WWDC 2018 ticket lottery concludes, Apple sending emails to the victors
Having closed its ticket lottery on Thursday, Apple is now informing developers of their selection for this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, scheduled to start June 4 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
Entrants were competing for just 5,000 spots at a cost of $1,599 each. While registered developers will be able to follow along with some events online, including via Apple's WWDC app, attending in person is an opportunity to socialize with other developers and talk to Apple engineers.
The highlight of the conference is usually its opening keynote, when Apple executives preview fall versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Sometimes the presentation includes surprises, and this year is likely to see mention of HomePod plans.
The company may choose to announce new hardware, such as refreshed iPad Pros with TrueDepth cameras, eight-core "A11X" processors, and slimmer bezels. Apple is also rumored to be working on things like a cheaper HomePod model, and a true replacement for the MacBook Air.