Apple Announces WWDC 2020 Will Be a Digital-Only Event

    WWDC 2020 Will Be a Digital-Only Event

    Apple Announces WWDC 2020 Will Be a Digital-Only Event
    Apple Announces WWDC 2020 Will Be a Digital-Only Event

    Apple today announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will be a digital-only event with no physical gathering due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus around the world.

    Apple normally holds WWDC at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, but the area has seen multiple coronavirus cases and Apple is canceling the physical event as it is unknown if the infection will still be an issue in the summer months.

    Millions of creative and innovative developers will be provided with early access with new software, and will be able to engage with Apple engineers.

    “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.”

    “With all of the new products and technologies we’ve been working on, WWDC 2020 is going to be big,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “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.”

    WWDC 2020 Will Be a Digital-Only Event

    Right now, it’s not known if Apple will unveil new hardware in June, but products like the MacBook Pro and the MacBook Air are expected to receive updates this year, so it’s possible we could see some hardware refreshes.

    Apple will also make developer sessions and new information on the upcoming operating systems available through the Apple Developer website or the dedicated WWDC app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV.

    Apple says that there are more than 23 million registered developers in 155 countries and regions. Additionally, Apple also says that it will provide $1 million to local San Jose organizations to offset revenue loss from the shift to the online-only event.

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