Apple on Thursday announced that its annual WWDC developer conference will be held from June 5th through June 9th in San Jose, California. San Jose had been Apple’s location of choice in the past for WWDC, but the convention has been held in San Francisco in recent years. WWDC 2017 will mark the return of WWDC to San Jose, and the event will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
“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,” San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo told The Loop. “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.”
Apple marketing boss Phil Schiller confirmed to the site that McEnery Convention Center holds about the same number of people as the Moscone Center, which is where WWDC has been held in recent years. Apple expects approximately 5,000 developers and 1,000 engineers to attend the show this year, where the focus will obviously be Apple’s next-generation mobile platform, iOS 11. Next-generation versions of macOS, tvOS and watchOS will also be covered at the show, and Apple will stream its WWDC 2017 keynote live online.
More details can be found on Apple’s website.