The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, is an annual conference held by the company and used primarily to showcase its software and new technologies to developers, as well as provide hands-on labs and sessions with Apple developers. The first conference was in 1983 - internally, and the current form began in 1990 and continued to this year annually, and the number of attendees was usually between 2000 to 4200 for developers, but during WWDC 2007 Steve Jobs indicated that there are more than 5000 attendees. Since 2008-2013, the attendance was officially 5200, and in 2014 until 2019, the number became 6000, including the attendance of Apple and private engineers, and everything changed in 2020 as the conference became a virtual broadcast on the Internet only without any attendance.

Milestones in the history of WWDC Apple

Let's now list the most important products that Apple has introduced at every conference since 1995


1995 conference

● A product called Opendoc It is a platform to create tasks and usable components within unified standards. This project failed and was canceled in 2005.


1996 conference

Copeland OS project was introduced copland The developer reported the Mac system and new features, but the project also failed after a short time.


1997 conference

It was the first conference held after Apple's purchase of a company NeXT It was previously founded by Steve Jobs, and in it the software environment was introduced OpenStep To be the basis of the Mac OS environment. Also, a new operating system called Rhapsody Which later became known as MAC OS X Server.


1998 conference

A major technology event has been announced Carbon It is a programming interface for the Mac system, in which it constituted a revolutionary change in terms of programming and creating its applications with new and different features.

Also, at this conference, the invited software model was announced Quartz To create XNUMXD graphics on the Mac environment.

In the same year, Steve Jobs appeared for the first time after assuming the presidency of Apple again, and he announced the iMac iMac And device PowerBook G3


1999 conference:

That year, the primary kernel of the Mac operating system, Darwin, was announced Darwin.

Stability on technology has also been announced OpenGL As a software interface for XNUMXD graphics.

The OpenStep API has also been renamed to Cocoa.

Steve Jobs also announced a new series of devices called iBook But it did not last and was later replaced by MacBook.

Steve also announced two new technologies, QuickTime TV and AirPort For wireless communication service.

2563 people attended this conference.


2000 conference

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This conference was attended by 3600 people, at which Steve Jobs first announced the operating system Mac OS X


2001 conference

4000 developers attended this conference and the first version of the system was presented Mac OS X Server With WebObjects 5

In the same year Steve Jobs brought out to the world for the first time the revolutionary device the iPod iPod


2002 conference

The new version of Mac OS X v.10.2 and QuickTime 6 was introduced, and the old operating system No. 9 was also abandoned.


2003 conference

This conference witnessed a real leap for Apple in various fields where the new device was shown Power Mac G5 And distributing copies of the new system OS X Panther 10.3, and announcing the new software package that included iApps iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD The Rendezvous Service, later known as Hi Attendees received webcam copies iSight

In the same year Steve Jobs announced the new software environment Xcode


2004 conference

3500 developers attended, an increase of 17% over the previous year, when Mac wide screens were introduced with a size of 23 and 30 inches, and in which iTunes 4.9 was presented as the first version integrated with the podcast and Jobs reviewed it himself.

In it, a copy of the new Mac OS X Tiger 10.4 system was also presented, which the attendees received a copy of the developer’s version with other gifts.


2005 conference

wwdc 2005

This conference was attended by 3800 developers from 45 different countries, and the most prominent announcements were Apple's intention to move its devices to Intel® x86 processor architecture.

In this conference, there were 110 lab sessions and 95 presentation sessions, with the presence of more than 500 Apple engineers.

In the same year Steve Jobs introduced the Mac Mini Mac Mini And iPod nano iPod Nano.


2006 conference

In this conference was presented for the first time the Mac Pro Mac Pro As an alternative to its predecessor, the Power Mac, and the latter in the PowerPC architecture, from which Apple has moved to the Intel architecture.

An update has also been announced for Apple's servers Xserve.

The new system was introduced Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard with many new features and massive improvement.

This conference was attended by 4200 people from 48 different countries, and there were 140 sessions and more than 100 labs accompanied by more than 1000 Apple engineers.


2007 conference

wwdc 2007

It is the acclaimed conference and year, which marked a major turning point in the history of Apple and the world when Steve Jobs presented for the first time a new and revolutionary generation of smartphones that is completely different from what came before it; It is the iPhone device, announcing a launch date and later in the year announced the introduction of Apple TV.

He also announced at this conference about the Safari browser for Windows and the iPhone.

A beta version of Mac OS v10.5 Leopard has also been announced

More than five thousand developers attended this conference.


2008 conference

WWDC 2008

And in it, the App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch, and the final version of the iPhone development kit, were announced iPhone SDK, As well as the new version of the iPhone 3G phone, globally this time.

As well as the announcement of the second version of the iPhone operating system, and a service MobileMeAnd about the new system Mac OS X v10.6

In the same year, Steve Jobs announced the new device MacBook Air.

It was at this conference that it was announced that tickets had been sold out for the first time.


2009 conference

WWDC 2009

Announced in this session about the third version of the iPhone operating system iPhone OS 3.0 The new operating system was shown Mac OS X v10.6Also, a new update has been announced for MacBook Pro devices, in addition to a new device that joins them.

The new iPhone 3GS has also been introduced.

At this conference, Steve Jobs for the first time missed the keynote speech due to his illness.

