Apple has announced that it will hold its 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) from June 13 to 17 in San Francisco United States.
The event, which will be streamed live, will see Apple’s developer community come together from all corners of the globe to learn about the future of Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS.
“With four innovative operating systems and a new, intuitive programming language powering over 1 billion devices worldwide, there has never been a more exciting time to bring our developer community together,” Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing says. “WWDC 2016 is going to be a landmark event for developers who are coding in Swift, and building apps and products for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. We can’t wait for everyone to join us — in San Francisco or through the live stream.”
According to Apple, developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/) now through Friday, April 22. Tickets will be issued to attendees through a random selection process, and developers will be notified on the status of their application by Monday, April 25. There will be up to 350 WWDC Scholarships available, giving students and STEM organisation members from around the world an opportunity to earn a ticket to meet and collaborate with some of the most talented developers of Apple’s app ecosystem (developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships/). Apple will also provide travel assistance to up to 125 scholarship recipients to ensure aspiring developers with financial limitations have an opportunity to participate.
Worldwide Developers Conference sessions will be streamed live throughout the week via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/live/) and through the WWDC app, giving developers around the world access to the week’s news and events.