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Apple’s WWDC 2022 is almost here: What to expect


The keynote address will take place on June 6th at 8:00 a.m.

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On Monday, June 6, the Apple WWDC 2022 developer conference kicks underway, and it promises to give Apple fans around the world a tantalising taste of what’s in store for them in the years to come. We’re anticipating the release of iOS 16, macOS 13, and other significant improvements for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, Watch, and Mac lineup.

When these changes are officially revealed on June 6(opens in new tab), TechRadar will be there to cover the event live and bring you all the latest information as it breaks. However, WWDC(opens in new tab) will be largely remote this year, after a one-day event where developers can watch the keynote and speak with Apple officials, as it was the previous two years.


Unlike Google, Apple did not cancel its WWDC conference in 2020 due to the epidemic, but rather changed it into a completely online event. A mix of remote and in-person events, like Google IO this year, was expected, but Apple is sensibly being cautious for 2022.

The presentation, which begins at 10 a.m. PDT / 6 p.m. GMT on June 6 and is free to watch online, is expected to be opened by Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Even though we won’t know for sure until Apple’s June 6 keynote what the business plans to show off, we can still speculate on what we hope and anticipate to see from the firm. Predicting Apple’s software and hardware portfolio for WWDC 2022, we explain how the virtual event works.


Cut to the chase

  • What is it? Apple’s yearly developer conference
  • When is it? June 6 – June 10, 2022
  • How can I register / how much does it cost? Free for everyone to watch throughout the week.
  • How can I watch the keynote? We’ve got your complete guide right here.

Latest WWDC news (updated June 3)

App resizing and shifting may be possible with iPadOS 16’s floating and windowed apps, according to reports.

On June 3, we can look forward to the release of Watch OS 9, but what will it include? A lot more fitness features would be nice.

The iPhone 14 Max has been confirmed by leaked images, and it appears to be a great addition to the company’s lineup.


There’s a chance that the iPhone 14 won’t ship until June 2nd because of supply chain concerns linked to the pandemic. Does that pose any issues? Delays may influence your decision to purchase a new iPhone.

30 May: An Apple AR/VR headset will most likely not be unveiled at WWDC 2022, but it is expected to appear at some point. So, here’s why:

What are the WWDC 2022 dates?

This year’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference will run from June 6 to June 10th. For the past few years, Apple has held its five-day WWDC conference in June, so it was not a surprise to see it at this time.


The keynote, which begins at 10 a.m. PDT / 6 p.m. GMT on June 6, will be available to watch online for free. One of the multicoloured shapes on the invitation (shown above) is wearing glasses, which could be a hint to Apple’s much-discussed augmented reality spectacles. In a nod to Apple’s Swift programming language, the text on the invitation says “Swiftly approaching.” This is a fitting allusion for a developer conference.

How will WWDC 2022 work?

You used to be able to purchase a pass to attend Apple’s Monday morning keynote, as well as various events for professionals and amateurs that were organised around the event by Apple aficionados.

Virtual and free WWDCs are expected to return this year, with Apple disclosing more specifics as the event approaches, most likely through its WWDC app.


As in past years, some WWDC 2022 sessions will be made available to the general public and can be rewatched at any time. If you want to attend some of the other events, you’ll need to make a reservation in advance owing to the high demand.

A Look Ahead to the WWDC of 2022

What Tim Cook, Craig Federighi, and other Apple execs will talk at the WWDC 2022 keynote on June 6 is based on Apple’s annual product and software calender, as well as all the leaks and rumours we’ve heard about. A few notables are as follows:

iOS 16

At WWDC, Apple is expected to unveil iOS 16, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone. You can usually expect to see a developer preview and a public beta within a month of each other.


While we’ve expressed our desire for better customization choices and a dedicated app to manage our AirTags, AirPods, and other accessories, it appears that iOS 2022 will be a maintenance year.

(Image credit: Angelo Libero Designs)

iOS 16 could benefit from a focus on making the software lighter and faster, especially with reports circulating that the iPhone 14 Pro will feature a variety of new styles.

iOS 16 is expected to have a substantial design overhaul, although it’s not yet clear what this will look like.


macOS 13

Apple has released a new version of its Mac operating system every year since 2012, and we expect the same at WWDC.

To continue the pattern of naming previous versions of macOS after Californian landmarks, the next release will be called macOS 13. Apple trademarked the term ‘Mammoth,’ along with Monterey, at the beginning of 2021, so we’re betting on that for this year’s version.

Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS, leads the pack in terms of functionality, with dark mode and a new appearance being added to macOS Big Sur a year after iOS did. Even though it has been available on iOS since 2019, Shortcuts arrived in 2021.


Our expectations are the same: widgets will be moved to your Mac desktop rather than a sidebar, as well as the great Weather app from iOS 15 making its way to macOS 13.

‘M2’ Apple Silicon

At Apple’s March event, a new M1 model was unveiled, the M1 Ultra, which can be utilised with its Mac Studio software.

Even while WWDC 2020 served as an official announcement of the company’s intention to transition away from Intel chips in favour of Apple Silicon, the M2 appears to be a foregone conclusion.


The battery life and the number of GPU cores on the M2 processor are expected to be improved over the M1’s.

However, whether or not we’ll see the updated MacBook Air at WWDC is still up in the air. It might be based on the upcoming 2021 iMac.

Less likely: Apple VR Headset and iCar

Because WWDC is a developer conference, we don’t anticipate to see any new hardware. The software for its speculated VR/AR headset has a better probability of being shown off instead.


Before the wearable is available to the general public, it may be a good time to show off its capabilities to developers using the reported ‘rOS,’ which might power the device.

Project Titan, Apple’s rumoured automobile project, has been one of the tech giant’s most long-running rumoured projects in recent memory.

At least Apple is spending millions on a car, despite the fact that little else is known about the project. For the time being, it appears that Apple will not openly recognise this initiative until the end of the decade.


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