Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller made a rare podcast appearance on Friday, where he discussed Apple’s upcoming 30th anniversary Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2019).
Schiller made an appearance on the Accidental Tech Podcast to discuss WWDC 2019 with presenters and developers Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa. The podcast, published on Friday, saw the topics discussed limited mostly to WWDC.
“We think about the audience for the keynote at WWDC as really three unique audiences. That opening audience is developers, it’s customers, and of course it’s the press,” said Schiller during the podcast. “We love that more than any other event we do.”
Schiller says the “State of the Union” presentation, right after the keynote, is a venue for Apple to get in-depth with devs, while the rest of the week is spent going in-depth into Apple technology.
Schiller was enthusiastic about the upcoming event. “Here you’ve been, like, keeping things bottled up in secret for months, and months, and months,” said Schiller. “And now, there it is, you can talk about it. Try to shut me up about it!”
Schiller’s appearance comes during the first hour of the two-hour podcast.
Apple announced the dates and location for WWDC 2019 last week. The conference will be held from from June 3 through June 7 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose. It’s the 30th anniversary of the conference.
Developers can apply for tickets to the event through March 20 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, through the WWDC website. Tickets are $1,599 and the opportunity to purchase a ticket is issued through a random selection process. Developers will be notified of their application status by March 21 at 5 p.m. PDT.
The conference (including the keynote), will be available for streaming on the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, as well as through the Apple Developer website.
Apple is expected to unveil “iOS 13,” “tvOS 13,” “watchOS 6,” and “macOS 10.15” at the event. Hardware, such as a new Mac Pro, could also make an appearance.
As usual, Apple will be offering scholarships to WWDC, as up to 350 students and members of all STEM organizations will have an opportunity to earn a free ticket and lodging for WWDC. Details on how to apply are now available on the WWDC website.