While WWDC is being live-streamed, a small number of developers are being invited by Apple to attend a special “all-day” event at Apple Park on June 6th. Apple says, “Gather with others in the developer community to watch the keynote and Platforms State of the Union videos alongside Apple engineers and experts, explore the all-new Developer Center, and so much more. We can’t wait to connect in person.”
Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, begins on May 11th. We should hear a lot about Android 13, the Pixel 6a, and the much-anticipated Google Pixel Watch. It will be Apple’s turn on June 6th, as the WWDC 2022 developer conference begins on that day. WWDC will centre on iOS 16 and its new notification system, as well as the iPhone’s impending post-notch UI, which will debut on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Registered Apple developers can request an invitation from Apple to attend a special all-day event on June 6th at Apple Park – Apple collects requests from developers asking to attend special WWDC viewing party. Registered Apple developers can request an invitation from Apple to attend a special all-day event on June 6th at Apple Park. To get a shot at an invitation, you can submit a request from Apple while visiting the company’s developer app or website before Wednesday, May 11th, at 9 am Pacific/noon Eastern. Apple will inform those who asked for an invite about their status by this Thursday, May 12th. Keep in mind that if you do get an invitation to attend WWDC in person, you will have to follow Apple’s health and safety protocols which take into account the latest suggestions from public health authorities regarding COVID-19.
Apple adds, “This celebration marks the start of an inspiring week of sessions, labs, and lounges — all online and with more activities than ever.” WWDC 2022 is free and open for members of the Apple Developer Program, the Apple Developer Enterprise Program, and 2022 Swift Student Challenge applicants to attend. Apple will offer non-transferrable invitations through a random selection process.
If you’re hoping to receive one of these special invitations, you’ll have to provide Apple with proof of a negative COVID test no longer than three days before the June 6th event. While masks currently are optional, Apple will distribute the latest requirements to attendees prior to the event. The June 6th special event will last all day and developers will be allowed to visit the new Developer Center that Apple has been building on the Apple Park campus.