Showing posts with label WWDC. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Apple 2024 WWDC Key Note

Apple 2024 WWDC

The main focus of the Apple 2024 WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) event is expected to be on the integration of AI features with Siri, its in-built iOS apps, including Messages, Photos, Notes, and Voice Memos. This annual event will run from June 10 to June 14. At this event, this company might showcase its upcoming technologies and software. It is expected that Tim Cook, CEO of this company, will be the speaker for the keynote presentation. At Apple 2024 WWDC, attendees will get the chance to discover future advancements on Apple platforms.

Where Is Apple 2024 WWDC?

Apple's (AAPL) Worldwide Developers Conference will be held on Monday, June 10, from Apple's headquarters, located at Apple Park in Cupertino, California. A major push towards generative AI features is rumored to be the main highlight of this event

Where Can You Watch Apple 2024 WWDC?

This event will start on June 10 at 10 am PDT (10:30 pm IST). And its live streaming will go on the official website of this company. Besides, it will stream live on the Apple TV app and Apple Developer app. Apple's YouTube channel is also one of the sources from where you can watch this event live. That means, developers and fans have several ways to stay updated about Apple's most recent innovations and the new developments.

 What To Expect From Apple 2024 WWDC Event:

  • OpenAI partnership:

People are expecting the company to announce a partnership with OpenAI for integrating ChatGPT — its advanced generative AI technology into the software ecosystem of Apple. This collaboration will help to boost the company's AI capabilities,while generating substantial revenue for OpenAI.

  • Apple Intelligence:

This company may call its Artificial Intelligence system and all the AI features that it plans to bundle under it — the Apple Intelligence. The "beta" AI features will be introduced by the new setup across its different apps and platforms. It will even allow users to access ChatGPT, which is powered by OpenAI.

  • Apple AI Approach:

Instead of surprising investors and iPhone users with flashy features like other brands, Apple's AI approach is more practical in the starting phase. The main focus of Apple Intelligence will be on AI-powered summaries and suggestions replying.

  • Apple AI Security:

The company uses an algorithm that will help to determine whether the tasks need to be processed on devices or sent to a cloud server. Apple is thinking of using the Apple M2 chip in the data centers in order to ensure that the remote data processing is protected with a Secure Enclave. However, the company will avoid creating user profiles in order to address privacy concerns. Apple will issue reports to ensure that your data is not accessed or sold.

  • Apple AI devices:

If you are one of the iPad and Mac users, you should know that Apple Intelligence will need an M1 chip or its later versions. However, smartphone users should know that the access could be restricted to the iPhone 15 Pro and upcoming iPhone 16 series. In this case, it needs to be mentioned that the company is not going to make the new AI features mandatory. As a user, you are able to choose to opt in.

  • AI Siri:

Siri is expected to gain more control over apps. It indicates that you will be capable of controlling such applications with voice.

  • Apple Settings, Control Centre:

The company has planned to deliver a big update to the Settings apps for macOS and iOS users. The redesign would come with better search capabilities. In addition, it might include a cleaner UI. The interesting thing is that this update may also apply to the macOS system settings app. Moreover, the iOS Control Centre will be improved with enhanced smart home appliance controls and will be equipped with a new music widget.

  • Apple Messages, Photos:

The Messages app will be able to animate every word individually in text messages. Besides, you will get to see new Tapback icons that can expand the range of reaction emojis when a message will be  long-pressed. In order to edit and streamline photo browsing, the Photos app is going to receive a UI makeover. Additionally, the Mail app will become more user-friendly because of several improvements.

  • Apple Home Screen:

iOS 18 would feature the ability to change app icon colors. Thus, you can get a lot more options to personalize your home screen. In addition, you will be able to arrange the app icons as you want.

  • Apple Passwords App:

The company is ready to introduce a "Passwords" app at this event. This app will act as an alternative to some popular password managers that help to manage your login information. The login information is categorized by the app into sections like accounts, Wi-Fi networks, and passkeys. This app will be compatible with Windows. This app may make its debut in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS 15.

