The Apple company announced the 28th edition of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the event that annually brings together the worldwide developer community of Apple platforms. WWDC 2017 will be held June 5-9 in San Jose, California.
We were also surprised to see that Apple has already officially announced the WWDC this year. The company usually does this in mid-April, but February has not even ended and we already have the event confirmed.
However, there is a change of location. The WWDC 2017 will be held in the city of San Jose, specifically at the McEnery Convention Center. It is a huge enclosure located in the heart of the city and a few miles from Mineta International Airport. The change is not bad, but we wonder: Why this premature confirmation and why this change?
First of all, let’s summarize some basic facts. The WWDC is the most important event Apple does every year, where thousands of developers and engineers come together to see what’s new in software and services (and sometimes hardware) they have prepared for their devices. This year we will see the announcement of iOS 11 and macOS 10.13, whose details are still completely unknown.
It always seems like the WWDC was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, but that’s not true. The event began in 1988 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, until Apple decided to move it to Moscone West in San Francisco in 2003. So it’s not just a change, it’s a comeback.
This year the apple company is in a hurry. Mid-February is a very early date to announce an event which will take place in June. This makes it difficult to make predictions about what we will see there.
Those who want to register to attend the Apple WWDC 2017 will be able to do so from March 27. Of course, the records are exhausted in a matter of seconds, so it should be very, very fast. Last year Apple had organized a lottery system for tickets. It might be the same this year and if you win the lottery then you will have to pay 1599 dollars.