Due to the current health situation, Apple will be transitioning their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to an online event.
WWDC has typically been held in-person and where Apple will show off the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, macOS and some Mac and MacBook refreshes to developers.
“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.”
The conference usually has thousands of people attending from app developers to media from all over the globe.
“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.”
Apple has more than 23 million registered developers in their community in more than 155 countries and regions.
In absence of the in-person event, the company will be donating a $1 million to local San Jose organizations to help offset the revenue loss.
Information about the online-only WWDC will be shared between now and June by email, the Apple Developer app and Apple Developer website.