Apple just announced the dates for WWDC 2021. The popular developer conference, which featured several key product announcements, is slated to take place between June 7th and 11th this year.
What important announcements do you think Apple will make at this year’s WWDC? Apple fans are pretty sure that iOS 15 and macOS 12 will almost certainly be featured at this event. Oh, and just like last year, WWDC 2021 is largely expected to be a virtual event thanks to COVID-19.
And as you might have guessed, in this article we summarize all the information related to WWDC 2021.
- WWDC 21 will practically take place from June 7th to 11th, 2021
- Announcement of iOS 15 and MacOS 12 expected
- Swift Student Challenge started
WWDC is set to remain virtual in 2021
On March 30, 2021, Apple announced the dates for this year’s edition of WWDC. And as mentioned in this article, WWDC will take place between June 7th and 11th. The Apple press release announces the dates known for last year’s successful event. For this year’s event, Apple promised “unique insights into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS”.
“We just love bringing our developers together at WWDC each year to learn about our latest technologies and to give them the opportunity to connect with Apple engineers,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president, developer relations and business worldwide – and educational marketing, quoted in the press release.
In addition to the expected keynote announcements, virtual sessions, and 1: 1 labs with technical support staff, Apple says developers can also expect new ways to connect and interact with Apple’s engineers and designers.
iOS 15, macOS 12, what else?
It’s no surprise at all that Apple hasn’t told us again what specifically will be revealed, but chances are good that the new iOS 15 and macOS 12 (for mobile and desktop, respectively) operating systems should grace this year’s edition. Whether the glasses-wearing emoji and the claim “Glow and Behold” should be our first indications of further innovations remains nothing but speculation for the time being.
Perhaps you can share your thoughts and ideas in the comments with what we can expect at WWDC 2021, aside from the successor to iOS 14. New hardware is also out of the question, although hardware presentations don’t take place at the event every year. The last time a new device was introduced was in WWDC 2019 with the Mac Pro.
Programming competition and funding for students
In addition, Apple announced that it had launched a programming competition called the Swift Student Challenge. Until April 18th, students can submit their Swift Playground to the Swift Student Challenge for evaluation. According to Apple, the winners will receive “exclusive WWDC21 clothing and a set of pins”. Please visit the Swift Student Challenge website for more information.
This year, Apple also wants to support the regional economy, which otherwise cannot benefit from an online event. Apple is donating $ 1 million to SJ Aspires as part of the $ 100 Million Racial Justice and Justice Initiative. This is an education and equal opportunity initiative for the city of San Jose, California.
At NextPit we will of course be keeping an eye on the event and will keep you updated on anything relevant in this article both before and during the event. Until then, we are just as excited as you are and look forward to your thoughts on this year’s edition of WWDC 2021 in the comments section.