Apple Announces WWDC 2017

One of the events that Apple hosts every year is its World Wide Developer Conference. Apple has announced that its 2017 World Wide Developer Conference will take place between June 5th and June 8th, 2017. Typically, the announcement of this event occurs on average, 58.8 days before the beginning of the World Wide Developer Conference, for 2007 to 2016. The shortest number of days is 41 in 2010 and the largest number was 89 in 2008.

Year Announcement Date WWDC Day 1 Days Between
2007 May 1st June 11th 42
2008 March 13th June 9th 89
2009 March 26th June 8th 75
2010 April 28th June 7th 41
2011 March 28th June 6th 71
2012 April 25th June 11th 48
2013 April 24th June 10th 48
2014 April 3rd June 2nd 61
2015 April 14th June 8th 56
2016 April 18th June 13th 57
2017 February 16th June 5th 110

If we add in 2017’s information. The numbers have changed slightly. The shortest number of days is from 2010 with 41 days. But 2017 is the earliest that Apple has announced the event, with 110 days. This means that the new average number of days is 64.5 days before the event.

From 2003 until 2016, Apple held the conference at Moscone West in San Francisco. For 2017, the location has changed. It will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. The 2017 Conference is not the first time that WWDC will be held in San Jose. From 1989 until 2002, the event was held at the same venue. At that time it was called the “San Jose Convention Center”.

There my be a few reasons for the change. The first is that Moscone West will be undergoing some construction over the summer. This means that it may not be possible to host the WWDC Conference for the dates that Apple wanted. The amount of time to get from Apple’s Headquarters in Cupertino, to Moscone West is approximately an hour. The fact that Moscone West is undergoing construction is the primary reason. However, the choice for using McEnery Convention Center is its proximity to the Apple Campus. McEnery is approximately a 15 minute drive from both Apple’s current campus, 1 Infinite Loop, as well as their new Apple Campus 2 location. This short drive means two things. The first thing it means is that there may be more access to Apple’s engineers. This access would be not be only for the presentations, but also for the hands-on labs that Apple has for developers.

The last possible reason, which is purely speculation, is that the close proximity would allow the media to tour the new Apple Campus, if they are not given a look prior to WWDC.

Registration to get a tickets to WWDC 2017 will be on Monday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Similar to the last few years, the process of getting a WWDC ticket will be made by random selection. As one might expect, you must be a registered Apple Developer, with either a personal account or an enterprise account. As with previous years, Apple will also be announcing the process for applying for a scholarship in the future.

It is anticipated that Apple will discuss both iOS 11, tvOS 11, watchOS 4, and macOS 10.13 at the WWDC 2017 keynote. The keynote should take place on June 5th, 2017 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, if tradition is anything to go by.

WWDC 2017 will be a good conference for those developers who are able to get a ticket to attend.