Apple WWDC 2021 scheduled for June 7, going virtual for the second time

Apple WWDC 2021

Apple has just announced its annual WWDC conference for the year 2021. For those who’re unaware, WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference where the company reveals everything software. The event primarily targets developers allowing them to meet Apple engineers. Just like last year, Apple WWDC 2021 is going entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Cupertino-based iPhone maker has now published the official webpage for the event. The WWDC 2021 will start on June 7 through June 11. The tagline for the WWDC 2021 is “Glow and Beyond”.

Apple WWDC 2021: new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS and more!

  • iOS 15
  • iPadOS 15
  • macOS 12
  • watchOS 8
  • tvOS 15

At the virtual WWDC 2021 event, we’re expecting Apple to reveal its next iterations of the software. We should expect to see about iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8, and of course, tvOS 15. Apple should also release the developer betas for all these new up-and-coming operating systems. Since the event is going virtual, we’re expecting it to be free for fall developers.

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Just like last time around, the developers from across the globe would be tuning in to witness the reveal. The developers would be able to engage with Apple engineers via one-on-one lab appointments and engineering sessions. Alternatively, one could also engage with engineers via Apple Developer Forums. All of these would be completely free.

Apart from working on multiple software, Apple is reportedly working on new versions of the iMac and MacBook Pro. Furthermore, the company is planning to make a switch to its own line of silicon processors. It would be interesting to see whether we would hear about any of these in the coming WWDC 2021 conference.

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On the other hand, Apple is also rumored to be working on the mixed-reality headset that is expected to launch in 2022. There’s a fair chance that the company might tease the product in the coming event. With that said, these should be taken with a pinch of salt because Apple is generally known for sticking to the software aspect in its WWDC conferences.

The event might see more attraction this time around!

The previous iteration of Apple WWDC was quite a successful event and the primary reason behind it could be the fact that it was held virtual. Since the event was free, Apple managed to attract 22 million viewers across all the platforms. In fact, the company was able to showcase 72 hours of video content to the developers. Apple also held 4,500 person-to-person labs.

Since the 2021 iteration would be modeled after 2020 one, we’re expecting the event to exceed the base expectations.

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