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Apple Announces WWDC 2019 Kicks Off on June 3 in San Jose, Registration Open for Developers

Apple today announced that its 30th annual Worldwide Developers Conference will begin on Monday, June 3 and last through Friday, June 7, with the conference set to be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.

Developers are able to register to attend starting this morning. As Apple has done for many years, WWDC attendees will be selected using a lottery system because of the popularity of the conference.

Apple is pricing tickets at $1,599, and only developers who win the aforementioned ticket lottery will be able to purchase a ticket to attend.

To enter the lottery, developers must have been a member of the Apple Developer Program or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of March 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Registration will be open until March 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and developers who win a ticket will be notified by March 21 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time.
"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."
Developers who are chosen through the WWDC ticket lottery will be notified later in March. Apple is also making up to 350 WWDC Student Scholarships available to students and members of STEM organizations. Scholarships include a free WWDC ticket, free lodging, and a free one-year membership to the Apple Developer Program. Those who want to win a scholarship will need to create an interactive Swift Playground that can be experienced within three minutes. Apple is taking applications until Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PDT, with scholarship winners to be notified by Monday, April 15.

Apple's WWDC keynote is used to introduce new software, to debut new hardware products, and to allow the company to network with developers from around the world. This year, we are expecting Apple to introduce iOS 13, macOS 10.15, tvOS 13, and watchOS 6.

The keynote event will be held on June 3, which is when we'll get our first look at the new operating systems. Right now, it's not known if new hardware will make a debut, but we are waiting on news about Apple's upcoming high-end modular Mac Pro. Additional details about what we can expect to see will undoubtedly surface as the June conference date approaches.

Apple has been holding its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose since 2017, and the event always takes place right around the same time in June.

Developers who are not chosen to attend the conference will be able to live stream it through the Apple Developer website or the dedicated WWDC app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

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10 weeks ago
Hard to believe it's been almost 6 years already.

Rating: 23 Votes
10 weeks ago

Hard to believe it's been almost 6 years already.


Yeah, it seems like just yesterday I made this stupid image in response to all the people claiming the new Mac Pro looked like a garbage can:

That… that didn't really age well. :oops:

Rating: 19 Votes
10 weeks ago
Not worth attending anymore, sadly. And no, it's not the price.
Rating: 16 Votes
10 weeks ago
Let's see a mushroom cloud, a skull, an upside down star / pentagram, a lightning bolt, and devil horn hand sign all on a dark background. Illuminati and dark mode confirmed! /s
Rating: 11 Votes
10 weeks ago
That WWDC artwork depicts Apple's state of affairs.
Rating: 11 Votes
10 weeks ago
I used to book days off work to watch the live stream if the key notes they where that good. Never forget the moment SJ pulled out the 1st MBA from
An envelope, such theatre. Now I catch up with them from twitter, the day after- if I remember.
Rating: 10 Votes
10 weeks ago
I only have a few things on my software wish list this year:

* Dark mode for iOS
* Updated interface for iPad Pro to make it better suited for productivity
* Plug an iPad into a Mac and use it as an external display natively using USB-C and no third party app hackery
* Ability to mount USB-C drives on iPad Pro
* Improved HomeKit automation/scheduling
* Make text selection less buggy (finally)

As far as hardware, I hope we see a sneak peak of the new modular Mac Pro with a release date no later than early autumn (surprise release right after the event would be great) and updated iMac Pro and iMac hardware. I'm in the market for a desktop and would like to judge whether the Mac Pro would be worth it and if I could upgrade over time, or if I should go with a lower end iMac Pro or a higher end 5K iMac instead. I'd also like to see Apple designed displays offered in two sizes: 5K 27" and 6K 31.5".
Rating: 8 Votes
10 weeks ago
I wish the motto were:

"We're finally going to fix everything."
Rating: 8 Votes
10 weeks ago

People are going to get new regular iMacs that beat their iMac Pros and complain for the next 3 years just because.
Or they won't get one, and complain for the next 3 years.

Apple releases iMacs with new form factor: "Typical Apple, form over function."
Apple releases iMacs with same form factor: "Lazy Apple has lost its magic."

There is no winning here.

omg, they are doubling down on the trash can Mac Pro.

That's a toggle control.
Rating: 7 Votes
10 weeks ago
Thats a terrible graphic. You can see the demographic they are trying to entice here: Ariana Grande/Bieber/Cardi B gen z, $4,000 per month rent, thank u, next dev ops crowd.
Rating: 7 Votes

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