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Apple to host its first-ever virtual WWDC on 22 June

By Cookie Monster - on 6 May 2020, 5:25am

Apple to host its first-ever virtual WWDC on 22 June

Image source: Apple

Apple just announced that its first-ever WWDC will start on 22 June. 

Unlike previous years where attendees have to pay for tickets and submit through a lottery system, WWDC 2020 is free for all developers through its Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer Website. 

“WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.”

The company also announced the Swift Student Challenge for student developers of at least 13 years or older. Winners will receive an exclusive WWDC 2020 jacket and pin set. 

More WWDC 2020 program information such as keynote, session and lab schedules will be shared in June via the Apple Developer app, Apple Developer website and email. 

Apple announced in March that it will not be cancelling WWDC and that it will take on an entirely new online format due to restrictions on travel and large scale events to minimise the risks of Covid-19 infection. 

Source: Apple