I present to you All the exclusive facts behind Apple WWDC 2017.The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC, also referred to as “dub-dub”) is a conference held annually in California by Apple Inc.The event is used by Apple to showcase its new software and technologies for software developers. Attendees can participate in hands-on labs with Apple engineers, and in-depth sessions covering a wide variety of topics.
WWDC began in 1983 in Monterey, California. Until 2007, the number of attendees varied between 2,000 and 4,200; however, during WWDC 2007, Steve Jobs noted that there were more than 5,000 attendees. The WWDC events held from 2008 to 2015 were capped, and sold out at 5,000 attendees (5,200 including special attendees).
WWDC 2017 (stylized as WWDC17) is currently ongoing till June 9, 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, which will be the first time since 2002 that the conference takes place in the city. Expected announcements include major software updates to iOS, watchOS, macOS, as well as tvOS and a sneak peek of the Siri speaker.
Recap of Previous WWDC
WWDC 2015 was held from June 8 to 12, 2015 in Moscone Center West in San Francisco. The major announcements were the new features of iOS 9, the next version of OS X called OS X El Capitan, the first major software update to the Apple Watch, the June 30 debut of Apple Music, and news that the language Swift was becoming open-source software supporting iOS, OS X, and Linux.The Beer Bash was held at the Yerba Buena Gardens on June 11. Walk the Moon performed there.
WWDC 2016 was held from June 13 to June 17, 2016 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and Moscone Center West in San Francisco. The announcements at the event included renaming OS X to macOS, the new version named macOS Sierra, as well as updates to iOS 10, watchOS 3, and tvOS 10.
Apple proclaimed that the keynote would be the largest ever for developers; this became the reality when they allowed third-party developers to extend the functionality in Messages, Apple Maps, and Siri. Cisco Systems and Apple announced a partnership at the 2016 WWDC.Cisco APIs, accessed through Cisco DevNet, were to have greater interoperability with Apple iOS and APIs.
The keynote was more about software updates and features, as no new hardware was introduced. Apple released the Home App that works with HomeKit as a control center for all third-party applications which provide functions for the home. Also, Swift Playgrounds was announced as an iPad exclusive app that helps younger people learn to code with Apple’s programming language Swift.
Expectations from WWDC 2017
There have also been about half a dozen independent reports claiming that Apple will unveil a brand new Siri Speaker at WWDC 2017 to take on the Amazon Echo and Google Home.On the software side of things, Apple will obviously reveal new versions of each of its major software platforms like Apple Music.
After all, this is the Worldwide Developers Conference. Expect to get an exciting first look at new versions of macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and we’ll of course get our first taste of iOS 11. There is a whole lot of features apple is bringing on board.Visit our homepage to get a full live telecast of the whole event.