蘋果稍早發布新聞稿，確認今年的WWDC開發者大會將於6/13～6/17在舊金山展開，首日的Keynote選擇在Bill Graham Civic Auditorium舉行，而接下來各開發者的研討會議，則如往例Moscone West進行，活動中將會有超過1000位蘋果工程師和各開發者做交流。
每年的WWDC都是蘋果發表新一代作業系統的場合，也是宣告新一代的硬體，包括iPhone、iPad、Apple Watch、Mac、Apple TV等，將會有什麼新功能。今年Keynote上如無意外，iOS 10、macOS、tvOS及新的Watch OS四種作業系統都發佈更新。
已經陸陸續續有一些iOS 10新功能的傳聞了，包括Siri voicemail、3D Touch延伸到控制中心、可客製的控制中心、使用者可在相簿裡更改EXIF數據、透過臉部辨識自動分類照片、支援多位使用者登入...等，也預計App Store會有較大的改變，包括引入讓開發商付費購買搜尋排行。
2016-04-19 11:49 發佈
「Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 13 in San Francisco
Developers Can Apply for Tickets Now & Millions Worldwide Can Watch Sessions Streamed Live
CUPERTINO, California — April 18, 2016 — Apple® today announced that it will hold its 27th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), hosting the creative talent behind the world’s most innovative apps, from June 13 through 17 in San Francisco. At WWDC, Apple’s developer community comes together from all corners of the globe to learn about the future of Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X®, watchOS® and tvOS™.
Monday’s kickoff events, including the keynote address, will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The rest of the week’s conference sessions will take place at Moscone West.
“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “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.”
Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/) now through Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Tickets will be issued to attendees through a random selection process, and developers will be notified on the status of their application by Monday, April 25 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. For the second consecutive year, there will be up to 350 WWDC Scholarships available, giving students and STEM organization members from around the world an opportunity to earn a ticket to meet and collaborate with some of the most talented developers of Apple’s ever-growing app ecosystem (developer.apple.com/wwdc/scholarships/). Additionally, this year, we will provide travel assistance to up to 125 scholarship recipients to ensure aspiring developers with financial limitations have an opportunity to participate.
WWDC 2016 activities include:
over 1,000 Apple engineers supporting more than 150 hands-on labs and events to provide developers with code-level assistance, insight into optimal development techniques and guidance on how they can make the most of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS technologies in their apps;
access to the latest innovations, features and capabilities of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, and best practices for enhancing an app’s functionality, performance, quality and design;
the opportunity to connect with thousands of fellow iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS developers from around the world — last year, 80 percent of developers attended for their first time, and in total, more than 70 countries were represented;
a series of get-togethers for attendees focused on particular topics with special guest speakers and activities;
engaging and inspirational lunchtime sessions with trailblazers and influencers from the worlds of technology, science and entertainment; and
the Apple Design Awards which recognize iPhone®, iPad®, Apple Watch®, Apple TV® and Mac® apps that demonstrate technical excellence, innovation and outstanding design.
Worldwide Developers Conference sessions will be streamed live throughout the week via the WWDC website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/live/) and through the WWDC app, giving developers around the world access to the week’s news and events.
Visit the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2016 website (developer.apple.com/wwdc/register/) to apply for a ticket, as well as for updates and more information.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.