Apple’s WWDC Scheduled For Early June
5,000 developers will descend on San Jose between June 5-9 2017 for Apple’s 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
The conference typically reveals the latest software developments from the company, including new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS software. Developers in attendance are given access to Apple engineers and the latest software from Apple to “continue creating incredible experiences for every aspect of customers’ lives” the company said.
“Each year during WWDC, millions of talented developers around the world learn about Apple’s breakthrough platform technologies ranging from programming languages like Swift™ to breakthrough developer APIs like SiriKit™, HomeKit™, HealthKit™ and CarPlay®,” Apple said in a statement.
Software is usually the main focus of WWDC, and Apple is expected to unveil iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 as part of the conference. But with June 2017 marking the ten year anniversary of the release of the original iPhone, Apple could also announce new hardware.
Rumours indicate Apple may adopt the name ‘iPhone X’ for what would otherwise be called the iPhone 8. As reported by MacRumours, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities expects the next iPhone will feature wireless charging, a bezel-less OLED display and a pricetag above US$1,000 ($1300).
WWDC has been held in Los Angeles in recent years, but is making the move to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose this year, allowing easy access for the 1,000 Apple engineers in attendance from the company’s nearby headquarters in Cupertino.
Developers will be able to apply for a ticket to WWDC in March, with a lottery system used to determine attendees due to high demand. Those who are unable to attend can view a live stream of the conference through the Apple Developer website.