We’re one month away from the event Apple fans and developers wait for every year, the World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC). This year, WWDC 2017 will be coming to us on June 5th – 9th and be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The McEnery Convention Center was the original home of WWDC through 2002. This event is primarily for developers and there will be numerous workshops on various Apple technologies.
The Keynote will begin on the first day at 10 AM. It will provide an opportunity for the press to get an up-close look at what’s coming. Apple fans have an interest in this annual event as well since it provides insight into what to expect from Apple in the coming months. This is a forward-looking event but the Keynote also affords an opportunity to take a look back at the previous year.
Early in the Keynote, we will likely hear about Apple’s environmental efforts, overseas business, sales numbers, Apple Scholarships, Design Awards and more. There is always anticipation regarding what’s new and what’s coming.
All About The Software
WWDC is primarily about software so we anticipate discussion on the latest versions of Apple OS’s; iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. It is unclear at this point if we can expect to hear about the latest hardware. This usually occurs at other events but news on MacBook, iPad, and iPhone and more are always on our minds. Apple services like Apple Music and Apple Pay will likely be on the topic list as well.
Based on previous reports, it seems inevitable that Apple will be introducing a Smart Speaker with SIRI. This will be Apple’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa.
Catch It Live
As in previous years, parts of this five-day event will be streamed live. You can view the conference on the Apple website or through the WWDC app for iOS or the Apple Events App for AppleTV. A number of videos on various topics should be made available to view during and after WWDC.
This year’s WWDC event logo paraphrases a quote from Steve Jobs; “Technology alone is not enough. Technology must intersect with liberal arts and the humanities to create new ideas and experiences that push society forward.”
Apple, as well as other companies, have succeeded in applying this philosophy to the development of the products and services we use today. Looking forward to June 5th.