If you've heard the news that an Apple event is taking place in a few hours and you're excited to hear about the new iPhone 14, then we have some bad news for you. That event is WWDC 2022, not the iPhone launch; we still expect that to happen in September.
WWDC is Apple's annual developer conference, and the focus is on software like iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, and more. These are updates that will come to current devices (well, apart from very old ones) and bring new features to them.
For Apple fans, WWDC is one of the biggest parties of the year, but it doesn't have the same appeal for everyone. Unless you're really excited to see what new features might come to your iPhone later this year, we recommend against it. The only exception to this rule is for laptop fans, as Apple is reportedly launching a new MacBook Air, but we're not sure.
Don't let Google's precedent fool you either: It holds a similar annual event called Google IO, which is supposedly for software like WWDC. However, Google sticks to this theme much less rigidly than Apple, having introduced the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel Tablet and more this year; don't expect Apple to have that range of devices.
However, if you're a fan of Apple's iPhone, there might be a reason to tune in to our WWDC live blog, even if the next-gen model doesn't make its debut. In fact, iOS 16 will be the software that will run on the iPhone 14, so when Apple tells us about the features of the next update, we will also take a preliminary look at the smartphone.
This type of hardcore fan will probably have been counting down the days of WWDC for quite some time. If you're just an average Apple user or live on the Android side, then while we'd love for you to click through all of our WWDC coverage, it's probably not worth your time or attention.