It’s official: Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. This will be the 30th WWDC, and Apple is expected to show off iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and more. The company just sent out invites to media.
Knowing a date for WWDC 2019 is excellent for remote viewers who will be standing by to soak up the news, but developers who wish to attend will still most likely need to do so through Apple’s lottery system. Even then, most developers in attendance will need to shell out $1,600 for a prized ticket. According to Apple’s blog post, tickets will be issued through a random selection process, with developers being notified of their application status by 5 p.m. PT on March 21. Those interested in registering to attend will need to do so before March 20 — otherwise you’ll have to make do with the livestream.
“WWDC is Apple’s biggest event of the year. It brings thousands of the most creative and dedicated developers from around the world together with over a thousand Apple engineers to learn about our latest platform innovations and to connect as a community,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in the blog post. “Our developers are incredibly passionate about creating the next generation of mind-blowing experiences for the world through apps. We can’t wait to get together with them and share what’s next.”
Usually, the annual conference is where Apple shows off its new software, which makes plenty of sense since it’s a conference for developers. Often, however, the company also uses the occasion to show off new hardware. Hardware releases can include new iPads, a cheaper HomePod, and accessories — mobile devices like the iPhone and Apple Watch are usually reserved for events in the fall.
While a refreshed MacBook line just arrived — we could see even more new computing hardware on June 3.
Be sure to stay tuned to Digital Trends as we find out more about the details of Apple’s big event.
Updated on May 22, 2019: Digital Trends has just received its invite — take a look.