07 May 2020
Following the coronavirus outbreak, several major events from the tech world either got canceled or postponed to happen sometime in the future. Unlike many others, Apple planned to go for a different route for its WWDC event as the show must go on. Apple decided to push its WWDC event online as well and now it has confirmed when the online-only event is actually commencing.
Apple has announced that it will hold an online-only WWDC event for its developers starting June 22nd. It will be available for free to all the developers interested in tuning in. Videos of all the sessions, plus any related documentation will be provided through Apple’s website and apps to active developer accounts.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing announced,
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.
At WWDC 2020 online-only event, Apple will announce new tools it has been working on for the developers so that they could create new apps and services. The event will also give a glimpse at Apple’s latest major software updates for iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple Watches.
Apple also announced the Swift Student Challenge under which the participants have to create short experiences using Swift Playgrounds. Students have through 11:59 pm PDT on May 17 to submit their projects. Apple will select winners and offer an exclusive WWDC20 jacket and pin set. Go to Swift Student Challenge webpage for more details and eligibility criteria.
Unlike many other major events, WWDC is one of a few that has not been canceled outright over COVID-19 concerns. Apple has managed to pull off, after all, and is all set to make it happen on June 22.