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WWDC 2016 Decorations Going Up at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Ahead of Monday's Keynote Event

Apple today began decorating the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, which is where the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote will be held on Monday. Crews have started putting up window decorations, and rainbow-colored flags, and as the weekend progresses, we should see additional banners and signage.

This year's Worldwide Developers Conference website, app, and media invites have all featured a simple but colorful dark theme, and it's likely signs and banners will adopt the same aesthetic.

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Decorations have not yet started going up at the Moscone Center, where the rest of the conference will take place. Apple typically starts decorating Moscone West on Tuesday or Wednesday during the week ahead of WWDC, but an event that took place at the venue through Thursday may delay decorations until later today.

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This year's keynote event will feature the debut of iOS 10 and OS X 10.12, along with new versions of watchOS and tvOS. We may hear more details on Apple's App Store changes, and we could see updates to some services, like Apple Pay. For full details on what to expect, make sure to check out our WWDC roundup.

Apple will provide a live stream of the WWDC keynote on the Apple TV and on iOS and Mac devices through its website. MacRumors will also provide live coverage of the event for those unable to watch, both on MacRumors.com and through our MacRumors Live Twitter account.


Update: Apple has also begun decorating Moscone West, and the first parts of the Apple logo have gone up on the window.


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8 months ago
macOS here we come.

Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago

You don't think the flags in the picture are from Apple even though they have the Apple logo on?

Would you like to try re-reading that post?
Rating: 5 Votes
8 months ago
Dark Mode is coming!
Rating: 4 Votes
8 months ago
Where is my "10" banner? :D
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago
Banners going up outside of Moscone, banners inside are draped in black cloths as usual.
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago
Waiting to see the iOS 10 & OS X or MacOS logos!! 
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago
Loving the rainbow Pride Month flags on the outside too, even though they don't have anything to do with it.
Rating: 3 Votes
8 months ago

Nice to see the mods have gone through and deleted people's content / comments/ posts like crazy in this thread. Okay way to sensor viewpoints you don't agree with, MR. Shame.

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The LBGT discussion is way off-topic in this thread because the flags have not been erected by Apple and are not even flying at the same venue. If they were Apple's flags, this thread would be hosted in the PRSI forum and free discussion would be allowed. Because they are not, posts have been deleted to keep discussion on-topic. It is not a case of censorship.
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago

So are the rainbow flags Apple's or were they already there?

They are not Apple's. Has as been mentioned many times ... already there .
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago

Dark Mode is coming!


Dark Mode to see all the light bleeding that's for sure!
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