Apple today confirmed details for its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where it will preview its next major updates to macOS, iOS and its other software platforms.
This year’s event kicks off June 5 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and you can apply for tickets starting March 27.
This year’s event, where 5,000 developers will be invited to preview new products and meet Apple engineers, will take place just minutes from Apple’s cushy new headquarters in Cupertino.
Apple says it is working with the city of San Jose and local businesses to celebrate WWDC 2017 with “very special experiences” around the city throughout the week. Attendees will find great hotels, restaurants and entertainment within walking distance of the McEnery Convention Center.
During this year’s event, which runs June 5 through June 9, Apple is likely to preview iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11. It could also provide updates on platforms like SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay — and even surprise us with some new hardware.
“We look forward to working with Apple to create a special experience for the thousands of attendees who will visit San Jose for this marquee event,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “And on behalf of our entire city, I’d like to extend a warm invitation to Apple developers, partners and enthusiasts from around the world to join us in Downtown San Jose as Apple unveils its latest innovations.”
Over the years, WWDC has been held at a number of locations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
WWDC was born at the San Jose Convention Center way back in 1988. This remained its home for the following 14 years before Apple switched to San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center in 2003. After 13 years, Apple switched last year’s conference to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, also in San Francisco.
Developers will have the opportunity to apply for tickets to this year’s event starting March 27. Just like last year, Apple will employ a lottery system to pick attendees, but live-streams of its keynote will be available through the WWDC app for iOS and Apple TV.
Via: The Loop