System Services

Support your apps at the system level with Messages collaboration, networking, Core Data, CloudKit, and more.

Sessions

  • Bring your driver to iPad with DriverKit

    8:00 a.m.

    Discover how you can easily connect Thunderbolt and USB accessories to iPad with DriverKit. We’ll show you how to convert your existing Mac drivers without any code changes, learn how to add real-time audio support with AudioDriverKit, and provide best practices and tips for developing drivers for iPad.

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  • Create macOS or Linux virtual machines

    8:00 a.m.

    Learn how you can use the Virtualization framework to quickly create virtual machines on your Mac. We'll show you how to create a virtual Mac and quickly test changes to your app in an isolated environment. We'll also explore how you can install and run full Linux distributions on Apple silicon, and share how you can take advantage of Rosetta 2 to run x86-64 Linux binaries.

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  • Enhance collaboration experiences with Messages

    8:00 a.m.

    Discover how you can help improve communication and collaboration in your app with Collaboration in Messages. Learn how to tie a document to Messages conversations for simple sharing and discussion. Explore how you can keep everyone in the conversation up to date on the latest activity in the document. And find out how you can add customizable UI in your app to manage collaboration details and connect documents to Messages conversations and FaceTime calls. To learn more about the SharedWithYou framework, we recommend watching "Add Shared with You to your app.” For more information on adding collaboration APIs to apps that have custom collaboration infrastructure, check out "Integrate your custom collaboration app with Messages.” (Note: API will be available in an upcoming beta.)

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  • Enhance voice communication with Push to Talk

    8:00 a.m.

    We’re coming in loud and clear to help you bring walkie-talkie communication to your app — over! Discover how you can add prominent system UI to your Push to Talk app, enabling rapid communication with the tap of a button. We’ll introduce you to the PushToTalk framework and show you how to configure your apps to transmit and receive audio — even from the background. To get the most out of this session, we recommend familiarity with handling audio transmission on your app backend. We also recommend a basic understanding of APNs.

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  • Get timely alerts from Bluetooth devices on watchOS

    8:00 a.m.

    Find out how Bluetooth devices can send timely and relevant alerts to Apple Watch. We'll show you how to take advantage of periodic data in complications, explore background peripheral discovery, and help you learn how to use characteristic monitoring in watchOS. We'll also share best practices and design guidance for creating a great Bluetooth accessory.

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  • Meet passkeys

    8:00 a.m.

    It’s time for a security upgrade: Learn how to add support for passkeys to create a quick and easy sign in experience for people, all while offering a radical increase to account security. Passkeys are simple and strong credentials built to eliminate phishing attacks. We’ll share how passkeys are designed with security in mind, show you how people will use them, go over how to integrate passkeys in your log in flow, and explore the platform and web APIs you need to adopt this feature.

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Labs

  • Networking lab

    Tuesday @ 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about iCloud Private Relay, Private Access Tokens, DNSSEC, network latency, LS4, NSURLSession, the latest networking APIs, best practices, and more.

  • Privacy lab

    Tuesday @ 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about the latest APIs, best practices, and more.

  • File System lab

    Tuesday @ 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Want to learn more about NSFileProviderExtension or other File System APIs? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about the latest APIs, best practices, and more.

  • Notifications and Focus lab

    Tuesday @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Want to learn more about Focus, Notification Service Extensions, or other UserNotifications APIs? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about all things notifications and Focus.

  • App Tracking Transparency lab

    Tuesday @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about App Tracking Transparency, APIs, and best practices for building trust through better privacy.

Digital Lounges

  • Q&A: Core Data

    Tuesday @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Ask Apple engineers about Core Data during this 2 hour text-based Q&A. Stop in to request guidance on a code-level question, ask for clarifications, or learn from others in a group setting.

  • Q&A: CloudKit

    Tuesday @ 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Ask Apple engineers about CloudKit during this 2 hour text-based Q&A. Stop in to request guidance on a code-level question, ask for clarifications, or learn from others in a group setting.

