The 2017 WWDC will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose from June 5 to June 9, 2017 (US time). Since 2003, WWDC has been held in San Francisco. I wonder if Apple will move WWDC back again this time. What is the moral of San Jose? Before the answer is revealed, let's briefly understand the WWDC related information:
The Apple Global Developers Conference (English:,
Apple Worldwide Developers Conferenceabbreviation: WWDC) is an annual Apple conference held in California, USA. The main purpose is to show the latest software and technology to designers of related software for the company ’s products. In addition, on the first day of each WWDC, Apple will hold an opening keynote for the public to introduce users and developers to the upcoming release or release of software products and technologies (such as the preview version of the new iOS, the new OS X), and New hardware products (such as new iPhone, Mac)
The first WWDC was held in Monterey, California in 1983, and this time WWDC did not have relevant details because the participants need to sign a confidentiality agreement. At this conference, people witnessed the appearance of Lisa, the world's first personal computer with a graphical interface. In fact, the early WWDC was just a conference about developer participation. Many of Apple ’s heavyweight news will not be announced at WWDC, but will be announced at the annual shareholders ’meeting twice a year. At this time, WWDC is just a week-long developer event, from Monday to Friday, giving developers more opportunities to interact with Apple software engineers.
In the next year, at the WWDC conference in 1984, Jobs introduced the second graphical interface personal computer to developers, the famous Macintosh computer. Also, since 1984, WWDC began to be an open conference, and was open to the media at 10 am on Monday. In addition, Jobs usually does not announce new products during the meeting, and will not bring surprises until the end of the meeting on Friday.
In 1990, Apple shifted its focus to mass products. At that time, Apple CEO John Scali and operations director Michael Spindler vowed that Apple could use low-end and portable Macintosh to reoccupy the market and attract and retain new users as soon as possible. To achieve the goal, QuickTime is launched.
The WWDC in 1997 was Apple ’s first conference after acquiring NeXT, and it also focused on efforts to use OpenStep as the basis for the next generation of Mac OS. The project at the time was to introduce a new system called "Rhapsody", which was based on an
OpenStep version and modified its appearance to better match the look and feel of the Mac, the "yellow box", and the "Macro" that allowed existing Mac applications to run under OS simulations. Blue box ". 1997 was also the year that Steve Jobs officially returned to Apple, although his identity has become a consultant. Jobs did not give an official speech at the conference, but he answered more than an hour of questions in the question section.
When Apple introduced iMac that year, Jobs showed Carbon in his speech. Developers can use Carbon to port their old programs to Mac OS X. Jobs spent a lot of time demonstrating the characteristics of Carbon, encouraging developers to start porting existing applications for the new system.
Steve Jobs's wonderful speech made WWDC interesting, and its strict confidentiality is also decreasing. The release of PowerBooks G3 was a surprise. 50 units were delivered on site, followed by the first developer preview of OS 8.6, OpenGL, Java 2 and Mac OS X. It looks no different from the official version two years later.
The few years that Jobs returned in 2001 seemed to be related to the new operating system. This year, OS X has been on the shelf, and developers are working hard to debug Cocoa applications. Jobs showed a series of flat panel displays and said that all new Macintoshes will install OS X, which is two months ahead of the original plan. Mac OS X Server was also unveiled, as well as the new Power Mac G4 to run enterprise-level tasks.
Before 1998 and 1999, Jobs explained the new system OS X to developers. In 2002, he launched Sherlock3, Rendezvous, Quartz Extreme, and the address book, and released OS X 10.2 Jaguar, one for each participant. At the same time, Jobs also officially announced that Apple will no longer carry out related development of OS 9, and held a simulated funeral to let people bid farewell to OS 9.
In 2003, the stage of the Moscone Center was bigger, a new season of cats also appeared, and Apple gave a gift. One person and a powerful iSight camera, Safari launched a stable version. But what people really care about is the G5 processor, which has been developed for 10 years, and the PowerMac G5 large chassis with G5 installed. In addition, Mac OS X 10.3 is previewed, and a series of new versions such as iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD are also released. program.
