Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference
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FrequencyAnnually
1987-2002: Every May
2003; 2005; 2007-: Every June
2004: Late June-Early July
2006: August
Venue1987: Santa Clara Convention Center
1988-2002; 2017-19: San Jose Convention Center
2003-16: Moscone West
2020-: Pre-recorded in Apple Park (Conferences presented online due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Location(s)1987: Santa Clara, California
2003-16: San Francisco, California
1988-2002; 2017-19: San Jose, California
2020-: Cupertino, California (Virtual conference)
CountryUnited States
Inaugurated1983 (1983)
Most recentJune 7-11, 2021 (online-only, due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Attendance6,000 (2018)
Organized byApple Inc.
Websitedeveloper.apple.com/wwdc/

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is an information technology conference held annually by Apple Inc. The conference is usually held in the San Jose Convention Center in California. Due to the COVID-19 safety restrictions, WWDC 2021 (June 7 - 11) was presented online. The event is usually used to showcase new software and technologies in the macOS, iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and tvOS families as well as other Apple software. Attendees can participate in hands-on labs with Apple engineers and attend in-depth sessions covering a wide variety of topics.

The first ever WWDC was held in 1983 with the introduction of Apple Basic, but it wasn't until 2002 that Apple started using the conference as a major launchpad for new products. Beginning in 1987, WWDC was held in Santa Clara. After 15 years in nearby San Jose, the conference moved to San Francisco, where it eventually became Apple's primary media event of the year and regularly sold out. WWDC returned to San Jose 13 years later. The most recent event, called WWDC 2021, was held online from June 7 to June 11 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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