Apple’s WWDC kicks off on June 3

Apple’s WWDC kicks off on June 3

12:25pm, 14th March, 2019
annual developer conference is returning to San Jose for the third year in a row, at the McEnery Convention Center. This year, will take place on June 3-7. As always, you should expect a keynote on the first day of the event with consumer-focused announcements. This year marks the 30th year anniversary of WWDC. You can now register on for $1,599 — the same price as in previous years. But buying a ticket doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll get to attend the event. Apple will hold a lottery to select the lucky winners who get to pay to go to a developer conference. You have until March 20 at 5 p.m. to register. Developers will receive a notification on the next day if they’ve been selected. The selection process is a bit shorter than last year, so make sure you apply on time. And if you’re a student, you should consider applying for a . This year, 350 students will be able to attend the event for free through this process. In addition to some new announcements on the first day, Apple will hold many technical sessions and hands-on labs to help third-party developers in the Apple ecosystem at large. This conference is mostly aimed at developers working on apps for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. It’s a good way to understand how new frameworks are going to affect your apps and how you could take advantage of them.
Apple’s streaming service could feature content from partners

Apple’s streaming service could feature content from partners

8:15am, 13th March, 2019
A report from shares some of the details about the long-rumored video streaming service from Apple. The company should unveil this service at a press conference in Cupertino on . While has been working on for its new streaming service, Bloomberg says that most of them won’t be ready for the launch later this month. Apple will probably share some teasers on stage, but the launch lineup will mostly feature third-party content. Apple is probably talking with everyone, but many premium cable channels still have to make up their mind about Apple’s streaming service. HBO, Showtime and Starz have to decide whether they want to be part of the launch by Friday. It’s unclear if Apple is going to feature some or all content from those partners. Many of them already have a streaming service on their own. And you can already access their libraries from the TV app on your Apple TV or iOS device. Apple could streamline the experience by letting you subscribe to various content bundles in its own streaming service. Amazon already provides something similar with . Netflix and Hulu will likely remain independent services as they compete directly with Apple’s original content effort. When it comes to Apple’s other announcement, the company should also unveil its Apple News subscription on March 25. Apple Texture last year and has been working on a digital magazine subscription for a while. Unsurprisingly, it looks like Apple News' magazine service is prepared to launch on macOS too — Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) Once again, details are still thin for this new service when it comes to pricing, availability outside of the U.S. and content. Last month, the WSJ that Apple has been working with Goldman Sachs on a credit card that would integrate deeply with the Apple Wallet app. Given that Apple’s event is about services, let’s see if the company talks about this new product as well.