Apple has announced that its 34th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place from June 5 to June 9. The conference will primarily be an online event, available to all developers at no cost. However, Apple plans to host an all-day special event at its Apple Park campus on June 5 for select developers and students, similar to last year's in-person gathering.

WWDC 2023 will offer online sessions and labs to help developers learn about new features and software, as well as the traditional Swift Student Challenge. Applications for the challenge are open until April 19.

Apple Developer Program members, Apple Entrepreneur Camp alumni, prior Swift Student Challenge winners, and current Apple Developer Enterprise Program members can submit requests to attend the Apple Park event. Attendees will be selected through a random lottery, with notifications set to be sent out by April 5 at 6:00 p.m.

Apple CEO Tim Cook will lead a keynote event on the first day of the conference, where the company typically unveils new software for its iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac devices. This year's event is expected to focus on Apple's AR/VR headset, while announcements about the Mac Pro and a 15-inch MacBook Air could also be made.

WWDC is Apple's largest conference of the year, providing developers with workshops and sessions dedicated to using Apple's software tools to create new apps. The event also serves as a preview of Apple's future direction, with the company discussing its software development goals and new iPhone features.

Before 2020, WWDC was an in-person event held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic being over, Apple has chosen to maintain an online-focused format, which allows more developers to participate without attendance limitations.

Developers can expect further information about WWDC 2023 via email, the Apple Developer app, and the Apple Developer website.