Apple has announced dates for its upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). It will be an online-only event starting on June 7 till June 11, spanning over four days; the Cupertino giant is expected to announce subsequent iterations of its operating system, including iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.
Like every other previous year, we can expect Apple to announce new builds for the iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, and maybe also get to know about Apple’s plan for its in-house M series chipsets.
“We are 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,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations and Enterprise and Education Marketing.
Apple will be providing the required information and tools to its worldwide developer community consisting of more than 28 million developers with the needed information and tools to shape up their ideas into reality.
WWDC ’21 will have announcements from the keynote and State of the Union stages along with online sessions and 1:1 labs offering technical guidance and new ways for developers to communicate with Apple engineers and designers.
Moreover, Apple has started Swift Student Challenge, under which students will have to create an interactive scene no longer than 3 minutes in the Swift Playground. The deadline for the same is April 18, after which Submissions will be judged on: Technical accomplishment, Creativity of ideas, and Content of written responses. The winners will receive exclusive WWDC21 outerwear and a pin set.
Last year, Apple went with a virtual WWDC due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s going to be online again since the situation out there isn’t helping much. Although WWDC had been a boom to the local economy of San Jose now due to the conference being online, it’s not going to much helpful to the locals. So, Apple has decided to commit $1 million to SJ Aspires, an education and equity initiative founded by the City of San Jose, as a part of its $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative.
WWDC 2021 – What To Expect?
Last year was all about Apple’s first in-house Mac chips, and this year it could be a nod to Apple’s upcoming AR plans. Well, WWDC hasn’t been about hardware, but we could expect one since Apple has announced few hardware products in the previous editions. Nevertheless, Apple will be announcing the upcoming versions iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS.