Apple collects requests from developers asking to attend a special WWDC viewing party

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Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, kicks off Wednesday, May 11. We expect to hear a lot about Android 13, the Pixel 6a and the highly anticipated Google Pixel Watch. On June 6, it will be Apple’s turn, as the WWDC 2022 developer conference begins on that date. WWDC will focus on iOS 16 and its new notification system, and the upcoming iPhone’s post-notch user interface, which is expected to debut on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
While WWDC is being streamed live, a small number of developers are invited by Apple to attend a special “all day” event at Apple Park on June 6. Apple says: “Come and join others in the developer community to watch the keynote and Platforms State of the Union videos, explore the all-new Developer Center, and more with Apple engineers and experts. We can’t wait to meet you in person. Apple added, “This celebration marks the beginning of an inspiring week of sessions, labs and lounges – all online and with more activities than ever.” WWDC 2022 is free and open to Apple Developer Program participants, Apple Developer Enterprise Program and 2022 Swift Student Challenge applicants. Apple will offer non-transferable invitations through a random selection process.

To be in with a chance of winning, submit a request from Apple while visiting the company’s developer app or website by Wednesday, May 11 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific / 12:00 noon Eastern. Apple will notify those who have requested an invite of their status by Thursday, May 12. Please note that if you are invited to attend WWDC in person, you must follow Apple’s health and safety protocols that take into account the latest suggestions from public health authorities regarding COVID-19.

If you’re hoping to receive one of these special invites, you must provide Apple with proof of a negative COVID test no later than three days before the June 6 event. While masks are currently optional, Apple will provide the latest requirements to attendees prior to the event.

The June 6 special event will last all day and developers will get to visit the new Developer Center that Apple has built on the Apple Park campus.

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