The professional workstation computer "Mac Pro" used to replace the PowerMac G5 series was released at the WWDC conference in 2006. Xserve server also released an update, also equipped with dual-core Xeon processor. Apple computer operating system Mac OS X v10.5 "Leopard" preview was also released at the conference, including full support for 64-bit Xeon processor applications, Time Machine (file restoration), comes with Boot Camp, Front Row and Photo Booth software, and published "Spaces" virtual desktop function, improved Spotlight search technology, Core Animation, assisted use of program technology, enhanced Mail software, new Dashboard features, and updates to Dashcode and iChat.
In 2008, WWDC released the App Store, new iOS and Mac OS X versions, OS (iOS) 2.0 dedicated to the iPhone, and new hardware for the iPhone 3G. At the same time, Apple released MobileMe and began to get involved in cloud platform services.
Jobs failed to attend this WWDC due to illness, and Vice President Phil Schiller and others completed the keynote speech of this session. Released iOS 3.0, updated the full range of MacBook Pro products, and also released iPhone 3Gs, which is also the first iPhone to officially enter the Chinese market.
The 2010 WWDC keynote was mainly used to release the iPhone 4. The configuration of this phone was once again stunning to the audience, becoming
the most important model in the history of the iPhone. The iOS 4 released at the same time added multi-tasking, application folders, iBooks, FaceTime voice calls, the mail application supports conversational browsing and a unified inbox, and the iOS system has become more complete.
In 2011, Jobs stepped onto the stage of the speech for the last time and released iCloud, OS X Lion, and iOS 5. On August 24 of the same year, he resigned from Apple's CEO position and died on October 5. Since this year, WWDC is no longer a stage for the release of a new generation of iPhones, and it is normally postponed to the original Music Event.
The 2012 WWDC was the first WWDC conference hosted by Apple ’s new CEO Tim Cook. It launched a heavyweight hardware product, the MacBook Pro, known as “MacBook Pro with Retina display” (MacBook Pro with Retina Display), and introduced the new features of OS X Mountain Lion, iOS 6 and Siri, and also announced that in iOS Apple changed Google ’s map to a 3D version of the online map designed by itself, and changed the icon of the map application.
At the 2013 conference, iOS 7 was unveiled. The new icons and color schemes adopted a popular flat style. The camera application has also undergone major upgrades. You can change the shooting mode by sliding the screen, and a new filter function has been added. And released a new generation of MacBook Air and
Mac Pro. Apple also showed OS X Mavericks, iOS 7, iWork for iCloud, and a new music streaming service called iTunes Radio.
The new operating system OS X 10.10 was released at the 2014 WWDC conference, named Yosemite. The newly added iCloud Drive can also share cloud data between Mac and iOS. The system changes mainly come from the new global search (Spotlight) And browser Safari. At the same time, the new system iOS 8 was released, and the health management system HealthKit and a health management software Health were added. The most important thing is the release, which is a multi-programming paradigm and a compiled compilation language used to write languages for Mac OS / OS X, iOS, Watch OS, and Tv OS: Swift.
The 2015 WWDC conference released OS X El Capitan, iOS 9, and Swift 2. In addition, the Apple Music streaming music service debuted as "One More Thing". The watch OS 2 released at this conference will undoubtedly make a good start for the next chapter of Apple Watch.
IOS 10 and MacOS Sierra were released at the 2016 WWDC conference. The biggest highlight of WWDC 2016 is the opening and opening of software such as Siri and iMessage on multiple platforms.
The 2017 WWDC will begin at 10 a.m. June 5, US time. Apple is expected to announce the new iOS 11, mac OS 10.13, watch OS 4, tv OS 11, and new Mac notebooks, iPad and other hardware products at this press conference. In addition, there may be rumors of Siri speakers.
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