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Apple's WWDC 2018 kicks off June 4

13 March 2018

Apple announced its annual World Wide Developer Conference ticket lottery on Tuesday.

That's because it's invariably our first, official glimpse of what's in store for the software those devices will each run. It's the second year in a row that Apple has used the facility; in previous years, the event had been staged in San Francisco. However, tickets will be issued through a random selection process with developers being notified of their application status by March 23.

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There will also be up to 350 WWDC Student Scholarships available, which provides free tickets for aspiring young developers to attend the conference. Other attendees will have to pay $1,599 per ticket, the same as a ticket was to last year's WWDC.

While iPhone and Mac may be the most focused-on platforms, that's not to say WWDC will concern itself exclusively with them. A broad range of robust developer APIs, including SiriKit, HomeKit, HealthKit, GymKit, MusicKit, ResearchKit, and CoreML, give developers new ways to help users take command of everything from their health and homes, to how they get around, shop and learn.

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Apple will hold WWDC 2018 from June 4-June 8.

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Apple's WWDC 2018 kicks off June 4