But he returned later in the same year to present a new family of iPods, represented by the third generation of the iPod touch, the fifth generation of the iPod nano, and the iPod shuffle of multicolor.


2010 conference

WWDC 2010

Announcing the iPhone 4 and changing the name of the operating system from iPhone OS to iOS.

The FaceTime feature was first introduced.

The iMovie iPhone program was introduced.

Introducing the Apple A4 processor and using it in the iPhone 4.


2011 conference

The number of attendees reached more than 5000 people, the price of official tickets was $ 1599, and the gray market was $ 3500.

This conference is Steve Jobs' last appearance and he hasn't spoken most of the time.

The announcement of the iOS 5 system, which contains several advantages, including: the cloud - iMessage - notification center - Twitter support - newsstand - and more.

Apple announced the popular Mac OS 10.7, which is known as Lion.

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2012 conference

Tickets ran out in one hour.

Apple unveiled the Mac 10.8 system, which integrated iOS features in the Mac such as iMessage, notification center, cloud, support for Twitter, Facebook, and others.

Apple announced iOS 6, which included new Apple Maps, Siri development, Facebook support, and an entirely revamped storefront.

Apple unveiled the Retina MacBook, as well as updated the rest of the Mac.

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2013 conference

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Tickets sold out in 71 seconds. There are 6 million developers, 300 million cloud accounts, and 900 apps with Apple. 575 Apple accounts linked to credit cards.

Apple reviewed Anki smart cars.

Apple announced Mac 10.9 and called it the Mavericks.

It modernized the MacBook Air family and launched the next generation MacBook.

Cloud services updated with iWork support.

It revealed iOS 7 and its features.

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2014 conference

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And in it, Apple revealed that iOS devices have reached 800 million, including half a billion iPhones. It also revealed Mac 10.10 and iOS 8, which was the biggest quantum leap in the history of iOS since its release. It also announced a new programming language, Swift.

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2015 conference

WWDC15

Apple announced that, starting from this conference, the developer training courses will be broadcast live and mentioned that there is one developer who is only 12 years old. Then he unveiled Mac OS X 10.11 and transferred Metal technology to the Mac. It also released iOS 9 to developers and reported that it paid programmers $ 30 billion. And the open-source Swift language was announced and revealed the second clock system, in which the applications became operating independently, as was announced by the Apple Music service.

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2016 conference

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Announcements at the event included the renaming of OS X to MAC OS, as well as updates to iOS 10, Watch OS 3, and TV OS 10.

Apple announced that this developer conference really became a reality when it allowed developers to expand the use of messaging services, Apple Maps, and Siri.

Also, no new devices were introduced or updated. But the Home app has been announced as a control center for all apps that provide smart home functions. PlayGround has also announced Swift's development language tool as the exclusive app that helps young people learn programming with the new programming language from Apple Swift.

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2017 conference

The announcements at the event included the latest Mac OS, which comes under the name "High Sierra", as well as updates to iOS 11, Watch OS 4, and TV OS 11.

Apple announced the update of the iMac family, as well as the A premium version of the Mac that's ready for professionals called the iMac Pro.

Apple introduced a newer version of the iPad Pro.

Apple announced a new HomePod.

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2018 conference

● The 2018 conference did not deviate from expectations and the renewal was limited to making the iOS system more stable, and the iOS 12 system has already witnessed the approval of most users due to its stability, unlike previous years.

The announcements at the event included the latest Mac OS, which comes under the name "Mohave", as well as updates to iOS 12, Watch OS 5, and TV OS 12.

Apple has announced the Shortcuts app, which Siri can perform multiple functions at the same time by programming it to these tasks.

Apple did not announce any hardware at this conference.

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2019 conference

● Announced the iOS 13 update, system performance improved, Face ID unlock speed increased by 30%, and app size decreased by 50% when first downloaded and 60% upon update. In general, the speed of opening applications has become doubled, and many other features such as dark mode.

● Apple announced the Shortcuts application, which Siri can perform several functions at the same time by programming it to these tasks.

● For the first time, it was decided to separate the iPad from the iPhone completely, and a new system called iPad OS was provided for it. The new system will enable Apple to develop features for the iPad independently of the iPhone and iPod touch.

● Mac OS 10.15 update and a new name was launched on the Mac system, inspired by natural places and tourist attractions in California, “Catalina”.

● Apple announced at this conference the new Mac Pro and the Apple screen.

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2020 conference

● For the first time, the conference is a live broadcast only, no attendance, no tickets, and no developers in the same place with Apple engineers, and it was a new and wonderful experience without a doubt.

● The shift to Apple's ARM processors in Mac devices, and the beginning of a new era for Apple devices.

● Apple announced watchOS 7 with a number of updates and a hand wash alert feature.

Announced the iOS 14 update, improving system performance, adding the application library and widgets on the home screen, picture-in-picture in the whole system, and the call bar.

● Apple has announced more interest in new systems in privacy, and the Do Not Track feature.

● A major update to the Mac system and a new name was launched for the Mac system inspired by the natural places and tourist attractions in California, “Big Sur”

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2021 conference

● There is no doubt that this year's conference will be more exciting and the reason is the lack of leaks this year, and it is expected that Apple will surprise and fascinate us, because this year is the year of Apple chips and it is a wonderful year for Apple without a doubt.

We are waiting for the next conference and we are all enthusiastic, are you as excited as we are?

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