Just yesterday, Siri leaked that Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2016 will be happening on 13 – 17 June 2016, and it looks like Apple’s digital assistant is correct. The Cupertino company just confirmed the date for the 27th WWDC, which will be held in San Francisco, and it will focus on Apple’s four software platforms – iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS.
While WWDC may sound like a boring event for non-developers, it is also when Apple makes interesting announcements on what we can expect from the company’s software platforms in the coming months. Take last year for example, Apple unveiled Apple Music during WWDC, as well as iOS 9 and Mac OS X El Capitan. This time round, rumours are saying that Apple will rename its Mac OS X to MacOS, and maybe unveil the Apple Watch 2 as well.
“With four innovative operating systems and a new, intuitive programming language powering over 1 billion devices worldwide, there has never been a more exciting time to bring our developer community together. WWDC 2016 is going to be a landmark event for developers who are coding in Swift, and building apps and products for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. We can’t wait for everyone to join us — in San Francisco or through the live stream.” — Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
Those who are interested can apply for tickets at the WWDC website starting today till Friday, 22 April 2016. Tickets will be issued randomly and developers will be notified by the following Monday, 25 April 2016.
WWDC 2016 activities include:
- over 1,000 Apple engineers supporting more than 150 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS technologies in their apps;
- access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, and best practices for enhancing an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
- the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS developers from around the world — last year, 80 percent of developers attended for their first time, and in total, more than 70 countries were represented;
- a series of get-togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
- engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with trailblazers and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
- the Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad®, Apple Watch®, Apple TV® and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.