Apple officially announces WWDC 2018 date, starts on 4 June

The venue will be the same as that of past year, the McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California.

WWDC has traditionally been a software focused event, but Apple has surprised with hardware announcements every now and then.

Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) is celebrating its 29th year in 2018, and will be held over five days from June 4 to 8, 2018. This year, Apple is likely to bring iOS 12 along with latest versions of macOS, tvOS and watchOS. The company also typically releases new features for developers to integrate into apps, like it did with augmented reality past year. Tickets are priced at US$1,599.

You'll be able to watch WWDC live by streaming it all on your iPhone, iPad or Apple TV via the WWDC app, with another stream available on Apple's Developer website.

The registration window for developers is open until Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 10 am PST.

"Tickets are issued through a random selection process, and developers will be notified of application status by March 23 at 5 p.m. PDT", Apple wrote in a news release.

Both developers and students have the opportunity to attend the conference.

Apple is also setting aside up to 350 free tickets - student scholarships - for qualified students and members of all STEM organizations. We are expected to see some new MacBooks and possibly new and refreshed iPads as well as future developments for the Home Pod, Apple's Siri enabled smart speaker.

Vanessa Coleman