The Bottom Line:

The Apple 2024 WWDC is going to be an in-person event, which is meant for especially analysts, media, and developers. This event will stream live on YouTube, X, and Apple's official website. At this event, Apple might showcase its future models— watchOS, iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, 11, etc, while highlighting the new AI features.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Apple WWDC 2023

Apple WWDC 2023

WWDC, which is Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference, will probably be one of its biggest yet. This year, Apple is expected to take off the wrap from its mixed reality headset, and the company will enter into a new product category and try to prove that virtual reality is an excellent choice of investment. Apple WWDC 2023 is expected to unveil its AR/VR headset with iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS 14, tvOS 17, & watchOS 10.

In this event, there is a possibility of launching a few operating system updates, new apps & features, and possibly new hardware. Let's dig into the article to know when the event will happen, how you can watch this, and announcements expected from Apple.

When is the Apple WWDC 2023 keynote?

As per the confirmation done by Apple, this year's main WWDC keynote is scheduled on Monday, June 5th, at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT. The event will be digital and in-person at Apple Park in Cupertino, California.

Where can you watch WWDC?

Apple is going to stream this conference live from the company website & YouTube channel. In case you are unable to watch the keynote live, then you can watch the pre-recorded version that the company will post on YouTube after it airs. Major Announcements Expected In The Apple WWDC Keynote:

Let's see the major announcements that are expected to be made by Apple during WWDC.

Apple AR/VR headset:

The company may reveal its AR/VR headset at this event. As per the rumors, the device will come with an external battery and it might be powered by the Apple silicon chipset used to power the Macs. This device may offer only Gesture-based control and no physical controller. These are some expected features of AR/VR headset.

  • Comfortable design with Apple Watch and lightweight 
  • A option will be available for prescription lenses 
  • 4K micro-OLED displays 
  • Powerful Apple silicon chips like those which are used in the Mac. 
  • Iris scanning for authentication. 
  • VR & augmented capabilities with switch modes options with a Digital Crown-like control knob. 
  • A dozen+ cameras that are able to read facial expressions, detect body movements and map the surrounding places.
  • xrOS operating system along with a special FaceTime experience, a dedicated App Store, and the option to run iPhone & iPad apps. 

MacBook Air (15-inch):

As per the report, Bloomberg's Mark Gurnan is expected to introduce the 15-inch MacBook Air with an updated 13-inch MacBook Air and a new 13-inch MacBook Pro.

Apple iOS 17:

According to the reports, the company is planning a new lock screen interface for iPhones with iOS 17. This feature might be able to turn the iPhone screen into a smart display with an interface that will show calendar appointments, weather & notifications.

Features of iOS 17:-

  • Updated Control Center interface. 
  • Apple Music Lock Screen interface for getting support for lyrics. 
  • "Smart Display" Lock Screen option. 
  • Dedicated journaling app to record regular activities & thoughts. 
  • More interactive widgets. 
  • Search improvements. 
  • Health app will come with new mood-tracking functionality that asks people about their day. 
  • It will provide support for sideloading apps in Europe. 
  • Manual adjustment options for App Library folders.

Apple WatchOS 10:

This new version is expected to come with a new widget scrollable system that will provide glances at activity tracking, weather, calendar appointments, and so on. As a user, you can customize buttons like the Digital Crown and more. With the help of the new widget system, you can get key information on the Apple Watch, except opening an app.

  • You can customize buttons such as the Digital Crown. 
  • The company will be able to overhaul the Apple Watch Home Screen by providing a more intuitive layout than the app grid.

We can expect other announcements like tvOS 17, iPadOS 17, and macOS will be made at the WWDC 2023 event.

The bottom line:

Although Apple has a lot of new Macs, we don't expect all to appear at the event. Along with the upcoming MacBooks, the company is working on a Mac Pro. Besides, the company is working on its in-house chip, an updated 24-inch iMac, and the Mac Studio's two new models.

We are waiting for Apple's next move in the AI space. Although Apple didn't reveal its AI ambitions, its job listings indicate that the company is looking to hire those people who are specialized in the field. The company prevented employees from using ChatGPT concerning data leaks. It raises the question of whether it will create its own AI system for workers like Samsung.

