Developers can apply for the WWDC in-person event starting May 9

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Existing developers can apply to attend the June 6 Worldwide Developer Conference in-person "special event" starting on May 9.

Apple announced WWDC would take place in 2022 from June 6 to June 10 with an in-person component on the first day. This developer-only special event is the first in-person event Apple has held since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns began in 2020.

Any Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program participants can apply to attend starting on May 9. A random selection lottery will determine which applicants will be able to attend, much like previous WWDC in-person events.

While the WWDC keynote and sessions are still pre-filmed digital-only events, Apple is inviting developers to attend the special event in person. Attendees would watch the pre-recorded keynote and State of the Union alongside Apple engineers and experts and gain access to an all-new Developer Center.

Developers can submit their request to attend from May 9 at 9 AM PT to May 11 at 9 AM PT. Winners of the lottery will be notified by May 12 at 6 PM PT.

WWDC is an annual event where Apple reveals its latest operating system updates and developer tools to the world. Apple is expected to share information about iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9. As always, hardware is rumored — but Apple as of late hasn't done much with hardware at the event.