So, I successfully predicted this wasn’t the big AR/VR/MR year at WWDC. 🥽 What I missed were any signs that this would be the year we’d have two dedicated sessions covering regular expressions instead! 😳🤯🥰

What I also didn’t expect was to see so many people attend the in-person portion of this year’s conference. I’m not sure what the exact capacity was, but it seemed to be a significant number from the photos!

I wonder if we’ve seen the future of a truly hybrid WWDC? I’m not the first to say that the pre-recorded session videos are superior to filmed in-person sessions, so it feels like that part is a clear win. It will always be tough to convince companies to send people to California for a one-day event, though, especially if it involves intercontinental travel. If Apple slightly expanded this type of event, is there a balance that might make those journeys worthwhile? I think there probably is.

I’ve seen several people this week suggest that Apple should run this kind of event in multiple locations worldwide. That’s a good idea, but there is something special about meeting developers and app builders from all around the globe that regional events struggle to compete with.

There’s no easy solution to a successful hybrid event. Still, I’m sure the developer relations teams within Apple were watching very closely and that it’ll be a hot topic inside Apple Park over the next weeks and months! We’ll have to wait and see what happens next year, but I must admit I felt some regret for not applying for a ticket. That feeling intensified when I saw this tweet from Paola Mata specifically. I want to feel that way, too!

As with all post-WWDC issues of this newsletter, I won’t try to summarise everything from the last week in today’s issue. We have the whole summer for that. Instead, my comments and the articles I link to are always inspired by whatever I found interesting during the week. So here we go!

Dave Verwer  





Business and Marketing



Senior iOS Developer @ Chariot Solutions – Chariot Solutions is a Philly based consulting company that strives to create a product company culture. Celebrating our 20th year in business, we work hard to win exciting projects with some of the top companies in the world, while helping our employees maintain a great work life balance. – Remote (within US timezones)

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