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Apple WWDC 2021 will be online-only event, happening from June 7 to 11

By Kenny Yeo - on 4 Apr 2021, 10:26am

Apple WWDC 2021 will be online-only event, happening from June 7 to 11

Note: This article was first published on 30 Mar 2021.

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Since the pandemic is showing no signs of going anywhere, Apple has just announced that 2021's edition of WWDC will continue to be an all-online affair, just like last year.

WWDC21 will take place from June 7 to 11 and will offer developers "unique insight into the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS."

Similar to WWDC last year, this year's conference will include announcements from the keynote, online sessions, and 1 to 1 labs.

In conjunction with WWDC21, Apple is also holding a Swift Student Challenge. All students need to do is to create a Swift playground on a topic of their choice. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC21 swag including outwear and a customised pin set. 

To take part in the Swift Student Challenge, click here.

And to support the local economy even while WWDC21 is hosted online, Apple will be comitting US$1 million to SJ Aspires, an education and equity initiative launched by the City of San José that focuses on helping youth in underserved neighbourhoods.

Apple is expected to unveil new versionf of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS at WWDC21. 

New hardware remains a question mark as WWDC is usually reserved for software updates. That said, they did unveil the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR at 2019's event. Furthermore, new Macs powered by Apple Silicon are almost definitely going to be unveiled this year. Incidentally, that was the last physical WWDC Apple held.

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