Apple has announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be held from June 3 to June 7, 2019, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. WWDC is an event organized by Apple to showcase its new software and technologies for software developers
While both the dates and location were previously reported out by MacRumors, the company has now officially confirmed the details.
The event is held every year in which Apple offers a keynote speech on the first day, followed by a week of developer sessions. The keynotes generally announce software updates to the macOS, iOS, and watchOS operating systems, sometimes with updates on tvOS for the Apple TV, as well as other hardware or services. This year, developments to Mac Pro hardware and simultaneous Mac/iPad app are expected among the ones to be announced.
The registration for the event is open today and ends on March 20 at 5 p.m. Pacific. Since thousands of developers attend the event each year, a random ticket lottery is now held each year to determine admission. Applicants for this year’s lottery will be notified of their confirmation status by March 21 at 5 p.m. Pacific.
Due to the plethora of registration applications, Apple says that it will live-stream the event through its WWDC apps for iOS and Apple TV, as well as to computers over the web. Video of WWDC educational sessions is also expected to be available through the Apple Developer website.
Moreover, tickets are priced at $1,599 each for developers who are members of Apple’s developer programs. The company will also offer up to 350 free tickets and free lodging to STEM students and organization members in a scholarship program.