The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place from June 6 to June 10 at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. Apple will conduct the event in an online-only style, similar to last year, with a virtual keynote and developer-focused workshops. WWDC, perhaps one of the most important events on the tech calendar, provides a glimpse into the next improvements to the software that millions of people use. On Monday, June 6, a keynote address will kick off the programme.
On the first day of the conference, Apple normally gives a keynote address to developers. Developers who create apps for Apple’s popular products like the iPhone and Mac are invited to attend conferences like WWDC. The yearly developer conference, on the other hand, is used to provide early access to new software for the iPhone, Mac, Apple Watch, and iPad. As a result, consumers may expect to see iOS 16, iPadOS 16, WatchOS 9, and a new version of macOS by the end of the year. Typically, software introduced at WWDC in June is released in the fall, at the same time as new iPhone and Apple Watch models are released.
Cupertino likes to toss figures to prove how its App Store is the most enticing platform for developers, if you look at the pattern created over previous WWDC presentations. Apple announced last year that it has paid $230 billion in app store fees to developers since 2008. The company also announced that over 600 million people visit its App Store each week from 175 different countries. Apple has recently focused a lot of attention on Indian developers and app creators, indicating the market’s importance to the world’s most valuable tech corporation.The unveiling of Universal Control, which allows customers to use the same mouse and keyboard on a Mac and an iPad, was Apple’s big announcement at last year’s WWDC. After a brief hiatus, the feature recently went live. Through a new software feature called ShareTime, the company also showed FaceTime enhancements, such as how users can share their screens or music.
Apple is expected to launch a new operating system named homeOS in addition to iOS 16 and macOS 13. Apple’s home strategy is still a mystery, and WWDC 2022 could be the stage where Cupertino reveals its plans for the crowded smart home market.
Despite the fact that WWDC is primarily a software conference, Apple has previously utilised the occasion to showcase new hardware. The long-awaited mixed reality (MR) headset will be unveiled at WWDC 2022, which is expected to be a major hardware reveal. According to Bloomberg, the headset is being developed by a big team known as the Technology Development Group. Despite the fact that Apple has never publicly confirmed the existence of the headset, experts and tech insiders believe it will allow Apple to enter a new product category. According to reports, the headset combines virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) into a single device. According to some rumours, it might cost up to $2000, a significant increase above Meta’s $299 Quest VR headset.Apple’s mixed reality headset set the tone for an industry that has yet to see a successful device for experiencing extended reality (XR), which some refer to as a portal to the metaverse.