WWDC 2017 Keynote Date And Time Confirmed Through Media Invites
Apple has sent out media invitations for WWDC 2017 opening keynote, confirming date and time, with the event being the opening for what is the company’s annual developer gathering.
This year’s opening keynote will take place at the McEnery Convention Center beginning on Monday, June 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern.
As has been the case in past years, Apple is expected to give the press, developers and anyone following along at home their first look at what iOS and macOS will look like when released later in the year. New technologies, many of which developers will need to get to grips with in double quick time in order to get their apps ready for the big update, often set the tone for what new hardware devices may be announced in the coming months. This year all eyes are on iOS in particular, with the iPhone 8 expected to arrive in September bringing with it a huge new redesign.
While Apple’s invitations to media events usually up the ante by offering colorful graphics and a tagline that has everyone scrambling to decipher what it could possibly mean, this year’s invitations are surprisingly low-key. Hopefully this is not a sign of things to come though, as the WWDC opening keynote is one of the most eagerly anticipated events Apple puts on during the year.
While the days following the keynote are hugely beneficial to developers, it is that opening couple of hours that has the world’s attention.
Alongside new versions of iOS and macOS, at WWDC 2017 Apple is also expected to have a new version of watchOS and tvOS ready to show developers, and while there also continues to be one rumor which has the company outing its own Amazon Echo competitor during the keynote as well. Hardware releases are not normally WWDC fare, but Apple has been known to tear up its own rule book before on more than once occasion.