If you’ve heard the news that an Apple event is taking place in a few hours and you’re excited to hear about the new iPhone 14, we’ve got some bad news for you. This event is WWDC 2022, not the iPhone launch – we still expect that to happen in September.
WWDC is Apple’s annual developer conference, and the focus is on software like iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, and so on. These are updates that will come to current devices (well, in addition to the really old ones) and bring some new features.
For Apple aficionados, WWDC is one of the biggest nights of the year, but it doesn’t have the same appeal for everyone else. Unless you’re really excited to see what new features might come to your iPhone later in the year, we recommend you miss out. The only exception to this rule is laptop fans, as Apple is rumored to be releasing a new MacBook Air, but we’re not sure.
Don’t let Google’s precedent fool you either: it has a similar annual event called Google IO, which is supposedly for software like WWDC. However, Google sticks to this theme much less rigidly than Apple, as this year showed off the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel Tablet and more – don’t expect Apple to have this range of devices.
If you’re an Apple iPhone fan, however, there might be a reason to tune in to our WWDC live blog, even if the high-end model isn’t debuting. That’s because iOS 16 will be the software running on the iPhone 14, so when Apple tells us about the features of the next update, we’ll also get a preliminary look at the smartphone.
This kind of hardcore fan has probably been counting down the days to WWDC for some time now. If you’re just an average Apple user, or you live on the Android side of the road, while we’d love your clicks through all of our WWDC coverage, it’s probably not worth your time or attention.