US tech giant Apple has revealed that the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference will take place from June 6-10 and will be streamed online.
According to GSM Arena, there will also be in-person attendance, but limited. The keynote will still be pre-recorded, but Apple Park at 1 Infinite Loop in Cupertino will open to a limited number of developers.
The group of developers will be able to attend the keynote in the company of engineers and designers from Apple. The lucky few had to apply via an online form earlier this week, and the company is now sending out invitations.
According to the report, all attendees “must follow Apple’s health and safety protocols,” which means a negative COVID-19 test must be provided. However, masks are optional. Once inside, they will be treated to a tour of the facilities at the new Apple Park development center.
Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS at the upcoming WWDC 2022. The company is reportedly working on iOS 16 and macOS 13. The new version of iOS 16 is expected to bring new app icons for Apple apps, camera app improvements, new widgets and upgraded themes. The update would be available for iPhones launched after iPhone 6s. Meanwhile, iPadOS 16 would bring floating app windows, new widgets, and support for video editing tools like Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, and Xcode.
Recent reports have also indicated that Apple may launch new hardware at the event. The company is reportedly working on a new silicon-powered Apple Mac Pro. The company is likely to unveil this product at WWDC 2022. The new, smaller Mac Pro is expected to feature a 40-core CPU and a 128-core GPU. Alongside this, Apple is also expected to launch a new iMac Pro with a larger scree, as well as a new Mac mini model.