Apple announces virtual WWDC 2021

Apple has officially announced WWDC 2021. The conference will take place virtually for the second year running, between 7th and 11th June. New software announcements and developer releases are expected.

WWDC 2021 will include the keynote, online sessions, one-to-one labs and “new ways” for developers to interact with Apple developers and engineers to learn new skills. Apple has also confirmed this year’s Swift Student Challenge, which invites budding developers to create a three-minute scene in Swift Playgrounds.

Apple is expected to announce iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 alongside updates to its developer tools, including Xcode. Previous rumors suggested that the Pro apps, like Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, could be completely overhauled this year along with new apps for iPad.

WWDC may also include new hardware announcements, with a redesigned iMac on the cards. In 2019, Apple revealed the Mac Pro at WWDC, while last year, Apple Silicon was announced for the first time, although the transition didn’t begin until late 2020 with a new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini.

Apple TLD will continue to report on the latest news leading up to the event and during it. We’ve launched a dedicated WWDC 2021 page for official announcements – no leaks – only.

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