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Apple Announces WWDC 2016 in a Really Odd Way [Updated with New Information]

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Update: Apple has now confirmed the date of WWDC 2016 being June 13th – 17th. The location of the event will be the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on the 13th and Moscone West the 14th – 17th (thanks William!). Tickets for the event are available now through Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT for $1,500 each with the same lottery rules as previous years applying.


Original Post – It looks like Apple’s announcing WWDC 2016, and I say “looks like” because they’re doing so via Siri. If you ask Siri when WWDC is, she’ll respond back that it’s scheduled for June 13th – 17th in San Francisco. Check out what 9to5Mac got back:

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However it’s not explicitly stated here, it’s probably safe to assume the location of the conference will be Moscone West since an event like this would be well suited in a venue such as this one.

As noted by 9to5Mac, Siri was saying earlier today that WWDC hasn’t been announced yet, so this very well may be the official announcement we’ve been waiting for from Apple. It’s just highly unlike them to announce such an event via their personal assistant. Usually, developers would receive emails stating when WWDC would occur followed by an official statement on the company’s website alongside logo. Nothing like that’s here, however expect it to pop up soon.

If you wanna try to get Siri to tell you when WWDC 2016 is, activate her by either yelling, “Hey Siri!” or holding down your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch’s Home button and asking, “When is WWDC?” Let us know if you’re successful via Twitter @mbeddedmaximum.

WWDC 2016 is set to be the place where we’ll get our first glimpse at new versions of iOS, OS X (with a rebranding to “macOS?”), tvOS, and watchOS. It’s also rumored to be the location where Apple will announce new, thinner MacBooks with more USB-C ports.

What are you excited about for WWDC 2016? Let us know in the comments!


Here’s Apple’s official press release for WWDC 2016 for reference alongside a screenshot of what the new look of WWDC appears as:

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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 13 in San Francisco

DEVELOPERS CAN APPLY FOR TICKETS NOW & MILLIONS WORLDWIDE CAN WATCH SESSIONS STREAMED LIVE

CUPERTINO, California — April 18, 2016 — Apple® today announced that it will hold its 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), hosting the creative talent behind the world’s most innovative apps, from June 13 through 17 in San Francisco. At WWDC, Apple’s developer community comes together from all corners of the globe to learn about the future of Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X®, watchOS® and tvOS™.

Monday’s kickoff events, including the keynote address, will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rest of the week’s conference sessions will take place at Moscone West.

“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “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.”

Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/) now through Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. 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 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. For the second consecutive year, there will be up to 350 WWDC Scholarships available, giving students and STEM organization 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 ever-growing app ecosystem (developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships/). Additionally, this year, we will provide travel assistance to up to 125 scholarship recipients to ensure aspiring developers with financial limitations have an opportunity to participate.

WWDC 2016 activities include:

  • over 1,000 Apple engineers supporting more than 150 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS technologies in their apps;
  • access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, and best practices for enhancing an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
  • the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS developers from around the world — last year, 80 percent of developers attended for their first time, and in total, more than 70 countries were represented;
  • a series of get-togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
  • engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with trailblazers and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
  • the Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad®, Apple Watch®, Apple TV® and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.

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.

Visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2016 website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/) to apply for a ticket, as well as for updates and more information.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

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