Sunday, 26 February, 2017

Apple will ditch San Fran for San Jose for WWDC 2017

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Theresa Hayes | 17 February, 2017, 00:56

Apple has announced it is holding WWDC 2017 from June 5th to June 9th, with a big change from previous years: the conference will be held in San Jose, at the McEnery Convention Center. Of course, San Jose has the added benefit of being close to Apple's Cupertino headquarters, which should make logistics much easier for the company, especially when it comes to getting engineers on site. The WWDC conference will be held in San Jose, California.

How do i get tickets to WWDC 2017?

This year's WWDC will open Monday, June 5, with a keynote led by CEO Tim Cook and backed by a supporting cast that will nearly certainly include senior executives Craig Federighi, who runs the company's software engineering groups, and Philip Schiller, Apple's lead marketer.

The conference has been held at the city's Moscone Center for some years now, but will coming to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose this time around. We can expect Apple to showcase the next major updates for iOS, macOS and possibly for tvOS and watchOS. The event will give developers the chance to meet and engage with more than 1,000 Apple engineers. That venue last hosted WWDC in 2002 and was noteworthy for then-CEO Steve Jobs holding a mock funeral for Mac OS 9. That means if you aren't already in Apple's developer programs, you don't qualify for a conference pass. Registration is scheduled to open March 27 at 10:00 a.m. PDT, with the opportunity to purchase tickets being offered by random selection.

As usual, Apple will provide a live stream to the keynote and all of the developer sessions.

Apple hasn't given an exact timescale for when tickets will be available, but developers will be able to apply some time in the spring.