Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference could take place June 3 through June 7, according to recently leaked information.
While the Cupertino tech giant hasn’t officially announced the dates for WWDC ’19, MacRumors did some digging and found that there’s a good bit of evidence that the event will kick off on Thursday, June 3.
To start, it would make sense if this year’s annual WWDC event took place around the same time as last year’s event. For reference, WWDC ’18 took place June 4-8.
But the Apple site also spoke with a source that confirmed that a “large annual event of some kind” would be taking place June 3-7 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
- Apple has held its WWDC conference at McEnery for the last two years.
- The event itself has also taken place in June every year since 2007.
More than that, it appears that at least two other weeks throughout June already have large events booked at McEnery. The O’Reilly Velocity conference is slated for June 10-13, while the Sensors Expo is scheduled for June 25-27.
MacRumors also discovered a 2019 calendar on the City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs site (the city requires permits for large public events). That calendar revealed that an event titled “Team San Jose 2019 WWDC,” with Apple listed as the organizer, would take place on June 6 at the Discovery Meadow park.
It’s worth noting that, in the wake of the MacRumors report, the calendar has apparently been scrubbed of all references to WWDC and Apple. The site points out that this is likely just the company covering its tracks since that information has publicly leaked.
Still, the investigation is probably the clearest evidence we’ve seen yet that Apple will hold WWDC ’19 the week of June 3 at McEnery.
It’s worth noting that MacRumors also correctly predicted the exact dates of WWDC last year.
Apple will likely send out media invites to the annual conference within the next few months. Last year, for example, it announced its WWDC ’18 dates in March. With the conference set for June again, we may see a similar timeline this year.
As far as what to expect from WWDC this year, Apple will most likely announce its upcoming slate of software updates — including iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13.
While the company has debuted hardware products at WWDC in the past, it did not release any new devices at the event last year. That’s despite the fact that it had quite a few pending refreshers on the roster.
Still, we won’t be entirely sure what Apple has in store for WWDC ’19 until the conference itself. Or, at the very least, until some credible rumors nail down the event’s potential announcements.