Call to code: WWDC 2022 announced

This year’s WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, has been announced, subtitled Call to code. Mark June 6-10th in your calendar, with the sixth being the most interesting for most people. That’s when Apple will lift the lid on all the cool stuff they’ve got lined up for iPadOS, and all their other platforms (i.e, iOS, watchOS, tvOS, macOS, and whatever new OS they’ll possibly launch). 

WWDC isn’t typically a hardware event, and if we get to see anything, it’ll be things far in the future that needs developers to get started (i.e., Apple glasses, for example), or things very much developer niche. A new Mac Pro wouldn’t surprise me, but an iPad Pro would.

WWDC 2022 will be an online event, except for select developers in students who get to see the June 6th keynote and State of the Union live. The rest of us will have to make do with the livestream.

What are your hopes for iPadOS 16, the next version? I’m hoping for proper external monitor support for USB-C equipped iPads, meaning that it won’t be a letterboxed experience. It’d be great with some pro apps too, like Logic and Final Cut making the jump to iPad, but I’m not holding my breath for such an announcement on WWDC, if ever. We’ll probably get a sneak-peek into the future of Swift Playgrounds, even though I’m still hoping for a proper Xcode of sorts.