WWDC 2021

Apple's 2021 WWDC event took place June 7–11.

By MacRumors Staff
WWDC 2021

2021 Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple's 32nd Worldwide Developers Conference was a digital-only event for the second year in a row, with no physical gathering in California due to the ongoing global health crisis.

The virtual WWDC event kicked off on June 7, and it was free for everyone. The online event gave developers around the world access to future versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, as well as the opportunity to engage with Apple engineers through sessions and labs.

Apple's keynote event took place on Monday, June 7 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The event was streamed directly from Apple Park and can be replayed on Apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website, the Apple TV app on the Apple TV, or YouTube.

Apple provided a full digital WWDC experience with online keynote, a Platforms State of the Union for developers, technical and design-focused engineering sessions, Apple Developer Forums with Apple engineer participation, and one-on-one developer labs. Apple also hosted its annual Swift Student Challenge, with winners receiving WWDC-themed outerwear, pins, and a one-year membership to the Apple Developer Program.

Engineering sessions and videos can be viewed on the Apple Developer website or in the Apple Developer app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

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Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

Apple's WWDC keynote event saw the introduction of iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15, all of which have exciting new features that will make the Apple ecosystem better than ever. For those that did not get a chance to see the keynote event and don't want to spend close to two hours watching it later, we've condensed everything Apple announced into nine minutes, providing a quick overview of everything notable.

In addition to our video, we've also rounded up all of our coverage of Apple's announcements to give you a complete overview of everything new that's worth knowing about.

iOS 15

iPadOS 15

macOS Monterey

watchOS 8

tvOS 15

iCloud+

Past WWDCs

WWDC 2020

While WWDC didn't see the introduction of any new hardware, there were significant operating system updates across Apple's platforms, and we also heard about Apple's long-rumored transition from Intel processors to Apple Silicon for its Mac lineup.

iOS 14

iPadOS 14

macOS Big Sur

watchOS 7

tvOS 14

Apple Silicon Chips

AirPods

Other Announcements

WWDC 2019

At WWDC 2019, Apple debuted new versions of iOS, iPadOS (now separate from iOS!), macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, all of which have a long list of new features, plus Apple gave us a peek at the new Mac Pro and 6K Apple Display.

iOS 13

iPadOS 13

macOS Catalina

tvOS 13

watchOS 6

New Mac Pro and HDR Display

WWDC 2018

At WWDC 2018, Apple made the following software and hardware announcements:

WWDC 2017

At WWDC 2017, Apple made the following software and hardware announcements:

WWDC 2016

At WWDC 2016, Apple made the following announcements:

WWDC 2015

At WWDC 2015, Apple unveiled the following services and software:

WWDC 2014

At WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the following services and software:

WWDC 2013

At 2013's WWDC, Apple unveiled iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iWork for iCloud, the Mac Pro, and new MacBook Airs.

WWDC 2012

2012's event saw the introduction of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, iOS 6 and its standalone Maps app, OS X Mountain Lion, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air updates, and a redesigned AirPort Express.

WWDC 2021 Timeline

Roundup Last Updated
June2021