WWDC22 Daily Digest: Tuesday – Discover

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We’ve been waiting all year to say it: WWDC is here! And after a packed day 1, we’re ready to get down to business — it’s time to check out the new sessions, labs, and Digital Lounges. Here’s a brief day 1 rundown along with some highlights to get excited about.

Revisit a very big Day 1

Want to catch up on Monday’s excitement? Your mission is to watch the official debrief, where you’ll find out about the exciting announcements and new technologies unveiled at WWDC22 — and learn more about what’s in store for the rest of the week.

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WWDC22 Day 1 recap

It’s time for your Day 1 report from Apple HQ. Check out all the exciting announcements and new technologies unveiled at WWDC22 — and learn more about what’s coming tomorrow.

Watch now

Have a bit more time on your hands? Check out full replays of Keynote, Platforms State of the Union, and the Apple Design Awards.

Rewatch the Keynote

Rewatch the Platforms State of the Union

Watch the Apple Design Awards

Welcome to the Developer Center and Apple Park

On the eve of WWDC, we invited developers to the new Apple Developer Center — a world-class facility designed for our worldwide community to meet, learn from, and collaborate with Apple — and then over to Apple Park to take in screenings of Keynote “Being in a space like this gives you chills,” said Vitalii Mogylevets, creator of the Apple Design Award-nominated Waterllama. “It feels like you’re a part of something really big.” Check out these pictures from an incredible day.

Attendees view the WWDC22 keynote outside Caffè Macs at Apple Park.
WWDC22 attendees head to the Graphics & Games area for Meet the Teams at Apple Park.
Apple engineers discuss new APIs and SDKs unveiled during the WWDC22 Platforms State of the Union.

Celebrate the winners of the Apple Design Awards

12 apps and games became Apple Design Award winners on Monday, winning in categories like Inclusivity, Delight and Fun, Interaction, Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and Innovation. “We couldn’t believe it,” says Charles Bardin, creator of A Musical Story, which won for innovation in games. “We thought, ‘OK, we’re very small, we’re just happy to be here.’ But it means a lot that a big company recognizes our work.”

For others, it meant a validation of years of effort. “When we won, I was thinking, ‘I wish the whole team could be here,” said Amanda Schofield, co-founder and and creative director at Studio Drydock, which won for its game Wylde Flowers. “Every single person put everything they had into it.”

Missed the Apple Design Awards? Read more about each winner on the Apple Developer website.

Discover the 2022 Apple Design Award winners

Explore the Digital Lounges and labs

It’s a packed first day of Digital Lounges and labs. Don’t miss a few favorites:

  • Design labs are open all week — request an appointment for a conversation about the latest design principles, best practices, design patterns, and more.
  • Meet the team behind “What’s New in SwiftUI” and join a text-based watch party for the session, followed by a short Q&A.
  • Meet the Accessibility team in an icebreaker session where you chat about your favorite WWDC moments and share tips and tricks.
  • Meet the presenter of “Bring Continuity Camera to Your macOS app,” and stick around after for a short Q&A. And that’s just for starters.

Tune in to the WWDC jukebox

The WWDC playlists are here! Spin up WWDC22 playlists for the perfect soundtrack to your day — no matter what kind of day it might be. Find official curated mixes to help you Power Up, Focus, Chill, and Energy.

Listen to WWDC22 playlists on Apple Music

Have fun out there, and we’ll see you tomorrow for Day 3!

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