Sessions

  • Add Shared with You to your app

    8:00 a.m.

    Shared with You helps people easily find content in your app that someone has shared with them in Messages. Learn how you can support Shared with You in your app and continue the messaging experience right with the content. We'll show you how pinning can give implicit Shared with You permission and can elevate content to be automatically shared. We'll also go over how to present Shared with You content in a Shared with You shelf and visually represent shared items with a Shared with You attribution view.

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  • Create your Privacy Nutrition Label

    8:00 a.m.

    Privacy Nutrition Labels help people understand your app's privacy practices. Discover how you can take inventory of your current data habits and learn best practices for creating your app’s Privacy Nutrition Label on your App Store product page.

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  • Integrate your custom collaboration app with Messages

    8:00 a.m.

    Discover how the SharedWithYou framework can augment your app's collaboration infrastructure. We'll show you how to send secure invitations to collaborative content and synchronize participant changes. We'll also cover displaying content updates within the relevant conversation. For an introduction to SharedWithYou, watch "Add Shared with You to your app" from WWDC22. For an overview of the collaboration UI APIs, watch "Enhance collaboration experiences with Messages" from WWDC22. (Note: API will be available in an upcoming beta.)

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  • Meet CKTool JS

    8:00 a.m.

    Discover how you can manage and automate your iCloud containers using CKTool JS. We’ll show you how to configure CKTool JS to manage your containers’ schemas, modify records with ease, and manipulate data on the fly. We’ll also explore how you can integrate CKTool JS into your automation and tooling workflows. To get the most out of this session, we recommend familiarity with CloudKit schemas, JavaScript, and npm.

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  • Optimize your use of Core Data and CloudKit

    8:00 a.m.

    Join us as we explore the three parts of the development cycle that can help you optimize your Core Data and CloudKit implementation. We'll show you how you can analyze your app's architecture and feature set to verify assumptions, explore changes in behavior after ingesting large data sets, and get actionable feedback to make improvements to your workflow. To get the most out of this session, we recommend familiarity with syncing your data model to CloudKit.

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  • Replace CAPTCHAs with Private Access Tokens

    8:00 a.m.

    Don’t be captured by CAPTCHAs! Private Access Tokens are a powerful alternative that help you identify HTTP requests from legitimate devices and people without compromising their identity or personal information. We’ll show you how your app and server can take advantage of this tool to add confidence to your online transactions and preserve privacy.

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  • What’s new in CloudKit Console

    8:00 a.m.

    We’ll take you through the latest updates to CloudKit Console and discover how you can explore and debug your containers on the web like never before. Learn more about Act as iCloud, which helps you query records and view data from the perspective of another account. Discover how to share zones of records, and provide better collaboration between participants. And find out how to hide inactive containers. We’ll also share a few tips on getting the most out of CloudKit Console. To get the most out of this session, we recommend having basic knowledge of CloudKit containers.

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Labs

  • Virtualization lab

    Wednesday @ 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about Virtualization framework, including macOS and Linux virtual machines, Rosetta 2, and more.

  • Core Bluetooth lab

    Wednesday @ 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about Core Bluetooth, accessory design, and more.

  • Privacy Nutrition Labels lab

    Wednesday @ 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about how to create your Privacy Nutrition Labels and best practices for building trust through better privacy.

  • CloudKit lab

    Wednesday @ 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Want to learn more about CKTool JS, zone sharing, Act as iCloud, or other CloudKit functionality? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about all things CloudKit.

  • Authentication Services lab

    Wednesday @ 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about passkeys in iCloud Keychain, iCloud Keychain verification codes, Password AutoFill, SMS-delivered domain-bound codes, ASWebAuthenticationSession, Account Authentication Modification Extensions, and more.

  • PushToTalk lab

    Wednesday @ 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

    Want to learn more about the new PushToTalk framework and how you can implement walkie-talkie style communication in your app? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about all things PushToTalk.

