Apple reveals WWDC 2019 set for June 3 – 7 [Update: Register now!]

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WWDC 2019
Get ready for a ton of new software.
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Update: Heads up developers! Today is the last day to register for WWDC 2019.

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference officially has a date.

This morning, Apple revealed that it will host WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California, from June 3 to 7. The event brings together thousands of developers from across the world, giving them access to Apple’s engineers for hands-on training. It’s also the place where Apple unveils its biggest software updates of the year. Based on early rumors, it could be one of the most exciting WWDC’s in years.

Registered developers can apply for tickets now through March 20 at 5 p.m. Pacific on the WWDC website. Tickets cost $1,599 per person and are issued through a random selection process. Apple will notify developers they’ve been selected by March 21 at 5 p.m.

“WWDC is Apple’s biggest event of the year,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, in a statement announcing the WWDC 2019 dates. “It brings thousands of the most creative and dedicated developers from around the world together with over a thousand Apple engineers to learn about our latest platform innovations and to connect as a community. Our developers are incredibly passionate about creating the next generation of mind-blowing experiences for the world through apps. We can’t wait to get together with them and share what’s next.”

Students can also apply for one of 350 WWDC scholarships available. Those selected get a free ticket and lodging for WWDC 2019. They just have to buy their own plane tickets.

What to expect at WWDC 2019

iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6 and tvOS 13 are all expected to be previewed during the WWDC 2019 keynote, which undoubtedly will take place on the morning of June 3. Details on new features have been pretty slim so far, but we should know more as the event gets closer.

Many developers and iPad users hope iOS 13 brings major improvements for Apple’s tablet. Dark mode is another heavily rumored feature.

If you don’t win a golden ticket, don’t worry. Apple will stream its WWDC 2019 keynote, which will likely take place on June 3 at 10 a.m. Pacific. Apple also provides video of all the developer sessions on its website and the WWDC app.