Apple has announced the dates and location of its 28th annual developer conference, WWDC. For the first time in a decade and a half the company will skip Moscone Center in San Francisco in favor of the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, with the event set to kick off on June 5 and run through June 9.
As usual, developers will get to learn about the next major releases of iOS, macOS, WatchOS and tvOS. It's not unheard of for Apple to introduce new or updated hardware products at WWDC too, but we'll probably know more about Apple's plans as the event draws. Just today Bloomberg reported that Apple plans to refresh its Apple TV hardware this year, with 4K support and possibly HDR. WWDC could give the company a venue to show off this rumored product but it would be a departure from previous years.
For what it’s worth, the event takes place around the the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone going on sale. Apple could also use the occasion for some related announcements, though if the company sticks to its release cycle the next iPhone is likely to be unveiled in September.
Like previous years, due to the large demand for tickets and limited space, Apple will be awarding tickets to attendees through a random selection system. Developers will be able to register for a WWDC ticket on March 27. Those that can't make it can still watch a select number of the more than 100 technical sessions through a live stream, including the initial keynote where the more relevant announcements happen.