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Apple on Thursday morning announced the return of its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, which, for the first time in years, will be returning to the sub-Cupertino metropolis of San Jose, California. The annual developers expo will be held at the McEnery Convention Center beginning on the 5th of June, 2017, and running straight on through until June 9th, according to Apple’s official press release.
WWDC is Cupertino’s annual gathering of the most brilliant minds in the app, software, and hardware development spaces — app developers and engineers from all around the globe, who will come together as one, applying their passions, and expertise fostering the development of Apple’s next-generation of apps and technological innovations, which will be utilized daily by iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac users, alike.
Apple uses WWDC as a place for developers to come together and find inspiration and encouragement in learning about the Cupertino-company’s breakthrough developments, particularly those relating to platforms ranging from SiriKit, HealthKit, HomeKit, CarPlay, and even app development for iOS, tvOS, macOS, and watchOS, via the company’s proprietary app programing languages — such as Swift, for instance.
Unlike in years past, however, when WWDC had been held at the famed Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, the event will be held this year in San Jose, California — just a stones throw distance from the company’s forthcoming Campus 2, aka ‘The Spaceship’. The event will provide developers a unique opportunity to connect with thousands of Apple engineers, engaging with them, and finding inspiration and insight to help advance the development of exciting new apps and technologies.
“These Apple technologies inspire developers to continue creating incredible experiences for every aspect of customers’ lives and improve the way they manage their smart homes, cars, health and more for over one billion active Apple devices,” Apple said in its official press release.
Like in years past, Apple is also expected to unveil the next iterations of its mobile and desktop software platforms — including iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Additionally, we could see a few new products launch at WWDC this year, as well; however, the event, for the last few years, has been more exclusively geared towards software development.
Developers from around the world who are looking to attend the conference will be able to register and obtain tickets starting later on this spring. And for the rest of us, particularly those who want to get in on the action and learn about what Apple is up to, the event’s keynote address will be live-streamed on Apple’s official Developers website, as well as via the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available, and be sure to follow us for all the breaking news and exciting updates from the event, as they unfold.