WWDC History: Apple Product Launches Since 2005

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, known as the WWDC, has been one of the most important events of the apple company since the 80s.

However, it was not until 2005 that it began to stand out as the place that Apple used to announce its new product launches. hardware Y software publicly.

Since then, the event is awaited every year by Apple fans. Everyone wants to be the first to know what the company’s progress will be.

Our curiosity has led us to take a look at the past to collect the most relevant Apple launches at WWDC since 2005. Do you remember them?

WWDC 2022

When: June 6-10, 2022Where: On-lineWhat: iOS 16, macOS Ventura, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9

Apple took advantage of WWDC 2022 to present all the news of iOS 16 (new lock screen, updates to the Messages app…), iPadOS 16 (new forms of collaboration), macOS Ventura (Visual Organizer, Continuity Camera… ) and watchOS 9 (new spheres, health improvements and in the Training app…). It also introduced the M2 chip, which is coming to a new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

WWDC 2021

When: June 7-11, 2021Where: On-lineWhat: iOS 15, macOS Monterey, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, tvOS 15

In 2021, Apple focused on the novelties of its operating systems and, unlike other years, did not take advantage of the WWDC to present products of hardware. It highlights the importance that iPadOS 15 gives to multitasking activity, as well as the possibility of working between macOS Monterey and iPadOS easily.

WWDC 2020

When: June 22-26, 2020Where: On-lineWhat: iOS 14, macOS Big Sur, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS

In 2020, WWDC focused on redesign. In fact, the Mac operating system saw the most drastic change since macOS 10. We saw improvements across all native Mac apps and the dedicated iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS operating systems. The event placed a lot of importance on privacy and improved design.

WWDC 2019

When: June 3-7, 2019Where:McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CaliforniaWhat: iOS 13, macOS Catalina, iPadOS, Mac Pro, Apple Watch improvements, tvOS

At the 2019 event we could see, as in other years, updates to the main operating systems: iOS and macOS. In addition, Apple introduced a new exclusive operating system for iPad, the iPadOS. In addition, we met the new and very expensive Mac Pro and we saw improvements in the Apple Watch as it had happened in other years.

WWDC 2018

When: 4-June 8, 2018Where: McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CaliforniaWhat: macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, new tvOS 11 updates

The key note of the WWDC 2018 served to present news of the four Apple operating systems, although it did not serve to introduce any new product hardwareas it has happened in previous editions and as had been rumored.

Among the novelties presented, the new augmented reality tools for iOS stood out; security improvements for macOS devices; new apps for watchOS like ‘Walkie-Talkie’; and the introduction of Dolby Atmos technology for Apple TV 4K.

WWDC 2017

When: June 5-9, 2017Where: McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CaliforniaWhat: macOS High SierraiOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, new iPad Pro models, iMac Pro, MacBook improvements, HomePod

Last year’s event was undoubtedly a box office success. It announced updates to all four Apple software platforms, plus new iPad models (including one that’s a completely different size from the previous ones), minor MacBook updates, iMac news (including the iMac Pro), and the much-anticipated HomePod.

WWDC 2016

When: June 13-17, 2016Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and Moscone Center West in San FranciscoWhat: macOS Sierra, iOS 10, watchOS 3, tvOS 10

The 2016 event focused on four areas: tvOS, macOS (formally known as OS X), watchOS, and of course, iOS. There were updates in all these fields, however, the one that impressed the most was iOS 10.

iOS 10 introduced a completely different design of the lock screen, a new notification system and the “shortcuts” of the 3DTouch. In addition, the Music app acquired a much simpler and more practical design.

WWDC 2015

When: June 8-12, 2015Where: Moscone Center in San Francisco What: iOS 9, MacOS X 10.11, Apple Music

iOS 9 and MacOS X 10.11 ‘El Capitan’ were the big releases of 2015. WatchOS also got its first big update. The most surprising development, however, was Apple Music, Apple’s answer to Spotify.

WWDC 2014

When: June 2, 2014Where: Moscone Center in San Francisco What: iOS 8, Mac OS X 10.10

iOS 8 and iOS X 10.10 were two versions that featured quite significant improvements over previous versions, however there was no hardware release in 2014.

