Apple recently announced that its annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) this year would be held from 5th to 9th June 2017 at San Jose McEnery Convention Center. The yearly event will showcase new iterations of the company’s software including iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS and such.
This is quite a big change for Apple. The Cupertino company usually host its WWDC events in San Francisco, and it’s the first time in over a decade to be held somewhere else. This is likely due to the fact that the conference’s usual location, Moscone West, will be refurbished in June. In addition to that, the new venue is about the same size as Moscone Center, with the capacity for about 5000 developers and 1000 Apple engineers, and is much closer to Infinite Loop and Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino.
So, what will Apple announce at the event? On top of the usual sessions for developers, the company will likely introduce iOS 11, macOS 10.13, and major updates to tvOS and watchOS. There is also a chance that Apple could announce some new Mac devices at WWDC 2017. Sadly, if you were hoping to see the iPhone 8, you’ll need to keep waiting because Apple usually launches new iPhones towards the end of the year, most likely in September.
If you are interested in joining WWDC 2017 this year, registration opens on Monday, 27 March 2017 at 10:00am PDT. The opportunity to buy tickets to the conference will be offered by random selection. Do note that you must be a member of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program. It’s not cheap either, if selected, you will be charged US$1,599 – that’s about RM7,130.
Check out Apple now to find out more about WWDC 2017.