Apple begins notifying the winners of its WWDC22 Swift Student Challenge

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Swift Student Challenge Artwork (Image credit: Apple)

What you need to know

  • Apple has begun to notify winners of its WWDC Swift Student Challenge.
  • Winners will receive a pair of AirPods Pro among other things.
  • WWDC22 will kick off on June 6.

Apple has begun to email winners of its WWDC22 Swift Student Challenge, with some taking to Twitter to share the news of their success.

The Swift Student Challenge was set up to allow people to submit their own Swift Playgrounds app project for review. Applicants must meet specific requirements like being in education or a similar setting.

We continue our long-standing support of students around the world who love to code with this year's exciting Swift Student Challenge. Showcase your passion for coding by creating an incredible Swift Playgrounds app project on the topic of your choice. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC22 outerwear, a customized pin set, and one year of membership in the Apple Developer Program.

Some winners have now begun to receive notification that they've been chosen, with a goody bag set to wing its way to them. Inside, they'll find a pair of AirPods pro as well as a year's access to the Apple Developer Program alongside other items. The AirPods Pro are a surprise and were not part of the original copy Apple used when advertising the challenge.

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WWDC proper will kick off on June 6 and run through June 10, with Apple set to announce iOS 16 and other software updates. We also expect to see the first betas made available to developers following the opening keynote on day one, too. Little is known about what that iOS 16 will actually entail, but we can bet it will be the best iPhone software to date. Once Apple irons out those early beta bugs, of course!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.