Apple is bringing its annual World Wide Developers conference back to San Jose, Calif. Some 16 years ago, Apple used to hold WWDC at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. WWDC 2017 returns to Sans Jose instead of halls of Moscone West or the stage at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
WWDC 2017 will be held during the week of June 5, 2017 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. WWDC 2017 will bring all Apple’s platforms with it – macOS, iOS, watchOS, and tvOS. Registrations for the event will begin on March 27, says Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing. An early announcement for a new venue will give developers plenty of time to make travel arrangements to attend the show in March.
“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,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “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.”
Schiller said that San Jose has an added benefit of being close to Apple’s Cupertino headquarters making it much easier for the company to handle logistics, especially getting engineers on site.He further added that downtown San Jose is going to provide a great environment to the attendees.
The WWDC 2017 is going to be of the same size as the last year’s event – about 5,000 developers along with 1,000 engineers. There won’t be any change in the ticket pricing for the event. The event will be streamed and developers who could not attend the event will have on-demand access to the conference sessions.