- Apple’s WWDC 2021 is scheduled for June 7th
- It will be free for developers instead of the usual $1,599 attendance fee
- We can expect Apple to announce next-generation OS updates as well as hardware surprises at the event
Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is confirmed to take place from June 7th till June 11th this year. Like last year, this year also the event will be hosted online and will be free for all developers.
Apple usually announces the next-generation software for its devices including iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. Apple is also now accepting submissions for this year’s Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for young developers to showcase their coding skills. The company will also provide online sessions and labs for developers at this year’s WWDC.
Apple’s Vice President, Susan Prescott said in a statement, “We love bringing our developers together each year at WWDC to learn about our latest technologies and to connect them with Apple engineers,”
In a press statement, Apple said that it is working to make the upcoming WWDC its biggest and the best one yet. The company added that it is offering developers new tools to support them as they create apps that change the way we live, work and play.
WWDC 2021: what to expect
Apple hasn’t revealed what it will announce at the WWDC 2021 event. The brand will share the event information later through the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website and via email.
We can expect Apple to announce the next-generation iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, macOS 12, and tvOS 15. The Cupertino based giant is also tipped to make surprise hardware announcements, just like last year since it announced the Mac lineup’s transition from Intel to the company’s own Silicon processor.
Apple has been long rumoured to launch VR/AR glasses. In fact, the WWDC 2021’s announcement image shows a memoji character’s glasses with a reflection of the calendar date and a laptop in the front. So, the Cupertino based giant could make some sort of announcement on its mixed-reality headset.