Apple has officially announced WWDC 2021 with the “Glow and Behold” tagline. This year, the conference will take place entirely from June 7 to June 11. At WWDC 2021, Apple is likely to unveil the future of software platforms, including iOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8 and more.
This marks the second year in a row that Apple is holding a virtual worldwide developer conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will be free for all developers.
WWDC 2021 details
Last year, the virtual WWDC was hailed for helping to make the conference more inclusive for all, especially considering the costs typically associated with traveling to San Jose, California for the conference. Tim Cook spied that WWDC 2020 drew 22 million viewers across all Apple feeds. Apple was able to put together 72 hours of video content for developers and hold 4,500 person-to-person labs.
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Apple says that WWDC 2021 “will offer unique insights into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.”
Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of developer relations, added in a press release:
“We love bringing our developers together every year at WWDC to learn about our latest technologies and to connect them with Apple engineers. We’re working to make WWDC21 our biggest and best yet, and are excited to offer Apple developers new tools to support them as they create apps that change the way we live, work and play. ”
Apple says WWDC 2021 will include keynote and State of the Union events, online sessions, 1: 1 developer labs, and new ways for developers to interact with Apple engineers and designers.
Apple also says that although WWDC will take place practically this year, it commits $ 1 million to SJ Aspires, an education and equity initiative launched by the city of San José.
What to expect at WWDC this year
As usual, we expect Apple to focus heavily on its WWDC software platforms this year. This will probably include the announcement of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS 12 and tvOS 15. The company will also likely release developer beta of these new operating systems as well.
This year, it is also possible that WWDC includes new hardware announcements aimed at developers. In particular, the company is in the process of transferring the Mac series to Apple Silicon processors, and rumors suggest that new iMacs, MacBook Pros and more are on the way.
It is also rumored that Apple will develop a mixed reality headset that may come as soon as 2022, and it is possible that Apple teases this product WWDC this year, given that it needs developers to create apps and games for the headset. Apple will share additional application information in advance of WWDC21 through the Apple Developer app, on the Apple Developer website and via email.
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