After selling out in just two minutes in 2013, Apple decided to allow developers to register to be eligible to attend the conference for five years. Each year Apple would randomly select 5,000 of the people registered for the event.

WWDC 2013

When: June 10, 2013Where: Moscone Center in San Francisco What: OS X 10.9, iOS 7, Mac Pro, MacBook Air, iTunes Radio, iWork for iCloud

In 2013, Apple released OS X 10.9, Mavericks, iOS 7, the new Mac Pro, a new MacBook Air, iTunes Radio, and iWork for iCloud, making it one of the most exciting WWDCs in history.

Tickets for WWDC 2013 sold out within two minutes of going on sale.

WWDC 2012

When: June 11, 2012Where: Moscone Center in San FranciscoWhat: MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lio, iOS 6

In 2012, Apple used its WWDC to announce the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, as well as the MacBook Pro with Retina display, the OS X Mountain Lion operating system, and iOS 6. This year, tickets sold out in two hours.

WWDC 2011

When: June 6, 2011Where: Moscone Center in San FranciscoWhat: Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5

At this year’s WWDC we were able to discover the operating systems Mac OS X Lion and iOS 5. In addition, Steve Jobs made the existence of iCloud public during the event whose tickets sold out in just 12 hours

WWDC 2010

When: June 7-11, 2010Where: Moscone Center in San FranciscoWhat: iPhone 4, iOS, FaceTime, iMovie

In just 8 days, WWDC 2010 sold out, though many of the developers in attendance were left somewhat frustrated and disappointed that the event didn’t pay much attention to the Mac OS X operating system.

On the contrary, that event focused mainly on the iPhone. On the one hand, the iPhone 4 and the operating system for it were officially announced. smartphones It went from being called iPhone OS to being called iOS. The FaceTime and iMovie apps were also introduced.

WWDC 2009

When: June 8-12, 2009Where: Moscone Center in San FranciscoWhat: iPhone OS 3, MacBook Pro 13”/15”/17”, iPhone 3GS

With tickets sold out for the second year in a row – something that has been going on for years – WWDC 2009 served to introduce iPhone OS 3. More features of Mac OS X Snow Leopard were also shown.

As if that wasn’t enough, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro was also announced, as well as the latest updates to the 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro. In addition, Apple introduced the new iPhone 3GS.

On this occasion, Phil Schiller was the one who took the stage and replaced Steve Jobs, who could not attend the event due to an illness that later forced him to withdraw from the company’s daily obligations.

WWDC 2008

When: June 9-13, 2008Where: Moscone Center in San FranciscoWhat: App Store for iOS, iOS 2, iPhone 3G, Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6, Mobile Me

For the first time in the history of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, all tickets to WWDC 2008 were sold out. His attendees were able to witness the presentation of the App Store for iOS.

iOS 2 for iPhone was also announced, as well as the new iPhone 3G. Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 was previewed and Apple announced that the .Me service would be renamed Mobile Me.

WWDC 2007

When: June 11-15, 2007Where: Moscone Center in San FranciscoWhat: Mac OS X Leopard, Safari for Windows, iPhone Developer Tools

Apple took advantage of the 2007 edition to show off the latest beta version (with all the features) of the Mac OS X Leopard system, which was finally released on the market at the end of that year.

At WWDC 2007, it was also first introduced that the Safari browser would be available to Windows computer users. Developer tools designed for iPhone were also featured.

Once again, Steve Jobs boasted from the stage of the high number of attendees at the event. That year there were a total of 5,000.

WWDC 2006

When: August 7-11, 2006Where: Moscone Center in San FranciscoWhat: Mac Pro, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, and Time Machine

In the 2016 edition, Apple announced the launch of the Mac Pro as the apple company’s desktop computer for professionals and to replace the Power Mac G5.

The new Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard was first seen, though the then-new operating system wasn’t available to Mac users until the following year. The Time Machine program was also introduced.

A total of 4,200 developers attended the event, showing that WWDC had a promising future ahead, with more and more attendees.

WWDC 2005

When: June 6-10, 2005Where: Moscone Center in San FranciscoWhat: Association with Intel

Steve Jobs took the stage to reveal to the 3,800 conference attendees that Apple would henceforth collaborate with Intel.