Rumors about this year’s WWDC date came in mid-February – now it is officially confirmed. Apple will be in San Jose, California this June 3-7 to showcase all the major upcoming releases for iOS, macOS, and Co at the Developer Conference.
Apple has today released the special WWDC page, where you can again apply for one of the coveted tickets and scholarships. The motto is “Write code, Blow minds.” A ticket costs, as usual, $1599, the distribution is due to the high demand for the lot principle. Registration is open from now until March 20th – important: Developers must be signed in to Apple’s paid developer account before March 14th to apply for a ticket.
“WWDC is Apple’s biggest event of the year. It brings thousands of the most creative and dedicated developers from around the world together with over a thousand Apple engineers to learn about our latest platform innovations and to connect as a community,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Our developers are incredibly passionate about creating the next generation of mind-blowing experiences for the world through apps. We can’t wait to get together with them and share what’s next.”
Apple notes that there are more than 1.4 billion devices now running iOS, macOS, watchOS or tvOS.
First Beta of iOS 13 is Expected!
For WWDC Apple CEO Tim Cook will bring back some interesting innovations this year. Of course, a first comprehensive look at iOS 13 and a corresponding first beta for developers is expected. Last year, iOS 12 was the focus of the opening keynote for nearly an hour, with all of its new features, which should be just as extensive this year with iOS 13.
Also, there are macOS 10.15, watchOS 6 and tvOS 13 in terms of software. Incidentally, what is planned for innovations is not yet known.
Opening Keynote on June 3rd
The WWDC19 will take place again at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. According to the Apple website, about 350 sessions are planned. The opening keynote will take place on the 3rd of June and will be streamed live as usual. Like every year there is also an app from Apple, which informs about the topics of the WWDC.
Student? You can go for FREE!
Students are also welcome at Apple’s developer party. Last year there were about 350 students at the event. This year, students can even get a free admission ticket including accommodation. Register before March 24 via the Apple website. An effort is required because Apple asks you to show creative or programming skills and to hand in an app or Swift Playground. Not for beginners, though.