WWDC 2018 returns to San Jose, runs June 4 to 8



Apple will
kick off its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference on
June 4.

The week-long event, which will offer the first
previews of Apple’s next big software updates, will again be held
in the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. Developers can
register for tickets starting today until 10 a.m. on March
22.

WWDC is one of the biggest events in Apple’s calendar. It’s
where the company showcases what’s to come with its software
updates this fall. We’re expecting to see iOS 12, macOS
10.13.4, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 previews — as well as an update
for HomePod.


If we’re
lucky, we’ll also see some updated hardware. Recent rumors have
claimed that Apple could be planning
a refresh for the MacBook Air
, which is expected to get a
Retina display (finally!) and a cheaper price tag. A new
9.7-inch iPad may
also be in the pipeline
.


Register
for tickets today!


Developers
can apply for tickets to WWDC 2018 starting today. The deadline
is 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 22. Being first to register
doesn’t guarantee you a ticket, however; Apple uses a lottery
system to select attendees due to overwhelming demand for
tickets every year.


To be
eligible to apply, you’ll need to have been a member of the Apple
Developer Program or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of
March 13 at 10 a.m. Pacific. If you open an account now just to
get a WWDC ticket, you’re going to get rejected.


Apple will
start accepting scholarship applications on Monday, March 26.
The company says that 350 scholarship tickets, which come with
free accommodation, will be available to students and members
of STEM organizations this year.

Apple press release: WWDC 2018


Cupertino,
California — Apple today announced it will host its 29th annual
Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 4 through
June 8. The McEnery Convention Center will be home to the
world’s most creative developer community, who come together
every year to share unique perspectives and learn about the
future of Apple’s breakthrough products and services.

Every year, WWDC provides an opportunity for millions of
developers to learn more about how to create new experiences
across Apple’s platforms for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple
TV, Mac and HomePod. A broad range of robust developer APIs,
including SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit, GymKit, MusicKit,
ResearchKit, and CoreML, give developers new ways to help users
take command of everything from their health and homes, to how
they get around, shop and learn. Last year at WWDC Apple
debuted ARKit, and since then, developers with apps in every
category on the App Store have embraced inventive ways to
engage customers with virtual experiences overlaid in the real
world.

The App Store is the most vibrant software marketplace in the
world. Available in 155 countries across iOS, macOS, watchOS,
tvOS and iMessage, the App Store gives Apple customers access
to millions of apps to make their lives easier, enrich their
passions and connect with people around the globe. Developers
and Apple enthusiasts everywhere can live-stream the conference
on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV as well as
through the Apple Developer website.
Developers can apply for tickets from now through March 22 at
10 a.m. PDT via the WWDC website. Tickets are issued through a
random selection process, and developers will be notified of
application status by March 23 at 5 p.m. PDT.

Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community.
Up to 350 WWDC Student Scholarships are available this year,
providing students and members of all STEM organizations an
opportunity to earn a free ticket to WWDC. Students can now
visit the WWDC website for details on how to apply.


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