Apple to host WWDC 2020 in June, shifts to online-only format
Apple has announced that it will be hosting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June. However, the event will be strictly happening online due to COVID-19 concerns.
According to Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, “The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format.” The digital-only WWDC will deliver an online keynote and sessions for Apple’s developer community all across the globe.
The WWDC 2020 will allow developers to get early access to future iterations of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. They’ll also get the opportunity to work with Apple engineers.
Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, stated:
With all of the new products and technologies we’ve been working on, WWDC 2020 is going to be big. I look forward to our developers getting their hands on the new code and interacting in entirely new ways with the Apple engineers building the technologies and frameworks that will shape the future across all Apple platforms.
Apple has also mentioned that they will be sharing more details of the digital-only WWDC 2020 in the weeks ahead.