While Apple has held the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco’s Moscone West conference hall for years, Apple has decided to move the location to San Jose for this year’s event.
Yesterday, Apple announced on its blog that this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference will be held in San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center which is “just minutes” away from Apple Campus 2.
It was speculated that Apple was making the move in order to have more space and invite more developers. However, according to The Loop, Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said that the location is the primary reason for the change, and that Apple will continue to host 5,000 developers.
The event will start June 5 and run through June 9. Developers will have the opportunity to work with more than 1,000 Apple engineers and attend sessions about creating apps and services for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac, as well as learn about software and other APIs including HomeKit, CarPlay, the Swift programming language and more.
Apple said that registration will open this upcoming spring, but didn’t give an exact date. In the Loop’s report, Schiller told The Loop that registration will begin on March 27 and the cost of the tickets will remain the same.
As we draw closer to the WWDC, we’ll see what Apple has in store for us as far as operating system features and new products.