Apple has announced today that after five days of submissions of ticket applications for this year’s WWDC, the process has been completed and the lottery winners for the tickets have been informed of their successful application.
Apple hosts its annual Worldwide Developers Conference every year in June, and for the last 13 years has been holding it in San Francisco. This year, however, the coveted developers’ event in going back to where it started: San Jose. Every year, hundreds of thousands of ticket applications pour in after Apple announces the event date and venue. A draw then takes place to select the winners, after which they are notified by email that their application was successful and a ticket receipt is also attached.
Worldwide Developers Conference is where Apple traditionally launches the major updates to all its major operating systems, including iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and macOS. This year, iOS 11 and macOS 10.13 are expected to be launched at the event, in which around 5,000 developers, selected from the ticket application draw, and some 1,000 Apple engineers will be attending the event in San Jose.
For those attending, Apple has announced that the company has been working with city businesses to provide “very special experiences” around the town, which hints that the keynote presentation and the Conference are not going to be only attractions during the time it is held. WWDC ’17, to be held from June 5 to June 9 this year, will commence with the keynote presentation, and also include lectures, hands-on labs for developers, and a chance to meet the engineers who have worked to create the Apple products that have changed the world time and again.
Some of the rumors circulating about the launch of iOS 11 have hinted that the next major update to iOS will feature a much-awaited Siri revamp, as well as changes to iMessage and the introduction of group video calls on FaceTime. Stay tuned for more news and rumors.