31 Facts About WWDC


WWDC is an event hosted for third-party software developers that work on apps for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and other Apple devices.

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WWDC 2022 was the first in-person WWDC event since the one held in 2019.

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The WWDC events held from 2008 to 2015 were capped, and sold out at 5,000 attendees.

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WWDC 2018 had 6,000 attendees from 77 countries, including 350 scholarship recipients.

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In 1995, WWDC'95 focused almost fully on the Copland project, which by this time was able to be demonstrated to some degree.

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In 1996, WWDC'96's primary emphasis was a new software component technology called OpenDoc, which allowed end users to compile an application from components offering features they desired most.

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In 1997, WWDC marked the return of Steve Jobs as a consultant, and he reacted for an insult by a developer.

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WWDC'97 was the first show after the purchase of NeXT, and focused on the efforts to use OPENSTEP as the foundation of the next Mac OS.

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In 1998, in response to developer comments about the new operating system, the big announcement at WWDC'98 was the introduction of Carbon, effectively a version of the classic Mac OS API implemented on OpenStep.

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In 1999, WWDC'99 was essentially a progress report as the plans outlined in WWDC'98 came to fruition.

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WWDC 2000 was another "progress report" before the upcoming release of Mac OS X Recent changes included a modified dock and improved versions of the developer tools.

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In 2001, Mac OS X had only recently been released, but WWDC'01 added the first release of Mac OS X Server and WebObjects 5.

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Formerly scheduled for May 19 to 23 in San Jose, California, WWDC 2003 was rescheduled for June 23 to 27 at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

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In 2006, Jobs delivered the keynote presentation at the WWDC, which was held from August 7 to 11 in Moscone Center West, San Francisco.

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The 2006 WWDC attracted 4,200 developers from 48 countries, while there were 140 sessions and 100 hands-on labs for developers.

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WWDC 2007 was held from June 11 to 15 in Moscone Center West, and started with a keynote presentation from Jobs.

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In 2008, WWDC 2008 took place from June 9 to 13 in Moscone Center West.

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In 2009, WWDC 2009 took place from June 8 to 12 in Moscone Center West, and Apple reported that the 2009 conference sold out in late April.

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WWDC 2010 was announced on April 28,2010 and held at Moscone Center West from June 7 to 11.

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WWDC 2011 was held in Moscone Center West from June 6 to 10,2011.

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The ticket price remained the same from the 2010 WWDC, selling at US$1,599 after-market pricing for tickets ranged from US$2,500 to US$3,500.

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WWDC 2012 was held in Moscone Center West from June 11 to 15.

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In 2013, WWDC 2013 was held from June 10 to 14,2013 in Moscone Center West.

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WWDC 2014 was held from June 2 to 6,2014 in Moscone Center West.

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WWDC 2015 was held from June 8 to 12,2015 in Moscone Center West in San Francisco.

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WWDC 2016 was held from June 13 to June 17,2016 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and Moscone Center West in San Francisco.

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WWDC 2017 was held from June 5 to June 9,2017 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California, which was the first time since 2002 that the conference took place in the city.

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WWDC 2018 was held from June 4 to June 8,2018, at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

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WWDC 2019 was held from June 3 to June 7,2019 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California.

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WWDC 2020 was held from June 22 to June 26,2020 as an online-only conference for the first time because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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WWDC 2022 took place as the first in-person event since WWDC 2019.

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