Apple WWDC 2017 confirmed for June 5th; registrations begin next month
Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference takes place during the middle of each year, at which point the company meets with devs to discuss the future of its products. Though WWDC is typically an early-June affair, we now have a confirmed date to pencil into the diary for this year's event: June 5th, 2017.
The event is largely focused around the software and firmware side of matters, so expect the next version of iOS to be a major topic of conversation. The assumed iOS 11 almost certainly won't reach end users until around September, when Cupertino will likely drop another new iPhone or two. But there will probably be some beta / preview action to dive into following WWDC, and hopefully, mobile fans will be treated to some exciting announcements regarding watchOS as well.
Those wishing to register for tickets will be able to do so from March 27th at 10:00 AM PDT, and a lottery will then take place. In times passed, straight-up general sales have seen WWDC tickets disappear within two minutes, so this way, everyone seemingly gets a fairer crack at the whip. The price of entry to the lucky winners? A cool $1,599-per-head.
A gathering that ordinarily takes place at Moscone West in San Francisco, renovations to the usual venue have forced Apple to relocate this year's WWDC to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. For those not in attendance, a live stream will be offered.
We'll throw a reminder your way when registrations begin, and if you don't plan on attending, we'll have in-depth, play-by-play coverage here at Phone Arena.
What changes would you like to see Apple announce? Let us know in the comments.