Apple WWDC 2020 goes online


Apple has set a date for the start of this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), and that date is the 22nd of June. And for the first time in its 30-year history, the conference is to be held online-only and opened to the general public.

This is of course due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the event is just the latest in a string of similar gatherings to be either canceled or repurposed as a digital event. The tech giant has stated that anyone can tune in to the event for free through its developer app and 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.”

What do you think about the WWDC going online-only? Would you be watching any of the developer keynotes, or are you more interested in news about the next iteration of the tech giant’s operation system, iOS? Let us know in the comments section below.