avatarby John CallahamFebruary 16, 20170 comments

Apple is preparing to launch new versions of its iOS and macOS operating systems, and the first details of both will be revealed on June 5. That’s the first day of the company’s 2017 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), which will last until June 9.

The next version of iOS will almost certainly be used in the iPhone 8, and it will be made available as a downloadable update for a number of older iPhones. The macOS update will be installed in future MacBooks, and again will be released for current and older MacBooks as well. Apple will likely offer up the first information on both as part of its opening keynote address at WWDC 2017.  It may also offer some new updates for its watchOS and tvOS as well, and may even show off a few new apps. Apple usually does not announce new hardware products as part of WWDC, but we are always prepared for the company to spring a “one more thing” surprise at any of its keynote events.

This year’s WWDC is being held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. It’s been 16 years since the conference was held in that venue, but it is much nearer to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, including its new “spaceship” campus that should hopefully be open by the time WWDC 2017 starts. Normally, the conference is held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, but it will be getting refurbished during the time period that WWDC  is being held.

If you are a current member of the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program, you can register to attend WWDC 2017 starting on Monday, March 27 at 1 p.m. Eastern time (10 a.m. Pacific). Apple will pick who will actually attend WWDC via a random drawing from the folks that do register. Apple usually live streams the keynote event so everyone can see what they have planned next for its software and operating systems.