Apple plans to host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference starting on June 22 this year. For the first time in 31 years, the event will be entirely virtual. Over 23 million Apple developers around the world are invited to take part in the conference free of charge.
Apple has revealed its 2018 plans for the Worldwide Developers Conference, otherwise known as WWDC18. The event will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California from June 4th to 8th. As usual, Apple is expected to show off iOS 12 along with updates to tvOS, watchOS, HomePod and macOS.
The App Store continues to dominate, with total earnings paid to developers surpassing the $70 billion mark. Apple described the numbers as "simply mind-blowing" in a statement by senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. It also means that Apple has netted roughly $30 billon from its share of App Store revenues since the store launched in 2008.
When it comes to the latest App Store statistics, a whopping four-fifths of active iOS devices are now running iOS 10. As of February 20, Apple reports 79% of active iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units compatible with the newest firmware have already installed it. This leaves 16% with iOS 9 and just 5% running earlier versions of iOS.