Apple to accept in-person WWDC 2022 viewing applications starting next week
Apple has announced today that beginning next week on Monday, May 9, the company will begin to accept applications from members of the Apple Developer Program and Apple Developer Enterprise Program who wish to be considered for a place on the “special all-day experience” at Apple Park on the day of WWDC 2022, which will entail watching the keynote and State of the Union videos alongside Apple engineers and experts, explore the all-new Developer Center, and so much more in-person.
Starting June 6 through June 10, WWDC 2022 is expected to see Apple announce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, the next macOS update, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and more..
The Apple Park event is free and participants will be picked through a lottery system. Submissions will be accepted from Monday, May 9 at 9:00 a.m. through Wednesday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m., with applicants being notified about the status of their submission by Friday, May 12.
We’re hosting a special all-day experience at Apple Park on June 6 to kick off WWDC22. Gather with others in the developer community to watch the keynote and State of the Union videos alongside Apple engineers and experts, explore the all-new Developer Center, and so much more. We can’t wait to connect in person. This celebration marks the start of an inspiring week of sessions, labs, and lounges — all online and with more activities than ever.
Apple says that in order to help ensure the health of everyone at Apple Park, attendees must follow Apple’s health and safety protocols, which also take into account the latest requirements and guidance from public health authorities regarding COVID-19. This includes providing proof of a negative COVID-19 test no more than three days before the event.
What will Apple announce at WWDC 2022?
The main focus at WWDC is on software, with Apple expected to announce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, the next macOS update, watchOS 9, tvOS 16, and more. Previous events have seen Apple unveil new hardware, such as the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR making an appearance in 2019, so there is a possibility Apple may give us a glimpse at new hardware, despite the event being primarily for software.
Apple began the transition away from using Intel chips in the Mac in favor of Apple Silicon in 2020. At the time, Apple said it was starting a 2-year transition period, with only one Mac left to receive the M-series upgrade. With that in mind, we could see Apple announce a new M-powered Mac Pro at WWDC 2022, with the machine either launching at the event or being shown early ahead of a release towards the end of the year.