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What to expect from WWDC 2023 on June 5 through June 9

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Apple has confirmed the 2023 Worldwide Developer Conference will start on June 5 with a mixed in-person and online developer event.

Apple's annual Worldwide Developer Conference, or WWDC, is usually held the first week of June. It has been announced for June 5 to June 9, but little other detail has been offered. Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Greg "Joz" Joswiak, has given one hint about what the event will focus on, in a tweet punning on Swift, the name of Apple's programming language.

Developers will be invited via a lottery system for an in-person portion of the event. However, Apple will continue its recently-started tradition of offering heavily produced online sessions as well.

The conference will begin Monday, June 5 with a pre-recorded keynote and State of the Union videos. After, developers and students attending in-person will be provided access to the Developer Center.

Apple will also hold its annual Swift Student Challenge, encouraging students to make a Swift Playgrounds app project on the topic of their choice. Winners receive a free one-year Apple Developer Program membership and WWDC merch.

We're expecting the usual slew of Apple Software updates including iOS 17, iPadOS 17, tvOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS 14. Apple could also surprise everyone with the Apple VR Headset announcement that has been rumored for the event.