Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference 2022, which will be held online between June 6–10 might feature some NFT trading cards according to rumors.
In the run-up to the 33rd edition of Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicks off on June 6, the company has announced intentions to show off four new devices and software models: iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey, and watchOS 8.
Furthermore, passionate forums like MacRumours, which focus their coverage on supporting and arguing Apple’s growth, discovered that by clicking on the Memoji characters, an augmented reality mode with three trading card characters eligible to be claimed is exposed.
Over the last few years, the Memoji characters have become a permanent fixture in Apple’s consumer branding strategy, as the business understood the cultural significance of memes and mascot brand marketing.
These cards are expected to be positioned as Web2 elements at WWDC, with no intrinsic or marketable value, and utilized exclusively for collector purposes.
The Easter egg feature, however, has aroused some conjecture within the nonfungible token (NFT) community about the possibilities of future Apple NFTs due to their visual similarities to the avatars of RTFKT Studios’ CloneX and animated cards of Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeFriends Series 2.
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, expressed hope for the societal adoption of augmented reality and metaverse technologies during the firm’s Q1 2022 earnings call, stating that the business intends to “invest appropriately” in the developing area.
Apple’s mixed-reality headset, which combines virtual and augmented reality, was supposed to be unveiled at the WWDC conference, but following a series of delays in development, that looks improbable.
RealityOS, which is rumored to be the operating software for the mixed-reality headset, was recently trademarked by the business.