Apple has announced that its developer conference, known as WWDC, will kick off on June 5.
The entire event will run from June 5 to June 9 in an online format, but like last year, the first day of the show will be an in-person experience at Apple Park in California. Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of worldwide developer relations, says that this year’s WWDC is going to be the “biggest and most exciting yet.”
Traditionally, Apple uses the event to share details about the next versions of its operating systems, such as iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and (sometimes) tvOS. Last year, the company used the keynote to announce iOS 16’s customizable lock screens, a refresh of the Home app, Stage Manager, the M2 chip, and more.
Rumor has it that this could finally be the year the company unveils its augmented/virtual reality headset. It seems possible that Apple is alluding to the headset’s lenses with its event image, which also resembles the top half of an eye – but in fact the image most likely represents the rainbow arches on Apple’s campus.
It also wouldn’t be surprising if Apple announced new Mac hardware at the event. There have also been rumors that they were working on a 15-inch MacBook Air, whose debut at WWDC would make sense given that a new 13-inch model was presented at last year’s event.
Whatever Apple has in store, we now know exactly how long it will take until we hear about it.