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Apple Makes Early Announcement on WWDC Date, Returns to San Jose

[Update 2/20] MacRumors is reporting that Apple will hold a March hardware-related event.  

It might be only February, but Apple already has its sights set on June.

The company announced today that its annual WWDC conference will run Monday, June 5 though Friday, June 9 at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. The conference returns to San Jose after moving to San Francisco in 2003.

As in years past, Apple is expected to announce its latest versions of macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. There’s no word yet whether Tim Cook & Co. will make any Mac or iPad announcements.

Recent rumors have pointed to a possible Spring event that might produce new hardware. However, it’s worth noting that Apple has previously announced WWDC dates in April. This “early” February announcement could be a signal that there will be no March event and thus, no spring hardware releases. 

Related news: APFS (Apple File System) comes to iOS with Update 10.3

Registration for WWDC 2017 opens Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. PDT. According to Apple, the opportunity to buy tickets for $1,599 will be offered by random selection. To register, you must be a member of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program. The conference will also be live-streamed at Apple’s WWDC page.

Below is just some of what to expect at WWDC 2017, according to Apple:

  • Sessions: Get the in-depth technical details you need to build the next generation of apps using newly announced Apple technologies.
  • Hands-On Labs: Learn more about implementing new technologies into your code with expert advice from Apple engineers in a collaborative group setting.
  • Consultations: Make an appointment with Apple experts for personal one-on-one help on user interface design, app distribution, marketing, analytics, and more.
  • Guest Speakers: Enjoy your lunch while watching engaging and entertaining talks given by industry experts and luminaries.
  • Get Togethers: Meet with like-minded developers and Apple experts for engaging and motivating conversations around specific topics.
  • Special Events: Take advantage of exciting experiences around the city all week, and celebrate with an incredible bash on Thursday.

What do you think of Apple’s early WWDC announcement? Let us know in the comments!

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