Frequently asked questions

Q. What products are coming to Apple WWDC 2023?

The company will unveil iOS 17, watchOS 10, macOS 14, and iPadOS 17 officially at WWDC 2023.

Q. What can you expect in WWDC 2023?

Like the previous conference, Wwdc 2022, this year it will be an online event where the selected developers & students will be invited to Apple Park on June 5. They can meet with Apple employees and other attendees while watching the keynote and State of the Union presentation. Apple has invited select members of the media to attend this event.

Q. What is Apple releasing in September 2023?

Although there is no specific rumor, we can expect to see the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and a new iPhone 15 Ultra replacing the iPhone 14 Pro Max. It's expected that the company will launch the Apple Watch 9.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference is Planned to kick off on June 7

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

The Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) has come too far from its first meeting in 1983. Initially, very few Apple developers took part in the gathering. But now the strength reaches six thousand people per year. Apple conducts WWDC yearly in California. And the meeting begins with the address of keynotes by Tim Cook and Apple executives. 


Moreover, the conference is widely covered by Apple developers, administrators as well as media. 

Virtual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021: 

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021 or WWDC 2021 is the annual gathering. It is organised virtually by Apple in 2021. And this will be a yearly 32nd computer conference planned to kick off on June 7, 2021. The program is only for the pre-registered partners of the Apple developers. 

The meeting will be carried from 7 to June 11 by virtual sittings due to the global pandemic issue. Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021 will put forward deep-insight into the possibility of the latest Apple operating program. 

For example, macOS, iPadOS, tvOS, including watchOS. However, many developers took part in the conference last year. And that was even never seen before. The previous conference was attended by 22 million viewers by the entire Apple's stream. The virtual conference in 2021 is the second year of the virtual Apple global Developers meeting. Thus, it will give app developers access to many possibilities. Such as to become aware of technologies and devices' latest versions. To which they lean on to form cutting-edge applications and games. 

Highlights of Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021: 

The WWDC 2021 meeting is assumed to be profitable again in 2020. There is also a buzz of the launch of updated and most advanced tools. It will help Apple developers to form apps and gaming programs. In the Apple Worldwide Developers meeting 2021, Apple visions 28 million app developers followed by app developers of the next generations. By the data and devices required to transform their mental pictures into reality. 

WWDC 2021 yearly meeting will include broadcasting from the keynote, including the State of the Union platforms, virtual sittings, 1:1 labs giving complete direction, and unique methods for app developers. It will link with Apple technicians and the designers to discover the most advanced cores and technologies. 

 Apple states that the conference will broadcast again at no cost on the website. Moreover, for student developers, Apple has declared that this year a chance is given to budding developers to present their coding abilities. It is planned to be done by a challenge of developing a swift playground app. In 2020, students who achieved this test were given a fellowship to proceed with WWDC

 WWDC 2021

However, this time the winner will get WWDC 2021 apparel, a personalised pin set, and free membership to the Apple Developer studies for one year. Although, students have to enrol till April 18, 2021. 

Mac rumoured with Apple producing the most advanced modifications of the iMac desktop computer and MacBook Pro. It is still vague if those devices will appear at WWDC 2021. Apple will release further news of WWDC 2021 on the Apple developer website and through email.

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Apple WWDC 2018 Keynote —Macmyth

Apple WWDC 2018

WWDC 2018 promises to ushers to new and refreshing take on the Apple ecosystem

Apple is all set to reveal the new line-up of software products and new versions of its various OS in the upcoming WWDC 2018. Worldwide Developer Congress (WWDC 2018) is expected to be held in San Jose California on the 4th of June. Apple devices runs on different OS tailored to maximise their potential and performance which includes the popular iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. It is worth noting that Apple will not be releasing any new hardware at the WWDC 2018 which simply means there wouldn't be any new iPad, iPhone, MacBook or any other product here. Some of the reports have suggested that Apple will be releasing the new Apple Watch at the WWDC 2018 but that isn't case at all.Here is what we can expect from the WWDC 2018.

