As we approach May, we near the start of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The event will begin on June 6th and for most it will be attended online. But, as mentioned during its initial announcement, the company will have a limited number of in-person attendees. If you’re a student or developer, you’ll want to mark May 9 on your calendar, as this will be the first day Apple will begin accepting submissions for the opportunity to attend its developer event in person.
Apple will host an all-day event at Apple Park on June 6. The special in-person event will feature a tour of the new Developer Center as well as a party for a pre-recorded keynote. Apple says there will be more at the event but did not elaborate. Of course, in the era of COVID-19, health and safety protocols will be in place.
Apple will start accepting submissions on May 9
Those who have been selected to participate must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test three days prior to the event. Masks will be optional during the event. These requirements are subject to change and Apple will comply with the latest guidelines and requirements from public health officials.
This event is open to those involved in Apple’s Developer and Enterprise Developer Programs. The event will be free of charge and invitations will be randomly selected and sent to eligible participants. If interested, be sure to visit the submissions website. The portal will be open from 9 am on 9th May and will remain open till 9 am on 11th May. Selected people will be informed by 6 PM on 12th May. If not selected, you will be able to enjoy weeks of sessions, labs and more. online.
While it is uncertain what exactly will be announced, there is a chance that Apple will offer iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9 and macOS 13.