Apple’s WWDC Set for June
Developers can apply for a ticket on the WWDC website now through March 22 at 10 a.m. PDT.
Heads up, developers: Apple just announced that its 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place from June 4 through June 8.
The conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, Calif. If you’re interested in attending, you can apply for a ticket on the WWDC website now through March 22 at 10 a.m. PDT.
“Tickets are issued through a random selection process, and developers will be notified of application status by March 23 at 5 p.m. PDT,” Apple wrote in a news release. Tickets are limited, and expensive: one will set you back $1,599.
Meanwhile, budding developers may be able to snag one for free. Apple plans to award up to 350 WWDC Student Scholarships—including a ticket to the conference plus a one-year membership in the Apple Developer Program—to “talented students and STEM organization members.” Scholarship submissions open March 26; details on how to apply are available on the WWDC website.
If you don’t secure a ticket or scholarship, you don’t have to miss out completely. Apple will be livestreaming the conference on its developer website, as well as the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV devices.
WWDC is usually (though not always) a software show, with Apple showing off the newest versions of iOS and macOS. Last year at WWDC, Apple also unveiled a bunch of new hardware, including new iPad Pros, its Siri-backed HomePod speaker, the iMac Pro, and new iMacs.
As for what the company has in store this year, we’ll just have to wait and see.