple will unveil new hardware in June, but there are new Apple- silicon Macs. on the horizon.
Apple says it will share additional information ahead of WWDC 2021 via the Apple Developer app, on the Apple Developer website and via email.