Apple confirms WWDC 2016 will take place on 13 June

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Apple's WWDC will kick off on 13 June at a keynote that will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. The rest of the week's events will be held at Moscone West

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Apple has confirmed that its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take kick off on 13 June at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

The remainder of the week’s sessions will take place down the street – or a few blocks away if you speak American – at the Moscone West venue.

Apple usually uses the event as a kind of state of nation on its progress and strategies around iOS, OS X, WwatchOS and TVOS.

‘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’
– PHIL SCHILLER, APPLE

It is widely expected that Apple will use the occasion to drop the OS X brand name for its Mac operating system and will instead adopt MacOS, in keeping with its overall branding strategy.

Last year’s WWDC saw the unveiling of Apple Music and Apple News, split-screen modes for iOS 9, the Swift programming language going open source, reproductive health added to HealthKit and new features in OS X El Capitan.

Developers can apply for tickets via the WWDC website between now and 10am (PDT) Friday 22 April.

“With four innovative operating systems and a new, intuitive programming language powering more than 1bn 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 livestream.”

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Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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