Sunday, 17 March 2019 21:48

30th year: Apple's WWDC set to 'blow minds' from 3-7 June

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Set to be held from 3 to 7 June at San Jose's McEnery Convention Centre, Apple will showcase the latest and greatest for all devices running iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS and is sure to deliver some mind-blowing surprises att its Worldwide Developer Conference.

Now in its 30th year, Apple promises its "biggest event will bring together the world’s most innovative and creative developers".

Proudly boasting of "more than 1.4 billion devices now running iOS, macOS, watchOS or tvOS", we're told that "WWDC 2019 will give attendees insight into the future of these platforms and work alongside the Apple engineers behind the technologies and frameworks developers rely on".

Indeed, we should expect iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, if not also watchOS 6 and new versions of iOS for tvOS and HomePod.

As Apple explains, "WWDC 2019 will deliver the latest Apple news from the keynote stage and celebrate the breakthrough work of developers who are creating new experiences in areas including machine learning, augmented reality, health and fitness, and more".

Indeed, we're promised that "this year’s program will feature technical sessions, hands-on labs and guest speakers to provide Apple’s existing developer community and the next generation of app developers with the knowledge and tools to help turn their next great idea into reality".

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice-president of Worldwide Marketing, said: "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.

“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.”

Apple advises that, "Developers can apply for tickets today through March 21 at 11 a.m. AEDT through the WWDC website. Tickets are issued through a random selection process, and developers will be notified of their application status by March 22 at 11 a.m. AEDT".

Refreshing the page brings up a different mind-blown face from Apple's range of Animoji's, with the character's mind literally blowing up with all manner of Apple app goodness.

Apple continues: "Developers and Apple enthusiasts everywhere can live-stream the conference on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV as well as through the Apple Developer website.

"Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from student developers spanning 41 different countries. Up to 350 WWDC scholarships are available this year, providing students and members of all STEM organisations an opportunity to earn a free ticket and lodging for WWDC. Details on how to apply are now available on the WWDC website".

Renowned Apple website AppleInsider has published an article entitled "Apple's SVP Phil Schiller hypes 2019 WWDC in rare podcast appearance", describing how Phil Schiller "made an appearance on a podcast on Friday, with the executive discussing the 30th World Wide Developer Conference for nearly an hour".

As AppleInsider describes, The Accidental Tech Podcast features "presenters and developers Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa hosted Schiller, in a recording published on Friday night", with "topics were mostly limited to WWDC, and Apple's focus at the event".

Click the image below to be taken to Apple's WWDC developer site. 

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