Apple Announces WWDC 2017 Takes Place June 5-9 in San Jose

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple today announced that WWDC 2017 will run Monday, June 5 through Friday, June 9 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.


    WWDC is returning to San Jose for the first time since 2002. The conference had been held in San Francisco since 2003. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller told The Loop that downtown San Jose is closer to Apple's headquarters in nearby Cupertino and will provide a "great environment for developers."
    Schiller said he expects WWDC 2017 to be about the same size as previous conferences--about 5,000 developers and 1,000 engineers. But given the venue's closer proximity to Cupertino, more Apple engineers will be able to attend since they will not need to take an entire day or week off to commute to San Francisco.
    San Jose should be a more affordable location for attendees as well, while an early February announcement allows for cheaper airfare.

    Tickets will be offered by random selection for $1,599. Ticket lottery registration opens Monday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Those that plan on registering must be a member of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program as of February 16 at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time.

    WWDC, or the Worldwide Developers Conference, is where Apple unveils the latest versions of its software platforms, which this year is likely to include iOS 11, macOS 10.13, and new versions of tvOS and watchOS. The opening keynote has sometimes included other big announcements, such as new Macs and iCloud.

    "Technology alone is not enough," said Apple. "Technology must intersect with the liberal arts and the humanities, to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward. This summer we bring together thousands of brilliant minds representing many diverse perspectives, passions, and talents to help us change the world."

    Apple said the conference will be live-streamed on its WWDC 2017 website and through the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

    Article Link: Apple Announces WWDC 2017 Takes Place June 5-9 in San Jose
  2. Appleaker macrumors 68020

    Jun 13, 2016
    Wow this is quite early, especially since they're supposed to be holding a March event as well.
  3. MI MacGuy macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2014
    Good stuff! Google I/O and Build Conference in May, WWDC in June.

    Pretty sad that out of those three, WWDC is the one I'm least excited about this year.
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040


    Jan 24, 2005
    St. Louis, MO
  5. jonnyb macrumors 65816

    Jan 21, 2005
    Rye/London, UK
    I like the new graphic. Although the Apple logo is still there, it makes a change from the 'Apple logo made out of coloured shapes' approach.
  6. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    I can't wait to see what magical new products, services and software Apple has to show the world.
  7. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2012
  8. tridley68 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 28, 2014
    Might have to look into purchasing tickets this is going to be a stellar year for Apple.
  9. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    we will all be disappoint ios 11 etc isnt gonna be what we all want it has taken just now to make ios 10 good so not excited
  10. Zaft macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    Hype I guess.
  11. BornAgainMac macrumors 603


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    Apple is the only conference that I know of that uses a lottery system to get in. I wonder if they will follow the tradition and preview new iOS and MacOS updates for the keynote itself? Apple Street view ready to preview? Maybe something VR related for a change?
  12. BoltmanLives, Feb 16, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017

    BoltmanLives Suspended


    Feb 10, 2017

    Build May 10–12, 2017 tickets available for 8 hours at $2,195 each then they sold out. Apl did June to re-jigger parts of WWDC17 after they figured a month should allow a "better message" , they learned they "need time" from last years Studio/Macbook pro within a day HW compared fiasco.

    One thing I highly appreciate from Apl is now I can use EDGE on my Surface Pro 4 to watch the yawn fests and not have to dig out of my work bag the old iPad Air they gave me and hardly anyone uses at work...thank you.
  13. azentropy macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2002
    Probably because of the first location change in years.
  14. Omar_19x macrumors newbie


    Feb 13, 2017
    I can't wait for this year's Dub Dub De Ce !!!
  15. AngerDanger, Feb 16, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2017

    AngerDanger macrumors 601


    Dec 9, 2008
    Always nice when a clairvoyant graces these forums.

  16. fokmik macrumors 68040

    Oct 28, 2016
    i hope this doesnt mean we will have no event until then...i still hope an event for new ipads, and new imac/mac mini
  17. Supermacguy macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2008
    Thank Odin they finally announced the dates far enough in advance to make plans!
  18. adrianm2000 macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2012
  19. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    My Magic 8 ball gives me the answer "Outlook not so good".

    It's right too, I hate using Outlook.
  20. crsh1976 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2011
    San Jose? Are they shooting for biggest suburban show in the Valley instead of painting downtown SF in Apple colours as usual?
  21. ILuvEggplant Suspended


    Jul 28, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA
  22. MrGimper macrumors 603


    Sep 22, 2012
    Andover, UK
    Wonder if it'll be another year when WatchOS is the only Wow.
  23. BoltmanLives Suspended


    Feb 10, 2017
    Nah wait for the hardware event....the new price will be another "Wow"
  24. Jsameds macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2008
    The pic just gave me some proper nostalgia for GTA 1.

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