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Each June, Apple holds its Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, California, giving thousands of developers from around the world a chance to meet up with Apple engineers and sit in on valuable workshops and software sessions.

Apple has not yet announced the dates for its 2016 conference, but based on scheduling information available from the Moscone Center, it appears there's only one narrow window that's potentially available -- June 13 to June 17.

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Dates in red are unavailable at Moscone West​

During the first, second, fourth, and fifth weeks of June, Moscone West is booked for a Travel Association Luncheon, a Biotechnology Industry Organization conference, an International Society for Stem Cell Research convention, and the Red Hat Summit. There's nothing on the calendar for the third week of June, suggesting that's when Apple will use the facility.

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Since 2007, Apple has held WWDC during the first few weeks of June, and the conference has always taken place at Moscone West due to the large number of attendees, so while there's no concrete information pointing towards Apple's WWDC plans, June 13 to 17 is a very solid guess based on past events.

At WWDC, Apple holds a keynote event on the first day to introduce new software and new products. In 2016, we could potentially see new Macs or other hardware, and we will get our first look at OS X 10.12 and iOS 10. Apple's 2015 event was software and service centric, focusing on iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, watchOS 2, and Apple Music.

Article Link: Apple's 2016 Worldwide Developers Conference Will Likely Take Place June 13 to 17
 

Jeremy1026

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Hotel is potentially booked, lets hope these are the right dates and that I 'win' the lottery.
 

ArtOfWarfare

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HalfLife 3 confirmed.

Seriously though - when is Apple going to update the 13" rMBP? It's been 316 days now... this seems to be an extremely long gap in updates for what I believe is Apple's most popular computer (I'm not mistaken, am I?) Historically updates have been no more than ~280 days apart for it.
 
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BornAgainMac

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I cannot wait to hear what iOS 10 is going to give us.

This is my wish list:
One feature is either multiple accounts or at least a guest mode. For example, you should be able to let someone use your iPad without giving them access to everything. Siri should also be updated with new voice and more capabilities (at least keep up with the others). It would also be nice to search for broad categories like "Games" and the home screen will show just games. Or show me apps I opened up last week.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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Plot twist: the spaceship is finished by June and WWDC is the grand opening!

I don't think that's at all realistic, is it? That would put it months ahead of schedule, plus we've seen video of what it looked like less than a month ago... that looked like it still required a solid year or more of construction until it's finished, to my untrained eye.
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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It would also be nice to search for broad categories like "Games" and the home screen will show just games. Or show me apps I opened up last week.

You can easily accomplish #1 by just using folders. #2 you access by double tapping the home button - it shows you all the apps you've opened, with the most recent ones being nearest the front. After some point in the stack, you'll be looking at apps you haven't opened in over a week.
 

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Waiting for MR forum crowd to spin how this WWDC scheduling news means Tim Cook should resign.....


As expected, Tim has no regard for hot temperatures and how exhausting airline travel is these days.
Might as well sit in his cushy office with his private jets.

Stop sticking it to those who make you money, Tim.

Why can't Tim figure out how to give tickets to everybody?
The Apple lottery is so flawed.

What about the diversity in assigning the tickets and stop rubbing your liberal viewpoints into our developer faces?

Pay your taxes, like true Americans do.

Hopefully #1 feature is to remove cobalt from all the batteries.

Go back to fixing your crapware and don't come up with new buggy stuff that
nobody wants. We do need more EMOJI!

Fix maps, it sends me endlessly around my block in my city in the wrong one way direction. Talk about Infinity Loop.


That guy doesn't deserve 1 penny and would be fired if he worked for me.

PS: What about the Mac Mini and bigger batteries?
 
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profets

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So what does everyone think - after having iOS, tvOS, watchOS, do you think we'll see OS X renamed to macOS? Maybe even simplify the version numbers to drop the '10.' prefix? macOS 12.0?
 

ghost187

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They must be very confident about the features they have in stock for iOS 10 if they are giving away some decent features with iOS 9.3 (f.lux, password protected notes, some decent additions to notes and health app, etc...).
 
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SMIDG3T

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The most popular event Apple hold but for me the event in September is the biggest, the iPhone event!!
 

LordQ

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So what does everyone think - after having iOS, tvOS, watchOS, do you think we'll see OS X renamed to macOS? Maybe even simplify the version numbers to drop the '10.' prefix? macOS 12.0?
For coherency and consolidation, I like the sound of that.
 
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macduke

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Too bad it's a week later this year! Hopefully they put that week to good use, haha. I'm interested to see if they add some more pro features to the iPad to make it more of a productivity platform. This is the big 10 year! So who wants to place bets on it being called iOS X? Although if you consider the history of the Mac, the X was a big change involving NeXT and the complete overhaul. It's unlikely we'd see that this year, but anything is possible. It's absolutely crazy that this will be the 10th version of iOS. Where does the time go??
 

macnewbie91

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Perhaps iOS X will ditch the app grid and allow for a more advanced looking operating system on the home screen.

Hopefully Apple will (finally) release OS XI. If not, I guess we'll be stuck on Mac OS X forever.
 
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