WWDC 2018 Dates Possibly June 4-8 at San Jose Convention Center

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Apple has yet to announce dates for the 2018 edition of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, but there's evidence to suggest the event may take place between Monday, June 4 and Friday, June 8 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, the same venue where WWDC 2017 was hosted.


First, we've heard from a reliable source who says WWDC will in fact return to the McEnery Convention Center for the second consecutive year, after having been hosted at the Moscone Center in San Francisco between 2003 and 2016.

Next, we've discovered that the McEnery Convention Center is already booked with other events during the second, third, and fourth weeks of this June, leaving the first full week of the month as the only available window for WWDC 2018, barring the rare possibility that Apple shares the space with other events simultaneously.


- June 4-8: WWDC 2018 (?)
- June 11-14: O'Reilly Velocity Conference
- June 17-21: DataWorks Summit and Hadoop Summit
- June 26-28: Sensors Expo & Conference

WWDC has been a June affair since the 2000s, and it generally falls within the first half of the month, so June 4-8 is a very real possibility. We haven't confirmed the dates with Apple, however, so it might be a good idea to wait for the company to officially announce WWDC 2018 details before booking accommodations.

Apple revealed the dates for WWDC 2017 with a press release exactly one year ago today, which was a lot earlier than usual, likely because of the change in venue. Last year excluded, the announcement has generally been in April.

WWDC is where Apple unveils the latest versions of its software platforms, which should include iOS 12, macOS 10.14, and new versions of tvOS and watchOS this year. The opening keynote has sometimes included other big hardware and services announcements, such as iCloud in 2011, the first MacBook Pro with a Retina display in 2012, the current Mac Pro in 2013, and new iPad Pros in 2017.

WWDC 2017 hosted around 5,000 developers and 1,000 engineers. Given the San Jose Convention Center's closer proximity to Apple's headquarters in nearby Cupertino, more Apple engineers are able to attend since they don't need to take an entire day or week off of work to commute to San Francisco.

Tickets will likely cost around $1,599 and be distributed randomly through a lottery. Those interested in attending should make sure they are enrolled in the Apple Developer Program prior to Apple's official WWDC 2018 announcement to ensure eligibility, as this has been a requirement in years past.

Apple simply doesn't have enough room for everyone to attend WWDC, but it will likely provide a live stream of the opening keynote and share videos of developer sessions on its WWDC website, and through the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. MacRumors will also provide coverage of the event.

In addition to WWDC, a variety of other developer events should take place throughout the same week in San Jose, such as AltConf and Layers.

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m4mario

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For people who are asking why its not Steve Jobs Theater. Thats because WWDC is not just one 2 hours keynote. The keynote is just the start of the event. There is a need to accommodate thousands of Developers across multiple parallel events for 5 days. That would disrupt regular work at Apple Park and I doubt that there are multiple event venues available inside Apple Park.
 

mtneer

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Wonder what they are going to call the next version of MacOS? When will they branch out of California?

I wonder if O'Reilly and the others will protest at all if Apple wants their dates? Especially if the convention center is owned by the city, can they claim a form of "eminent domain" in favor of their most powerful corporate citizen?
 

Dave245

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Personally I hope we see the rumoured 13” MacBook or an iPad Pro with Face ID, I have a feeling not tho and those will come later in the year.
 

Relentless Power

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Last years WWDC was a cluster in my opinion. If felt very haphazard and cramped.
Your not factoring They cover a lot of material in a short amount of time, so it will appear ‘Cramped’ with the debut of the new OS’s, And add the iPad Pro’s that was launched, HomePod announcement, ect. Thats a lot of information to cover rather quickly. I thought it went well and I look forward to WWDC in June.
 
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Relentless Power

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Curious to see iOS 12 More than anything and what changes we can expect over iOS 11, being I think Apple is well aware of some of the displeasure with That current OS.
 
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Dave245

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Curious to see iOS 12 More than anything and what changes we can expect over iOS 11, being I think Apple is well aware of some of the displeasure with That current OS.
I think they will focus on bug fixes, performance enhancements and throw in some new features for good measure. Im interested to see if we will get the rumoured 13” MacBook thats supppose to replace the Air or the rumoured iPad with Face ID, if they are holding it at the same place as last year I think we may well see some product updates.
 
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