Apple has today announced that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off on June 2 at Moscone West in San Francisco. The five-day conference will give us a glimpse at “the future of iOS and OS X,” and the star of the show will almost certainly be iOS 8.
WWDC is the event Apple uses to preview its next-generation operating systems. It’s where we first saw the grand unveilings of iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 Mavericks last June, and it’s the home of the Apple Design Awards. This year will be no different.
“At this year’s five-day conference, developers from around the world will learn about the future of iOS and OS X, giving them the latest tools and technologies to continue creating the most innovative apps for the millions of iOS and Mac® customers worldwide,” Apple says.
Developers will get the opportunity to enjoy more than 100 technical sessions, meet with over 1,000 Apple engineers, and take part in hands-on labs that will help them learn about Apple’s latest technologies.
To get tickets for WWDC, you’ll need to apply through the WWDC website. It’s open now through Monday, April 7 at 10 a.m. PDT, and tickets will be issued to attendees through random selection. Developers will know their status by 5 p.m. PDT on April 7.
Last year, WWDC tickets were sold on a first come, first served basis, and they all sold out in just 70 seconds. The new random selection system prevents that from happening and gives those on the West Coast of the U.S. the chance to apply for tickets when they wake up.
Apple is also giving 200 students the opportunity to get their hands on a free ticket through the Student Scholarship program.
“We have the most amazing developer community in the world and have a great week planned for them,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“Every year the WWDC audience becomes more diverse, with developers from almost every discipline you can imagine and coming from every corner of the globe. We look forward to sharing with them our latest advances in iOS and OS X so they can create the next generation of great apps.”