Apple Officially Announces Dates for WWDC ’19 – Here’s What to Expect

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Apple on Thursday officially announced that its yearly Worldwide Developers Conference will kick off the first week of June.

The 30th annual WWDC will take place from Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, according to an Apple press release.

Apple typically announces new software products at WWDC, including updates to iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.

The announcements of iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 are undoubtedly on the table. And for iOS specifically, it’s shaping up to be a big year due to a slew of pending design changes and new features.

But the Cupertino tech giant also regularly uses WWDC to unveil new hardware products. While WWDC ’18 was “all about software” and didn’t feature any new device launches, there’s no reason to expect WWDC ’19 to be devoid of hardware announcements.

A past Bloomberg report, for example, suggests that Apple is considering giving a teaser of its upcoming modular Mac Pro at this year’s developers conference. Of course, it’s still a bit early to make any firm bets. But we’ll likely learn more about the conference and its contents as the date approaches.

WWDC typically kicks off with a keynote address on the first day of the conference. While Apple didn’t announce the time of the 2019 keynote, it typically takes place at or around 10 a.m.

Tickets are priced at $1,599 but are sold based on a lottery system, due to the popularity of the event. Developers who’d like to attend WWDC’ 19 will be able to register for that lottery starting this morning. Only developers selected via lottery will be able to purchase tickets.

To be eligible for the lottery, developers must have been a member of the Apple Developer or Apple Developer Enterprise programs as of March 14, 2019 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.

As it usually does, Apple is also making 350 WWDC Student Scholarships available to students and members of STEM organizations, which include admission, free lodging, and a free year of Apple Developer Program membership. The winners of those scholarships will be chosen from applicants who submit a three-minute, interactive experience created using Swift Playgrounds.

Registration for WWDC ’19 will stay open until March 20, 2019 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The winners of the ticket lottery will be announced the same time the next day, March 21.

This is the third consecutive year that Apple has held WWDC at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, which is notably where the first WWDC was hosted. Though the location has changed, the conference always takes place in early June.

Developers or anyone else who can’t attend the event will be able to live-stream it through the dedicated WWDC app for iOS and Apple TV.

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