  • Core Data lab

    Wednesday @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Want to learn more about lightweight migration, NSPersistentCloudKitContainer, or other Core Data functionality? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about all things Core Data.

  • Foundation lab

    Wednesday @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    The Foundation framework provides a base layer of functionality for apps and frameworks, including data storage and persistence, text processing, date and time calculations, sorting and filtering, and localization. Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about best practices, our new AttributedString, Markdown, and Automatic Grammar Agreement API, and more

  • Networking lab

    Wednesday @ 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about iCloud Private Relay, Private Access Tokens, DNSSEC, network latency, LS4, NSURLSession, the latest networking APIs, best practices, and more.

  • Safari & web lab

    Wednesday @ 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about your app or website, the latest APIs, best practices, and more.

  • Privacy lab

    Wednesday @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about the latest APIs, best practices, and more.

Digital Lounges

  • Meet the Presenter: Meet CKTool JS

    Wednesday @ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Meet the team behind “Meet CKTool JS” and join a text-based watch party for the session, followed by a short Q&A. The watch party begins 5 minutes after the start of this activity — so don’t be late!

  • Q&A: Internationalization and localization

    Wednesday @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Ask Apple engineers about internationalization and localization during this 2 hour text-based Q&A. Stop in to request guidance on a code-level question, ask for clarifications, or learn from others in a group setting.

Sessions

  • Enhance your Sign in with Apple experience

    8:00 a.m.

    Learn how you can provide safe and fast authentication in your app using Sign in with Apple. We’ll show you how you can upgrade password-based accounts into secure, single-tap login credentials, and explore how you can seamlessly handle changes to user sessions in your app. We’ll also help you take advantage of Sign In with Apple across the web and on other platforms. To get the most out of this session, we recommend having familiarity with Sign In with Apple and REST API. We’d also recommend having a basic understanding of JavaScript.

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  • Evolve your Core Data schema

    8:00 a.m.

    Learn how you can cleanly migrate Core Data schemas after updating your app, and breeze through data model changes. We’ll show you how you can take advantage of built-in migration tools to keep your data storage up to date, and let Core Data analyze your schema to infer data model migrations. We’ll also provide best practices, help you tackle tough migration challenges, and discover how Core Data schemas can interact with CloudKit to support easy migrations in the cloud. To get the most out of this session, we recommend being familiar with Core Data schemas and data types, and have a basic understanding around syncing Core Data databases with CloudKit.

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  • Explore App Tracking Transparency

    8:00 a.m.

    Learn more about App Tracking Transparency and how it helps people using your app have choice and control over tracking. App Store Policy now requires that all apps receive permission through the AppTrackingTransparency framework in order to track people's data. We’ll explain how this policy defines tracking, whether your app needs to adopt this framework, and how to implement it effectively.

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  • Reduce networking delays for a more responsive app

    8:00 a.m.

    Find out how network latency can affect your apps when trying to get full benefit out of modern network throughput rates. Learn about changes you can make in your app and on your server to boost responsiveness, and prepare your app for improvements coming to the Internet that will offer even lower end-to-end delays.

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Labs

  • File System lab

    Thursday @ 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Want to learn more about NSFileProviderExtension or other File System APIs? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about the latest APIs, best practices, and more.

  • App Tracking Transparency lab

    Thursday @ 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about App Tracking Transparency, APIs, and best practices for building trust through better privacy.

  • Networking lab

    Thursday @ 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about iCloud Private Relay, Private Access Tokens, DNSSEC, network latency, LS4, NSURLSession, the latest networking APIs, best practices, and more.

  • Notifications and APNs lab

    Thursday @ 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Want to learn more about Apple Push Notification service (APNs), Notification Service Extensions, or other UserNotifications APIs? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about all things notifications and APNs.

  • CloudKit lab

    Thursday @ 10:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Want to learn more about CKTool JS, zone sharing, Act as iCloud, or other CloudKit functionality? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about all things CloudKit.

