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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, is back and set to kick off on June 5th. The event will run from June 5th through June 9th in an online format. However, the company will offer an in-person experience at Apple Park on the first day of the show. According to Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of worldwide developer relations, this year’s WWDC will be Apple’s “biggest and most exciting yet.”
Apple has used the show in the past to unveil details on the next versions of its operating systems, such as iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Last year, the company announced iOS 16’s customizable lock screens, its Home app refresh, Stage Manager, the M2 chip, and more.
There are reports that Apple could finally reveal its augmented/virtual reality headset this year, although predictions have been made for the past few years. The event image could be a teaser for headset lenses or even the top half of an eye, but realistically, it more likely represents the rainbow arches on Apple’s campus.
The announcement of new Mac hardware at the event wouldn’t be unprecedented. Apple has been teasing an Apple Silicon Mac Pro for quite a while now, and it would make sense to announce it in front of an audience of professional Mac users. There are also rumors that the company is working on a 15-inch MacBook Air, and a WWDC announcement would make sense, considering that a new 13-inch model was announced at last year’s event.
WWDC is an event that developers and Apple enthusiasts alike eagerly anticipate each year. The online format last year was a success, allowing developers worldwide to participate without the limitations of physical space. This year’s online format will be no different, offering attendees the opportunity to interact with Apple engineers, participate in technical sessions, and learn about new and exciting developments in the Apple ecosystem.
As always, WWDC promises to be a fantastic event full of exciting announcements and new product reveals. Whether you’re a developer or just a fan of all things Apple, be sure to mark your calendars for June 5th and tune in to catch all the action live.