Apple sets WWDC24 kickoff date for June 10


A black screen with the term
It's official! Put June 10 to 14 in your calendar for WWDC24.
Image: Apple

WWDC24, this year’s big Apple developer conference, will start with a live-streamed event on June 10, the company said Tuesday. During the keynote, Apple undoubtedly will reveal its plans for iOS and its other computing platforms, with a rumored focus on AI.

After the keynote, set to stream for free at 10 a.m. Pacific on June 10, the rest of the week will be filled with prerecorded online sessions that will help developers implement the new features and APIs in their apps.

The conference will take the same format of the mixed online/in-person event Apple utilized the last two years.

WWDC24: Apple’s annual conference takes familiar format

Two more big video screens for the audience inside.
From WWDC22: Developers watch the live-streamed event alongside employees at Apple Park.
Photo: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

Apple has hosted its Worldwide Developers Conference every year since the early ’90s. Although the event focuses on coders who build third-party apps that run on Apple devices, the annual WWDC keynote provides a road map to Cupertino’s plans in coming years.

For around the last 15 years, Apple has showcased major versions of its software at the conference in the summer, then released the updates to everyone in the fall. This cycle gives developers time to implement new system features in their apps before everyone installs the update.

“Free for all developers, WWDC24 will spotlight the latest iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and visionOS advancements,” Apple said, describing this year’s event in today’s press release.

Apple reportedly will bring big AI-powered changes to iOS 18 this year, as well as new options for iPhone Home Screen customization. A Monday tweet from Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing, dropped another clue that artificial intelligence will be on the menu at WWDC24.

Mark your calendars for #WWDC24, June 10-14. It’s going to be Absolutely Incredible!,” Joswiak wrote. (Note the capitalization.)

WWDC24: Giving third-party developers the tools they need

Apple will live-stream the WWDC24 keynote on its website, on YouTube and in the Apple Developer app on June 10 at 10 a.m. Pacific. Later that day, the Developer State of the Union will provide additional details to developers on how some of the new features can be implemented in their apps for iPhone, Mac and more.

Throughout the rest of the week, developer session videos will be published daily giving nitty-gritty details on how the various new software features and APIs work in a lecture format with downloadable example code.

Susan Prescott, vice president of Apple’s worldwide developer relations, said, “We’re so excited to connect with developers from around the world for an extraordinary week of technology and community at WWDC24.”

The Keynote plays on the main stage for developers and students in attendance.
Watching the WWDC22 keynote seated outside among the trees and greenery of Apple Park.
Photo: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

Formerly a live event, WWDC assumed a new post-pandemic format in 2022 that mixes remote and in-person media events. Developers, students who won the Swift Student challenge, and media representatives will watch the live-streamed keynote on Apple’s campus in Cupertino. The daylong event also will include tours of Apple Park, lunch at Caffè Macs and a meet-and-greet with Apple employees.

Anyone with a paid Apple Developer account can apply for an invitation to the exclusive event.


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