Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) will still be taking place this year but, in deference to the fact that it’s not a grand idea to gather in numbers, it’s all going to be online. Which means that the event will once again be free to all Apple developers (and anyone else viewing the stream on YouTube — like Stuff).
What to do at WWDC
There is some speculation that the company will be unveiling its AR or VR tech at the event, based mostly on the teaser image above. Which isn’t out of the question — Apple has used the event for hardware reveals in the past. Last year’s shift away from Intel’s processors was first detailed at WWDC, so augmented reality or virtual reality tech showing its face is a thing that may happen. Or… it may not.
More likely are details concerning all of the company’s operating systems: iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. We’re not really sure they need to separate everything like that but hey, they can do what they like. They’re Apple.
The event isn’t substantially changed from how it usually is. There’s the keynote, which we’re most interested in, as well as “…State of the Union stages, online sessions, 1:1 labs offering technical guidance, and new ways for developers to interact with Apple engineers and designers to learn about the latest frameworks and technologies.” It’s a good time to be an Apple developer on a budget.