New animojis to arrive with Apple iOS 12 at WWDC 2018

Apple is likely to bring new range of Animoji characters with the upcoming iteration of the successfuliOS at WWDC 2018. Some of the reports have even suggested that the Animoji is likely to be integrated into the FaceTime app for better usage. Apple has introduced the animojis in the iOS in 2017 which helped in transforming the classic emoji into a customized animation which was loved by millions globally. It is also expected that Apple will bring a new Digital Health tool alike Android which will help users in understanding their tech addiction in a better way.

New iteration of macOS will be a boon for the users at WWDC 2018

Apple has so far has not brought any major shift in the macOS which has left a number of users confused. But with macOS 10.14 launch at the WWDC 2018 everything will change for good. Users are likely to get the Apple's universal apps in the macOS with this new update. This would means that developers will be able to create one app which can run consistently on Apple's different ecosystem like iOS,macOS and others. The presence of the universal apps on the macOS will also help in boosting the number of apps on mac drastically.

WWDC 2018 will bring new watchOS

Apple watchOS is also due for an upgrade and Apple is likely to bring new watch faces along with some other nifty features. With new OS Apple watch will be able to support the third-party watchfaces. It will also support for the Spotify app as per some of the leaks.

Siri will not be the same anymore at WWDC 2018

Apple WWDC 2018 will bring a massive upgrade for Apple's voice assistant namely Siri which has started to lag behind the Google Assistant as well as Amazon Alexa. Siri has been a pioneer when it comes to being the capable AI on the phone but Google, Amazon and others had caught up to the Apple gambit quite early than expected. Apple will certainly like to change the game and perception of the users by launching the new and updated Siri with the iOS 12 update.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Apple Will Live Stream the WWDC 2017 keynote

WWDC 2017: Apple keynote in the Livestream track

A trust worthy anonymous technology news whispered that the Apple confirmed last night with its new event site that the keynote will be broadcast live on the American website and in the event app on the Apple TV on the 5th of June for the World Wide Developers Conference, WWDC 2017. Actually, this sounds self-evident, but this is not the case this year, as it was previously announced that the keynote will be streaming via the WWDC 2017 app and on its own developer site.

Now, however, they made another announcement with a separate event page so that everyone can track the event live in the stream - even without a developer account.

Especially this year, there is a lot of expectations in air for Apple. While there will of course be the obligatory ideas of the new version of iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS, a lot of different hardware have been expected for the release in WWDC 2017. These are simple hardware updates as well as complete new products.

WWDC 2017: iOS 11 and more

Hope this year's event, Apple is also likely to release its new mobile operating system iOS 11. There is likely also a prospect on WatchOS 4.0 and macOS 10.13 - or 11. The pioneers of technology can only be theorize, a computation of the systems has been taking place for a long. Apple Watch, will likely be new fitness utilities, for instance, by this wonderful technology people with diabetics to admonish the blood glucose. The users of IOS may be blissful with iOS 11 for improved Siri commands.

The website Livestream of wwdc 2017 can be tracked on the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Mac in the Safari browser. Users of a Windows 10 PC can use the Microsoft Edge browser. The wwdc 2017 keynote of Apple will begin next Monday, June 5.

The Apple keynote might have interesting things to offer: In addition to new versions of iOS, Watch OS, TV OS and Mac OS, Apple will probably introduce a loudspeaker with integrated Siri voice assistant. It is to be in direct competition to Amazons Echo series. Of course Siri should be available as a language assistant and the best sound technology is installed, but the analysts are unsure whether the loudspeaker will have a display. It is also expected with new MacBook (Pro), hoping for a new MacBook Air. Apple may also show on the stage a 10.5 inch iPad Pro, which has nearly the same housing dimensions as the iPad Pro 9.7.

In all likelihood, we can look forward to a full event of wwdc 2017 on the 5th of June, 10 am PT. In any case, we are here again this year and provide you with prompt information with all the information on the individual announcements.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Apple Opens Lottery Registration for WWDC 2017

WWDC 2017
Apple’s developer conference is one of the most prestigious developer conferences in the world of technology. It is extremely tough to get the entry tickets as it costs around $1600 and there are innumerable numbers of people who are still willing that much of money. For last few years Apple has been using the lottery system in order to secure fewer number of ticket holders who can be accommodated at the venue. But this year Apple has decided to open the lottery for the WWDC 2017 which mean more people will have a rational chance of getting into the coveted conference.

