Apple announced on Thursday the dates for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017. The event will return to San Jose, California from June 5 to 9, and only 5,000 developers will get to attend.
At the gathering, 1,000 company developers will speak to the public and share their insights about their proprietary OS, APIs, and SDKs. Tech enthusiasts will also likely get some exclusive details about the latest Apple products in the works.
Facebook’s developer conference will also take place at the very same venue in San Jose from April 18 to 19. This year’s edition of the F8 promises to be very exciting with the social network shifting its focus toward media and original content.
Apple WWDC 2017: When and where
2017’s edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
The event is returning to its original venue after more than a decade of the company holding it at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. 2016 had Apple split the WWDC between Moscone West and the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
As usual, the Conference will happen in June, from the 5th to the 9th in this occasion. However, don’t expect to get in so easily, for there is a catch to attend the annual developers gathering.
How to get tickets for Apple WWDC 2017
Since the demand to enter the WWDC has gotten so high during the last couple of years, Apple has not only moved back to its older, bigger venue but also established a special system to sell tickets.
Anyone who wants to go and check out the latest news in development from company insiders can register on the official site. However, Apple will have a lottery to choose 5,000 attendees randomly.
The lucky ones who get selected will then have an option to purchase a ticket. Speaking to the press, the company’s SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller has said tickets will cost the same as last year: $1,599 each.
What to expect from Apple WWDC 2017
What everyone wants to know, of course, is any detail he or she can get about the next generation of iPhones. Being this a developers’ conference, though, it would be wise to expect only news about Apple’s operating systems.
iOS 11 is scheduled to arrive along with the iPhone 8, so those in attendance have a decent chance of catching an early glimpse of the OS as well as some Siri advancements.
Other systems from the firm like tvOS and watchOS will also be prominently featured, perhaps hinting at a new version update coming later in the year. MacOS recently upgraded to Sierra but remains a large part of Apple’s ecosystem.