Apple has opened WWDC registration today for those planning on attending the event this year. Apple wants to make it clear, however, that the registering does not mean a person has a ticket. Once the registration period ends, there will be a random selection and those chosen for a ticket will purchase it for $1600.
To register, applicants must be an Apple Developer Program member or Apple Developer Enterprise member as of February 16, 2017. Eligible members must keep their standing through the end of the conference. Persons who registered after the February date are not eligible. Eligible members can register here.
Previously, they announced that it is bringing its Worldwide Developers Conference back to San Jose this year. The conference has been held in San Francisco ever since 2003, but will return to where the conference first began in 1998 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
Phillip Schiller, senior vice president of marketing, said in an interview with Mercury News that the company felt it was time for a change of scenery and listed a couple of reasons for their choice of location. “We were looking at this move from two angles. First, San Jose is closer to our new campus, and the fact that we’ll have over 1,000 Apple engineers taking part and working at the conference means we’d like to have it as close to Apple as possible. That would bring us the highest level of interaction with as many developers as we can. Secondly, we thought about the developers’ experience; and while both San Francisco and San Jose are amazing cities, we thought that for not just the conference, but for all the other activities that take place around it, this was a perfect time to be back where it all began.’’
The Worldwide Developers Conference is an annual press conference that brings developers from around the world to hear the new updates the company has in store and to take part in the numerous workshops the company provides at the conference. The event scheduled to take place the week of June 5.
Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS software. New hardware reveals are possible as well.