Apple has confirmed when its annual developer conference – WWDC – will be held in 2017
Apple will hold its annual developer conference – WWDC – in San Jose this year.
The World Wide Developers Conference, nicknamed WWDC, will be held on the week of June 5th 2017.
Registration for the exclusive event will start on March 27th.
Apple usually kickstarts its developers' conference with a keynote address where it offers third-party developers and customers a sneak peak at some of the software features coming to its iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS operating systems later in the year.
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That means Apple fans can expect to see the first glimpse of iOS 11, which is rumoured to bring substantial improvements to voice assistant Siri, as well as allow Apple Pay transfers between contacts in iMessage.
macOS 10.13 will also make an appearance on-stage.
Last year, Apple previewed the new messaging features for iMessage. The Cupertino-based company also unveiled its dramatic redesign to Apple Music.
News that WWDC 2017 will be held in San Jose – after spending the last 13 years in San Francisco – was revealed by Jim Dalrymple of The Loop.
Mr Dalrymple had the opportunity to speak with Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.
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“We’re ecstatic that Apple has chosen to host its WWDC 2017 in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley and site of the very first WWDC,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told The Loop.
“We look forward to working with Apple to create a special experience for the thousands of attendees who will visit San Jose for this marquee event.
"And on behalf of our entire city, I’d like to extend a warm invitation to Apple developers, partners and enthusiasts from around the world to join us in Downtown San Jose as Apple unveils its latest innovations."
Apple Senior VP Schiller revealed WWDC 2017 will be around the same size as previous conferences.
It will be hosting some 5,000 developers and 1,000 engineers at San Jose's McEnery Convention Centre – much closer to Apple headquarters, in Cupertino.
The conference will be live-streamed through the Apple Developer website (developer.apple.com/wwdc) and on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.