Apple WWDC announced: iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad updates coming June 7

Expect to see iOS 15, watchOS 8, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 and more at Apple's big developer event… and some hardware

Apple WWDC 2021
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Apple has just unveiled the date for its next WWDC developer event: June 7th to June 11th 2021. WWDC always starts with a big keynote event, at which Apple announces the headline features of its next software upgrades – Apple hasn't specifically mentioned one for this year so far, but we'd put our money on June 7th at 10am PDT/1pm EDT/6pm BST. 

Apple's WWDC keynote is where it announces new versions of software for all its devices at once. That means we'll see iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8, tvOS 15, and possible new features for the HomePod Mini.

What follows for the rest of the time are sessions to help developers get to grips with the new features and cosmetic changes – most of what we want to know will be revealed in the first keynote, but lots of interesting snippets tend to sneak out in the rest of the week.

Of course, if what you're here for is news about juicy new hardware releases, then you may well be in luck there too, because Apple regularly unveils new devices at WWDC. We wouldn't be surprised to see the rumoured new MacBook Pro 2021 appear there, or the colourful new iMacs – and there are rumours of a new Apple TV too, which would make sense to announce alongside new software to work with it.

Whether Apple will get around to releasing the iPad Pro 2021 before June (as has been rumoured) remains to be seen. Either way, we're really looking forward to what improvements Apple will bring to the likes of the iPhone 12, iPhone SE, MacBook Air (M1) and everything else we've bought in the last few years.

Matthew Bolton

Matt is T3's former AV and Smart Home Editor (UK), master of all things audiovisual, overseeing our TV, speakers and headphones coverage. He also covered smart home products and large appliances, as well as our toys and games articles. He's can explain both what Dolby Vision IQ is and why the Lego you're building doesn't fit together the way the instructions say, so is truly invaluable. Matt has worked for tech publications for over 10 years, in print and online, including running T3's print magazine and launching its most recent redesign. He's also contributed to a huge number of tech and gaming titles over the years. Say hello if you see him roaming the halls at CES, IFA or Toy Fair. Matt now works for our sister title TechRadar.