Apple begins accepting submissions today for its annual Swift Student Challenge, a coding challenge that gives students the task of creating a Swift Playground project on a topic of their choice. Winners will receive exclusive WWDC 2022 outerwear, a customized WWDC 2022 pin set, and one-year membership in the Apple Developer Program.

WWDC 2022 SWIFT Student Challenge
The submission deadline is April 24 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time, and applicants can see if they were selected by the end of the day on May 24. Here are the full terms and conditions for how to apply and challenge Available on Apple’s website,

Apple announced today that WWDC 2022 will be held online from June 6 to June 10, with sessions and other content made available free of charge on Apple’s website and the Apple Developer app. Apple is expected to announce its latest software versions including iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9 and tvOS 16.

While the WWDC 2022 conference will be held online for the third year in a row, Apple said it will host a special day on June 6 at Apple Park for students and other developers to watch Keynote and State of the Union videos together. Space will be limited, with Apple planning to share more details on how to apply to participate “soon.”

Apple announces digital WWDC 2022 event to be held June 6-10

Apple today announced that its 33rd annual Worldwide Developers Conference is scheduled to take place from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10. Like many previous WWDC events, the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference will be held digitally with no individual gathering. Before 2020, Apple hosted WWDC at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif., and thousands of developers and…

WWDC 2021 Swag Launches Arrivals for Swift Student Challenge Winners

Apple announced the winners of its Swift Student Challenge yesterday, and as promised, the winners have started receiving WWDC 2021 swag in the form of prizes. Here’s a photo of exclusive outerwear shared by the developer behind Chain Reaction Games: The annual Swift Student Challenge is a coding challenge that tasks students with creating an interactive scene in the Swift Playgrounds app. Apple…

Apple to host Apple Park WWDC 2022 viewing event for some students and developers

Apple today announced plans for a digital WWDC event to take place from June 6 to June 10. Although the event will be held online, with no in-person event component, Apple is planning to invite some students and developers to Apple Park. In the press release announcing the “Call to Code” event, Apple says it is putting together a “special day” for its developers and students on June 6.

Apple highlights the winners of the WWDC 2021 Swift Student Challenge

Apple today highlighted some of the winners of this year’s Swift Student Challenge, which gives young developers a chance to win exclusive costumes and apparel for the annual developer conference. This year, over 350 winners from over 35 countries around the world have been selected. Apple has highlighted some of the developers who have won this year’s challenge, including Abinaya Dinesh, who created…

WWDC invites may be sent out this week: Here’s what we know

In 2021, Apple sent out digital invitations for its 32nd Worldwide Developers Conference in late March. Given that it’s expected to be an all-digital conference again this year rather than an in-person event, we may see Apple send out invitations as soon as this week. Apple sent out invitations to developers and the press for WWDC on March 30 last year, with the dates of the conference…

WWDC is a week away: five steps to get ready

We are only a week away from WWDC 2021, which will begin next Monday, June 7th, and run through Friday, June 11th. Apple’s annual developers conference will be a full-digital affair for the second year in a row because of public health measures. , but it will still be an exciting week, with Apple expected to unveil iOS 15 and other new software updates. Ahead of WWDC, we’ve put together five steps for…

Apple invites some developers to try Swift Playground 4 ahead of launch

Apple is working on an updated version of its Swift Playgrounds app, an educational tool designed to teach children and adults alike to use the Swift programming language, first launched in 2016. The new version of Swift Playgrounds was first announced in June. Worldwide Developers Conference, and now Apple is allowing some developers to test it in a beta capacity…

Five years ago today, Apple’s uncanny apology set the stage for a renaissance of the Mac

Five years ago, the Mac lineup was in bad shape. More than three years had passed since Apple redesigned the Mac Pro with a sleek but constrained “trash can” enclosure, while the iMac, MacBook Air, and Mac mini also went years without updates. A snapshot from the MacRumors Buyer’s Guide from April 4, 2017: At the time, some users began to question whether Apple was still committed to…

Budget phone comparison: Apple’s iPhone SE vs. Samsung’s Galaxy A53 5G

In March, Apple came out with the updated 2022 iPhone SE, a budget iPhone equipped with 5G. Samsung also recently came out with its budget 5G smartphone, the Galaxy A53 5G, so we thought we would compare the two to see how they measure up. In short, the A53 5G is offering a better feature set, but it can’t match the iPhone SE in terms of lifespan and build quality. Subscribe to…

Key Stories: iOS 15.4.1 Released, Studio Display Teardown, and More

The calendars have turned in April and we’re still waiting for Apple to officially announce its plans for WWDC 2022, but that doesn’t mean we still have tons of Apple news and rumors to focus on. Not there. Bug fixes operating system updates were released this week including iOS 15.4.1, macOS Monterey 12.3.1, and more, while we continued our coverage of Apple’s new products like the Studio Display…

Apple Now Selling Refurbished M1 Pro and M1 Max MacBook Pro Models

Apple today began offering refurbished versions of the 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that come equipped with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. This is the first time that these Macs have been available with refurbished discounts since their 2021 launch. Apple has a range of different machines and configurations available, with several M1 Pro options and some of the higher-end M1 Max MacBook Pros. an entrance…

Everything new in iOS 15.5 beta 1: Apple Classic references, Apple Pay Cash updates and more

After a three-week long wait after the launch of iOS 15.4 and iPadOS 15.4, Apple today seeded the first beta of iOS 15.5 and iPadOS 15.5 for developers. The new updates are not as feature rich as the earlier updates and mainly focus on under-the-hood changes, but there are still some minor changes, which we have outlined below. Apple Classical References are references to it…

iPhone 14 Pro wide camera rumored to feature 21% wider sensor for 48-megapixel images

According to unverified technical information shared on Chinese social media site Weibo, the iPhone 14 Pro could deliver more detailed images thanks to a much larger sensor and smaller pixels. A recent post by the account “phishing8” on Weibo listed a large number of technical camera specifications of the iPhone 14 Pro. In line with the many rumors about the iPhone 14 Pro’s wide…

iPhone 14 Pro Max rumored to have 20% thinner display bezels

According to the newly shared CAD renders, the iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature 20 percent smaller bezels around the display. CAD renders, shared by Twitter account “ShrimpApplePro”, show a design for the iPhone 14 Pro Max that is roughly in line with other illustrations and measurements from 91Mobiles and Max Weinbach. Like these previous renders, the most noticeable changes include…

iPad Air 5 has pulled up tabs for easy battery replacement

Apple released the fifth-generation iPad Air last month, adding major new features including the M1 chip, 5G support for cellular models, an upgraded front camera with Center Stage support, and 2x faster USB-C ports for data transfer. As it turns out, Apple also made an internal change to the device that repair advocates can appreciate. iFixit image showing the fifth-generation iPad Air…