If you are looking to join the developer’s conference then get about booking the seat before March 31 at 10 AM. Apple will simply collect the credit card number in order to charge for the ticket in the said person is elected for the conference. The second most amazing thing about this year’s conference is that it will be happening right in San Jose. It will take during June 5-9, 2017. Apple has moved away from San Francisco event due to rising cost and it is move around the officials, engineers and developers from the head-office to the conference without wasting too much of money.

How the day unfolds at the conference? 

Each year Apple begins the conference on a kickoff keynote right on the first day to keep the people engaged. In the later days major announcements are made and different segment of the presentation are done for over the week long period. The best part about the developer conference is that the attendant gets a chance to have a look at the upcoming products or services from Apple stable. Most of the time upcoming version of the Apple’s varied operating system is showcased to the audience by focusing on the advancement made in the new iteration.

Expectation from WWDC 2017

This year Apple is expected to unveil the upcoming version of the iOS as well as mac OS along with AppleTV OS and the iwatch OS. In short all the four operating system designed for iPhone, iPad, MacBooks, Apple TV and Apple Watch will get a significant boost in their features. This isn’t breaking news as most of the Apple MacBook line-up has been due for an update for quite some-time. Some are even expecting news to drop regarding upcoming iPhone models but that news is always revealed in the November event which explicitly deals with the launch of new products.

Apple has also unveiled the ‘Code of Conduct’ online which lists down the way in which attendants are expected to behave during the conference. It basically aims to provide a harassment free conference for everyone though upholding the best in class services, behaviour and respect for all communities. This year’s event will be lot closure to the Apple’s headquarters which will allow the opportunity to the Apple’s engineer and other officials to make their way to & fro the conference with ease and simplicity.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Apple reveals ‘smarter’ Siri at WWDC conference in San Francisco


Apple’s Smarter Siri/Message App

At WWDC in San Francisco, Apple released a smarter Siri together with a Message app to take on Facebook Message and Snapchat’s filters in the wrap of latest features shown recently. Tom Cook CEO of Apple had started the WWDC keynote with a tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting before beginning a list of the new software features which users would see later in the year. Apple launched the latest iOS 10; MacOS and an upgraded Siri at the event together with latest versions of Watch OS and tvOS.

 As expected, Siri seemed to be among the highlights with Apple introducing it up for third party app developers. Siri would also be available on macOS with the Sierra update. Apple supporters expecting new hardware were dissatisfied though there were main changes to the operating systems for Macintosh computers, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Apple Watch.

Cook had calculated up the significance of the development community to Apple. There were now two million apps in the App Store that have been downloaded around 130 times with US$50 billion which had been paid to the developers. Apple Watch app would eventually be more usable with new control centre, which will make it easy to switch between apps as well as a new way of opening app seven times quicker.

Siri Added to Mac – First Time

Apple’s voice-based virtual assistant, Siri, was added to the Mac for the first time with the ability to pay utilising Apple Pay. Option to use the payment facility would be appearing on the websites together with confirmation requests sent to a user’s phone wherein they could use their fingerprint to permit them.Mac users would be able to utilise their Apple Watch in unlocking a Mac when they tend to be in close proximity of their laptop.

Between Apple devices like iPhone’s Touch ID, there will be better incorporation for the purpose of online purchases with your Mac computer and copy and pasting from one device of Apple to another. Together with the software changes, Apple had also mentioned a free app in order to encourage children in learning programming. He had stated that they believe that technology should lift humanity.

Information regarding improvements on how the app seems to run on Apple Watch was also acknowledged by the audience of developers at WWDC in San Francisco with the potential of Apple Watch OS3 making apps to open faster by seven times.

New SOS Feature in Watch

One of the main figures behind Apple Watch, Kevin Lynch had announced a new SOS feature in the watch that tends to call an emergency number, sending a text message with the location to the emergency contacts, automatically. In order to activate the emergency call, you could hit and hold the button towards the side of the Watch.

Other developments to the operating system of the Watch comprise of a new control centre, a much simpler way of responding to text messages together with new Watch faces. The capability of swiping between open apps in the way identical to using apps on the iPhone seems to be the major modification to the Watch.

