According to the official announcement, Apple will hold the 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. The event will start on June 5 inviting developers from different spheres to turn their passions into the next great innovations and apps that customers use every day across iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac.
Each year the most talented and eager developers from all over the world gather together to dip in the Apple’s breakthrough platform technologies ranging from programming languages like Swift to breakthrough developer APIs like SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit and CarPlay. The most inspiring thing about the conference is that Apple encourages developers to continue working on incredible experiences for every aspect of customers’ lives and improve the way they manage their smart homes, cars, health and more for over one billion active Apple devices.
This year, the conference will leave San Francisco and move to San Jose as Apple has grown dramatically. As far as everything got more expensive in San Francisco, it made sense to move to a quieter city.
Apple’s decision only works for participants’ benefit since WWDC 2017 will be held just minutes from Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino. Thus, developers will be lucky to talk to more than 1,000 Apple engineers who will be glad to impart their experience and knowledge.
The McEnery Convention Center will offer a great hotel, restaurant and entertainment options for the conference participants. Apple has not only prepared a number of get-togethers, sessions and labs for the developers, it is also working on some very special experiences around San Jose that are kept secret so far.
The tickets for the WWDC 2017 will be available for purchase this spring. The conference will be also live-streamed through the Apple Developer website and on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
Earlier this month, Apple unveiled a renewed focus on the Apple TV after the company had hired Timothy D. Twerdhal, the chief of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, to run its television operations.
Now, Apple is testing a new, fifth-generation Apple TV that is expected to be released this year. The new box, internally codenamed “J105”, will manage to stream ultra-high-definition 4K and more vivid colors. Thus, Apple hopes to boost Apple TV sales as consumers increasingly upgrade to 4K television sets. The company didn’t disclose how many Apple TVs it sells, but Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri admitted in a recent interview that sales decreased year-over-year from the 2015 holiday season to this past 2016 holiday period.