Apple could debut iOS 10 and OS X 10.12 on June 13 at WWDC ’16

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Will Apple hold WWDC on June 13 - 17 this year at the Moscone Center?
Will Apple hold WWDC on June 13 - 17 this year at the Moscone Center?
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It looks likely that Apple will hold its Worldwide Developers Conference this year at San Francisco’s Moscone West from June 13 to June 17.

Alternatively? Apple could hold the annual event somewhere else entirely.

MacRumors did some poking around on the Moscone Center’s official website, trying to suss out when Apple — which always holds WWDC at Moscone in June — might hold its dev conference in 2016.

And since WWDC is when we get our first look at new versions of OS X and iOS, it means June 13th — the first day of the conference — could be the day when iOS 10 and OX 10.12 get announced.

Neither Apple nor Moscone have made official the dates of WWDC, or even acknowledged that Moscone is booked for WWDC. That’s typical: Apple usually has the Moscone Center on hold for certain unpublished dates by some sort of silent agreement with the convention center’s management.

However, by process of elimination, Macrumors was able to identify June 13 through 17 as the most likely dates of the conference:

During the first, second, fourth, and fifth weeks of June, Moscone West is booked for a Travel Association Luncheon, a Biotechnology Industry Organization conference, an International Society for Stem Cell Research convention, and the Red Hat Summit. There’s nothing on the calendar for the third week of June, suggesting that’s when Apple will use the facility.

There’s another option, of course. Every year, the dev conference is so overcrowded that Apple holds a lottery for WWDC tickets. It’s always possible — though unlikely — that Apple could shift to a bigger venue to hold WWDC this year, although it’s not entirely clear what other options are available.

That’s a long shot, though. Safe money is on June 13 through 17 as the dates of WWDC. If you want to go, hold those dates in your calendar now.

Source: MacRumors

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  • Storm

    Where are you thinking of holding it instead, John? (First paragraph, second sentence.)