The fitness section of the Watch also tends to get a renovation under the latest operating system wherein you can compete with family and friends on number of steps taken, minutes of exercises and calories burnt. A new fitness app known as Breathe has been designed to encourage people to lessen stress by regular sessions of deep breathing. The latest version of Watch OS is said to be released in spring.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2015

Apple WWDC 2015
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference - WWDC 2015 would be starting on June 8 and the company would be showing some new exciting products at that time. Some of the highlights expected from rumours circulating are from Mac, iPad and iPhone hardware to new updated versions of iOS and Mac OS X. WWDC is one of the highlights of Apple’s annual calendar and is a huge annual get-together for the company’s software partners. It is one of those occasions where Apple unveils a range of updated products, usually new versions of iOS and OS X, besides new hardware which includes new Macs and probably new iPads.

Apple had issued an invitation on April 14 with the announcement of hosting WWDC 2015 representing the 26th year of the annual conference from 8 to 12 June at San Francisco’s Moscone West.The location is not a surprise since Apple has been always been conducting WWDCs there for a long time.

Rumours with regards to this event had been circulating after WWDC 2014 closed its door with a suggestion that WWDC 2015 would be held on those dates. Apple had sent out invitation to WWDC which had a shape in the middle that was identical to an Apple TV. Inside the shape was inscribed `the epicentre of change’.

AppleTV – Central Hub Connected to HomeKit

This fits well with the rumours about the Apple TV which indicate that the Apple TV would be a central hub of everything connected to HomeKit, an Apple’s API which would be controlling the entire gadget all in the house. It is to be seen why Apple would need the Apple TV in controlling the devices in the home. But this equation has been missed out last June since Apple’s introduction of its HomeKit solution at the WWDC 2014 and the same has not really been launched to the public.

There are more interesting things coming up with regards to the Apple TV if one cares about the rumours circulating. It is said that Apple TV App Store would not only open up the Apple TV to iOS apps but also games and it is to be seen how games developers could translate their iOS games for TV screen where the control mechanism is the biggest issue.

However, this will be a popular addition to Apple’s box without any doubt. Apple it is said would be planning a subscription service, offering streaming TV shows from various sources. One of the issue of the Apple TV presently is that if one wants to watch a specific show, they would have to locate which of the Apple TV channel would be showing it. Apple would be resolving this, providing one place to search for the content and one place to stream it from.

Featuring 100 + Technical Session/1,000 Apple Engineers….

An announcement in Apple’s email informed that `at WWDC, Apple’s renowned developer community would be coming together to learn about the future of iOS and OS X, helping them continue to create the most innovative apps in the world. WWDC would be featuring more than 100 technical sessions over 1,000 Apple engineers, hand-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine-tune their apps and the Apple Design Awards which showcase the best new apps in the last year’.

Philip Schiller, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing has commented saying `we’ve got incredible new technology for iOS and OS X to share with developers at WWDC and around the world. We can’t wait to see the next generation of apps they create’.Individuals could check out ways to get hold of the tickets for the forthcoming event. Developers can apply for tickets for the WWDC event and millions worldwide would be able to watch the sessions streamed live.

Students/Participating Member – STEM – Avail WWDC Scholarships

Students as well as members of participating STEM organizations across the world could avail the WWDC Scholarships. Those interested in attending WWDC 2015 may also face disappointment. As in 2012, all the 5,000 WWDC tickets were sold out within two hours of its release which came as a surprise to the developers who had no indication regarding it, from the company.

This resulted in disappointment for those who were looking forward to it especially since Apple had decided that 5.30am PDT was an ideal time to release them. Several developers had been there only to find out that the ticket had been sold out. Applying for tickets can be done via the WWDC website.

 Apple state that it will let the applicants know if they have been randomly nominated by April 20 at 5 pm PDT. To register one’s interest, the need to sign in with the developer account with submission of information is essential. If one is a current member of the iOS Developer Program, iOS Developer Enterprise Program or Mac Developer Program, they are eligible to apply for the same. If selected randomly, the default credit/debit card connected with one’s Apple ID would get automatically charged $1599 on April 20th.