Apple’s annual World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) is not only a key education and outreach event for Apple’s army of third-party developers, it’s also become one of its main events for announcing new products. We can count on new versions of macOS, iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and sometimes Apple announces new hardware, too.

Why Apple's WWDC Event is Even More Important in 2017

· John Martellaro · Analysis

Apple's WWDC 2017 Announcement

Apple’s annual worldwide developer conference isn’t just a technical conference for developers, rather, it’s a framework for Apple’s future ecosystem.

Gene Munster Predicts New Apple Products at WWDC

· John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

The Apple analyst Gene Munster, now with Loup Ventures, has provided his predictions for new and updated Apple products at WWDC—which starts June 5th. He includes a probability with each of the four items. Personally, I think the probability for a 10.5-inch iPad Pro should be a little higher, just because Apple is way behind in its iPad refresh cycle. But check out Gene’s estimates and see what you think.

Gene Munster Predicts New Apple Products at WWDC

Ford's Interest in Autonomous Cars, iOS 11 Wish List - TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-22

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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The car market just took an interesting turn because Ford’s new CEO was running the company’s autonomous vehicle division. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how what that means for the car industry and the other companies with autonomous vehicle aspirations. They also share some thoughts on what Apple may have planned for its iOS 11 announcements at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

A Stellar Concept Video for iOS 11 and the Rebirth of the Mac

· John Martellaro · Particle Debris

2016 MacBook Pro

The Particle Debris item of the week isn’t a written article. Instead it’s a concept video, a joint effort by Federico Vittici at MacStories and designer Sam Beckett in the UK. The reason it’s so cool is because it punctuates the hunger we all have for a new iOS on the iPad that leaves the past behind, truly enables and excites. John is excited, and you will be too. Plus: rebirth of the Mac.

Apple Increasing 10.5-inch iPad Pro Production Ahead of Launch

· Jeff Gamet · News

10.5-inch iPad Pro may be introduced at WWDC

Apple is reportedly ramping up production of the rumored 10.5-inch iPad Pro and expects to ship up to 6 million by the end of 2017. The company apparently started in the March/April window with 500,000 units a month, and has now bumped that up to 600,000.

New Macs at WWDC, Apple vs Diabetes, Lattice Data - ACM 411

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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This could be the year Apple breaks form and introduces new hardware at WWDC, and Bryan and Jeff explain why. They also discuss Apple’s big bets on an even bigger future and the importance of AI, neural nets, and machine learning.

Apple Goes 'Beyond WWDC' with Third Party Events

· Bryan Chaffin · News

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Apple has posted some of the third party events that take place during its own World Wide Developer Conference. The Apple Developer Connection has a new Beyond WWDC list that includes events like AltConf 2017, The Talk Show with John Gruber Live, CocoaConf Next Door, Layers, the App Camp for Girls benefit with James Dempsey and the Breakpoints. and one of our favorites, Jim Dalrymple’s Beard Bash.

Amazon Prime on Apple TV Announcement Coming at WWDC

· Jeff Gamet · News

Apple TV to get Amazon Prime Video this summer

Apple plans to announce Amazon Prime Video for Apple TV during its Worldwide Developer Conference keynote presentation on June 5th. Amazon also plans to start selling Apple’s entertainment device again once the app is available.

Apple Invites Press to 2017 WWDC Keynote

· Bryan Chaffin · News

WWDC 2017 Keynote Press Invite

Apple officially invited members of the press to its World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote. The conference will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA, from June 5th to June 9th, with the keynote on June 5th.

Apple Pushes 5th Developer Beta for tvOS 10.2.1

· Bryan Chaffin · Product News

Apple TV (4th Generation)

Apple released tvOS 10.2.1 beta 5, build 14W585, Thursday. There are no patch notes for the release, but at this stage of the development cycle Apple is most likely focused on squashing bugs.

WWDC 2017 Student Scholarships Open on March 27

· Jeff Gamet · News

Worldwide Developer Conference 2017 is June 5 through June 9 at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center

Applications for 2017’s Worldwide Developer Conference student scholarships opens on Monday, March 27th. Apple offers WWDC scholarships for students coding apps for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and travel assistance is available for qualifying applicants, too.

WWDC in San Jose Is Closer and Other Apple Insights

· Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

We had a good discussion about Apple moving WWDC back to San Jose on Thursday’s Daily Observations. In that discussion, we talked about how much easier it would be for Apple engineers to attend an event in San Jose because it wouldn’t necessarily suck up a whole day and hours of travel. We also talked about proximity to Apple Campus 2.0, and the reality San Jose is less expensive. Daring Fireball‘s John Gruber discussed the move with Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller, who confirmed most of what we thought. Mr. Gruber also pointed out that Apple’s WWDC is a much bigger deal to San Jose than it ever was to San Francisco. He said Apple was working with San Jose’s mayor and others to stage events throughout the week, something San Francisco never did to my knowledge. Check out his piece—it’s a good read.

WWDC in San Jose Is Closer and Other Apple Insights

4K Apple TV, WWDC 2017 - TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-16

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Apple may finally release a 4K Apple TV this year. John Martellaro and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to look at what we know about Apple’s plans and if 4K support is enough to keep Apple TV relevant. They also look at Apple’s new San Jose venue for this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference.

WWDC 2017 Set for June 5-9, Moves to San Jose

· Jeff Gamet · News

Worldwide Developer Conference 2017 is June 5 through June 9 at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference will run from June 5th through June 9th this year, and is getting a change of venue. For 2017, WWDC will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose instead of Moscone West in San Francisco.