WWDC 2021

FIRSTLY At a Glance

  • WWDC is Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference where developers can attend sessions and meet with Apple engineers. Apple’s 2021 event was held entirely online June 7–21

Announcements

  • iOS 15
  • iPadOS 15
  • macOS Monterey
  • watchOS 8
  • tvOS 15

2021 Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple’s 32nd Worldwide Developers Conference was a digital-only event for the second year in a row, with no physical gathering in California due to the ongoing global health crisis.

The virtual WWDC event kicked off on June 7, and it was free for everyone. The online event gave developers around the world access to future versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, as well as the opportunity to engage with Apple engineers through sessions and labs.

Apple’s keynote event took place on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The event was streamed directly from Apple Park and can be replayed on Apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website, the Apple TV app on the Apple TV, or YouTube.

Apple provided a full digital WWDC experience with online keynote, a Platforms State of the Union for developers, technical and design-focused engineering sessions, Apple Developer Forums with Apple engineer participation, and one-on-one developer labs. Apple also hosted its annual Swift Student Challenge, with winners receiving WWDC-themed outerwear, pins, and a one-year membership to the Apple Developer Program.

Engineering sessions and videos can be viewed on the Apple Developer website or in the Apple Developer app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

Apple’s WWDC keynote event saw the introduction of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15, all of which have exciting new features that will make the Apple ecosystem better than ever. For those that did not get a chance to see the keynote event and don’t want to spend close to two hours watching it later, we’ve condensed everything Apple announced into nine minutes, providing a quick overview of everything notable.

iOS 15

iPadOS 15

macOS Monterey

watchOS 8

tvOS 15

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