Siri Says WWDC Starts on June 13

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Siri Says WWDC Starts on June 13

Have you tried asking Siri about WWDC? If you haven’t, then try asking iPhone’s digital assistant, and it’ll tell you that the much-awaited Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will start on the 13th of June.

Siri will also tell you that the said conference will be held in San Francisco. Unfortunately, the date that the assistant specified hasn’t been announced yet on Apple’s website. It does suggest that the information may have gone a little early, don’t you think?

When you ask Siri for more information, the digital assistant points you to Apple’s WWDC website. But the site displays information about last year’s conference.

While the information counts as an unofficial or official confirmation, the dates provided are already known according to the schedule information at the Moscone West. Since January of this year, the Moscone Center is booked for the entire month of June, except the third week of June as it’s reserved for Apple’s said conference.

What is WWDC?

It’s a conference of which Apple will offer previews of its next big releases for its OS X and iOS. Mostly, it focuses on hardware news. But you should expect that this event will concentrate on Apple most major platforms. It would also focus on how developers could build more apps.

Going to WWDC offers several advantages to developers. It’s like the Coachella of the filthy hipsters. In other words, it’s a must-attend event for developers and other technical experts.

But it’s harder to get into it, unlike the Coachella. In the US alone, there are more than 275,000 developers. The number doesn’t include Mac developers. Out of those people, only 5,000 can get to walk and attend the event.

The event is held for five days and conducted in San Francisco. Those who are fortunate to obtain a ticket, they can have an early look at the additions to iOS and OS X. It also offers them detailed guidance through several sessions hosted by Apple engineers. Developers can also have the chance to have one-on-one time with engineers at Apple at the labs. They can also connect with hundreds to thousands of other developers.

Last year, attendees were able to install a pre-release version of iOS. Getting that before the competition is a huge advantage for them.

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are sold out quickly.

The solution for the ticket problems is that Apple could expand it to the whole Moscone Center, instead of just focusing on Moscone West and expand the days of the conference. The company could also split Mac and iOS development into separate events. In this way, developers cold attend one or both.

However, increasing the conference size might mean that the benefits of WWDC would be lost. The rare opportunity of having a one-on-one meeting with Apple engineers would vanish if the company would increase the size to 25,000, rather than allowing only 5,000 attendees.

Now, if the company follows its tradition, it’ll announce the future of its software during the WWDC. It means that it’ll offer demo for its iOS 10 for the first time and updates for Mac, tvOS and watch OS, among others.

Are you guys excited about this event? Let us know in the comments below.


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Author: Jane Danes

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