WWDC 2017 kicks off June 5 in San Jose

Apple today
confirmed details
for its 28th annual Worldwide Developers
Conference, where it will preview its next major
updates to macOS, iOS and its other software platforms.

This year’s event
kicks off June 5 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose,
California, and you can apply for tickets starting March 27.

This year’s
event, where 5,000 developers will be invited to preview new
products and meet Apple engineers, will take place just minutes
Apple’s cushy new headquarters in Cupertino

Apple says
it is working with the city of San Jose and local businesses to
celebrate WWDC 2017 with “very special experiences” around the
city throughout the week. Attendees will find great hotels,
restaurants and entertainment within walking distance of the

McEnery Convention Center

this year’s event, which runs June 5 through June 9, Apple is
likely to preview iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11.
It could also provide updates on platforms like SiriKit,
HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay — and even surprise us with some
new hardware.

“We look
forward to working with Apple to create a special experience
for the thousands of attendees who will visit San Jose for this
marquee event,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “And on
behalf of our entire city, I’d like to extend a warm invitation
to Apple developers, partners and enthusiasts from around the
world to join us in Downtown San Jose as Apple unveils its
latest innovations.”

Over the
years, WWDC has been held at a number of locations throughout
the San Francisco Bay Area.

WWDC was born at the San Jose Convention Center way back in
1988. This remained its home for the following 14 years before
Apple switched to San Francisco’s Moscone Convention Center in
2003. After 13 years, Apple switched last year’s
conference to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, also in San

Developers will have the opportunity to apply for tickets to
this year’s event starting March 27. Just like last year,
Apple will employ a lottery system to pick attendees, but
live-streams of its keynote will be available through the
for iOS and Apple TV.

The Loop

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