What you need to know
- Apple Park is open for press and developers to watch the WWDC22 opening keynote.
- Apple has massive displays up and running, ready to stream the keynote.
- New software is expected to be announced while new hardware is also a possibility.
We're now just minutes away from Apple's WWDC22 event kicking off with the opening keynote and we're now seeing photos of how everything will go down for those present at Apple Park.
With press and select developers in attendance at Apple Park for the WWDC22 opening keynote, some people have started to share photos of the setup Apple has in place to make sure they can watch the stream. That stream will be the same as we're watching at home, but they're doing it in the California sun — they're probably winning!
Developer and press photos shared to Twitter show rows of chairs facing large screens that will be used to display the opening keynote for what is turning into a hybrid WWDC. Apple will be streaming everything online and developer labs are virtual, although some people have been given access to Apple Park for today's get-together.
It’s a beautiful day out and I’m spending it at the park. pic.twitter.com/ibP02SF6O8It’s a beautiful day out and I’m spending it at the park. pic.twitter.com/ibP02SF6O8— Harry McCracken 🇺🇦 (@harrymccracken) June 6, 2022June 6, 2022
Who’s ready for the big day? 🙋♂️ (I’m sitting inside – it’s going to be a great day, but keynote + SOTU in direct sun would be more than I can handle, even with sunscreen!) #WWDC22 pic.twitter.com/c5mXyBvOFnWho’s ready for the big day? 🙋♂️ (I’m sitting inside – it’s going to be a great day, but keynote + SOTU in direct sun would be more than I can handle, even with sunscreen!) #WWDC22 pic.twitter.com/c5mXyBvOFn— Paul Hudson (@twostraws) June 6, 2022June 6, 2022
Apple is expected to announce iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 during the opening keynote while it seems increasingly likely that we will see a new MacBook Air, too. That machine is thought to pack next generation Apple silicon, while the external design will look more like the current 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro than the current 2020 model.
Expectations are high, as ever, with iOS 16 likely to pave the way for the arrival of iPhone 14 later this year. Talk of a new always-on iPhone 14 Pro display could be backed up by new iOS 16 features today, for example.
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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.
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