Apple said it will host its annual developers’ conference in an online format on June 5-9, where the iPhone maker is expected to unveil its latest software updates.
Analysts will also look for hints from Apple about the much-anticipated mixed-reality headset that can overlay digital objects on a view of the real world. For new devices, Apple sometimes gives developers a heads-up so they can start working on apps.
Prior to 2020, Apple hosted the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Jose, California, with thousands of developers and Apple employees in attendance.
Apple moved the event completely online for the first time in June 2020 due to the corona virus outbreak and has since been held in the same format.
The company said it will host developers and students at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California on June 5 to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos along with the online attendees. This will be a free event for developers.
Space for this in-person event will be limited, and details on how to apply to attend can be found on the Apple Developer site and app.
At last year’s conference, Apple laid out plans to more deeply integrate its software into the core driving systems of cars and rolled out a slew of features for payments and business collaboration as well as a pair of new laptops.
WWDC23 is an opportunity to support student developers through the Swift Student Challenge, one of many Apple programs that seek to elevate developers and learners of all ages who love to code. With the help of Swift Playgrounds — an app for iPad and Mac that makes learning the Swift programming language interactive and fun — students from around the world are invited to create an app playground on a topic of their choice.
Submissions for this year’s challenge are open, and students can submit their work through April 19 after visiting the Swift Student Challenge website.
Apple will share additional conference information in advance of WWDC23 through the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website.