After Siri ‘leaked’ WWDC 2016 dates earlier this morning, Apple has sent out a press release announcing its 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference for June 13-17.
The Monday keynote will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for the first time, while the rest of the week’s sessions will reside at Moscone West.
Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said in a statement to iPhone in Canada “With four innovative operating systems and a new, intuitive programming language powering over 1 billion devices worldwide, there has never been a more exciting time to bring our developer community together.”
Schiller also noted the event will be live streamed, adding “WWDC 2016 is going to be a landmark event for developers who are coding in Swift, and building apps and products for iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS. We can’t wait for everyone to join us — in San Francisco or through the live stream.”
Apple also notes 350 WWDC Scholarships will be available for the second year in a row, while 125 recipients with “financial limitations” will be granted travel assistance, so they can have the opportunity to participate. The conference will have over 1,000 Apple engineers on hand to provide assistance to developers.
Developers looking to attend WWDC can apply for a ticket starting today through April 22 at 10AM PDT, with the selection process being random, as demand usually outstrips supply. Those eligible to purchase a $1599 USD ticket will be notified by Monday, April 25 at 5PM PDT.
Last September’s special event took place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which has a seating capacity for 7,000 people. This could be a hint something big may be announced at the keynote.