As we had predicted, Apple has just announced that this year’s WWDC 2020 event will be held online-only in June in an “entirely new online format.” The announcement is not surprising since the COVID-19 outbreak has led to all major tech events and conferences getting canceled or being held online-only. This includes Google I/O, Microsoft’s Build, Facebook’s F8 conference, and more.
All developer sessions will also be held online. The company, however, did not reveal the exact dates as to when it will be holding this year’s WWDC in June. The company usually holds its developer conference in June at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. The company is expected to unveil iOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and the next version of macOS possibly alongside some new hardware devices at the event.
“We are delivering WWDC 2020 this June in an innovative way to millions of developers around the world, bringing the entire developer community together with a new experience,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions, offering a great learning experience for our entire developer community, all around the world. We will be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead.”
Apple has also committed $1 million to San Jose local organizations to help with the business loss due to WWDC 2020 being held online.
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