It’s time. Apple CEO Tim Cook has just taken to stage to kick off this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017). This year the annual Apple developer show is happening in McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California as opposed to the usual Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Cook started it off by sharing some stats and numbers about this year’s conference, including the number of attendees present at event.
The highlights from his opening keynote session are as follows:
Promises to be the biggest WWDC yet
16 million registered developers on Apple Developer Program
Attendees from over 75 countries present at the venue
More student developers attending than ever before
4 major Apple platforms: tvOS, watchOS, macOS, iOS
A lot to talk about today. A LOT.
No company updates except that “Apple is doing great.”
6 important announcements today
Amazon Prime Video coming to Apple TV this year
Apple Watch is #1 smartwatch in the world
Apple Watch is #1 in customer satisfaction
We will be covering all the biggest announcements from today in detailed separate posts on RP. Make sure you keep checking our homepage for all the latest from WWDC 2017.
Update x1: WWDC 2017 keynote is now over. Apple announced iOS 11, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, watchOS 4, released beta 1 of these three platforms to developers as well as tvOS 11 for Apple TV. In addition to all this, Apple updated existing iMac line with improved and powerful internals, announced an all-new iMac Pro. Updated the entire MacBook range with new CPUs including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. Last but not the least, Apple also announced HomePod, its high quality smart speaker with Siri built right in. You can find details on each of these announcements at redmondpie.com/tag/wwdc-2017.