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The Apple Developer app now supports lab signups, more ahead of WWDC21

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Apple Developer Mac Hero (Image credit: Joe Keller / iMore)

What you need to know

  • Apple has updated its Apple Developer app across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and yes, iMessage.
  • The new app lets developers sign up for WWDC labs and more.

The Apple Developer app has been updated to include the option to sign up for WWDC labs and more. The new update is available right now and anyone can get it for free from the App Store.

This new update comes less than a week before Apple's WWDC21 event kicks off, and with this year's event being an online-only affair the Apple Developer app is more important than ever.

The new release includes:

  • You can now get notified about important news, featured stories, and WWDC content.
  • Explore all WWDC21 has to offer, including pavilions, session videos, 1-on-1 labs, Coding & Design Challenges, and more.
  • You can sign up for labs at WWDC21 from directly inside the Developer app, as well as receive notifications about your upcoming appointments.
  • We've fixed bugs and added various other enhancements.

You'll also be able to enjoy new WWDC21-themed iMessage stickers as well.

Apple's WWDC21 event should see new software announcements including iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, macOS 12, and watchOS 8. It's sure to be a biggie and with everything taking place online thanks to COVID-19, we'll all be watching along from home.

One of the better ways to take the opening keynote in will be via that hot new Apple TV 4K, that's for sure. You still have time to get one set up and ready to go, but make sure to check out best Apple TV 4K deals post before placing any orders!

Oliver Haslam
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.