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Apple to host WWDC 2020 in June with new online format

By Cookie Monster - on 14 Mar 2020, 9:51am

Apple to host WWDC 2020 in June with new online format

Image source: Apple

Apple just announced that it will not be cancelling its annual WorldWide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year.

In a press release, Apple stated that it will host WWDC 2020 in June and the conference will take on an entirely new online format. The online event will be an opportunity for creative and innovative developers to get early access to the upcoming versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS.

“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 said it will be sharing more program information between now and June by email, in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website. In addition, the company will commit $1 million to local San Jose organisations to offset associated revenue loss as a result of the new online format for WWDC 2020.

Many physical tech events have been cancelled in recent weeks due to the worsening coronavirus situation. E3 2020, Facebook's global marketing conference and Mobile World Congress 2020 were cancelled by the organisers. NVIDIA and Google are turning their respective conferences into online events too.

Source: Apple