  • Authentication Services lab

    Thursday @ 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about passkeys in iCloud Keychain, iCloud Keychain verification codes, Password AutoFill, SMS-delivered domain-bound codes, ASWebAuthenticationSession, Account Authentication Modification Extensions, and more.

  • Core Data lab

    Thursday @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Want to learn more about lightweight migration, NSPersistentCloudKitContainer, or other Core Data functionality? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about all things Core Data.

  • Privacy Nutrition Labels lab

    Thursday @ 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about how to create your Privacy Nutrition Labels and best practices for building trust through better privacy.

Digital Lounges

  • Q&A: Private Access Tokens

    Thursday @ 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Ask Apple engineers about Private Access Tokens during this 2 hour text-based Q&A. Stop in to request guidance on a code-level question, ask for clarifications, or learn from others in a group setting.

  • Meet the Presenter: Evolve your Core Data schema

    Thursday @ 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Meet the team behind “Evolve your Core Data schema” and join a text-based watch party for the session, followed by a short Q&A. The watch party begins 5 minutes after the start of this activity — so don’t be late!

  • Q&A: CloudKit

    Thursday @ 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

    Ask Apple engineers about CloudKit during this 2 hour text-based Q&A. Stop in to request guidance on a code-level question, ask for clarifications, or learn from others in a group setting.

Sessions

  • Build device-to-device interactions with Network Framework

    8:00 a.m.

    Learn how you can create integrated content experiences across multiple devices. We’ll introduce you to DeviceDiscoveryUI, which makes it easy to set up communication pathways and connect Apple TV with other devices like iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. We'll also explore common scenarios and provide best practices to help you enable frictionless device-to-device connectivity.

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  • Explore SMS message filters

    8:00 a.m.

    SMS message filter extensions can help people manage Messages by filtering SMS messages from unknown senders. Discover how to create apps with message filter extensions that automatically categorize SMS messages into folders and sub-folders based on message contents and other heuristics.

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  • Improve DNS security for apps and servers

    8:00 a.m.

    Discover the latest ways to ensure that DNS — the foundation of internet addressing — is secure within your app. Learn how to authenticate DNS responses in your app with DNSSEC and enable DNS encryption automatically with Discovery of Designated Resolvers (DDR).

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  • What's new in Screen Time API

    8:00 a.m.

    Find out how you can build apps that help people manage their relationship with their device — all while putting privacy first. We’ll take you through the Screen Time API and share how you can use features like core restrictions and device activity reports to create great experiences while providing measurable control for the device’s owner, parents, and guardians.

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Labs

  • DriverKit lab

    Friday @ 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about DriverKit, bringing your device drivers to iPad, best practices, and more.

  • TextKit 2, Text, Fonts, and SF Symbols Adoption lab

    Friday @ 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation around TextKit 2, TextKit and Core Text APIs, best practices, advice on achieving complex text layouts, fonts, adopting SF Symbols, best practices, and more.

  • PushToTalk lab

    Friday @ 11:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Want to learn more about the new PushToTalk framework and how you can implement walkie-talkie style communication in your app? Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about all things PushToTalk.

  • Authentication Services lab

    Friday @ 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about passkeys in iCloud Keychain, iCloud Keychain verification codes, Password AutoFill, SMS-delivered domain-bound codes, ASWebAuthenticationSession, Account Authentication Modification Extensions, and more.

  • Networking lab

    Friday @ 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

    Request an appointment with an Apple engineer for guidance and conversation about iCloud Private Relay, Private Access Tokens, DNSSEC, network latency, LS4, NSURLSession, the latest networking APIs, best practices, and more.

Digital Lounges

  • Q&A: Right-to-left

    Friday @ 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Ask Apple engineers about the latest tools, technologies, and frameworks during this 2 hour text-based Q&A. Stop in to request guidance on a code-level question, ask for clarifications, or learn from others in a group setting.

  • Q&A: Core Data

    Friday @ 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

    Ask Apple engineers about Core Data during this 2 hour text-based Q&A. Stop in to request guidance on a code-level question, ask for clarifications, or learn from others in a group setting.