Apple WWDC to Take Place Virtually, Its Start Scheduled for June 22

UTC by Steve Muchoki · 3 min read
Apple WWDC to Take Place Virtually, Its Start Scheduled for June 22
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New times require new solutions. Apple will organize its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) fully online. The start of teh event is planned for June 22.

Starting on June 22, Apple WWDC 2020 will take off. This has become known from a statement on its official webpage. It reads:

“On June 22, WWDC20 takes off. Get ready for the first global, all-online WWDC by downloading the Apple developer app to stay notified.”

Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) y uses the event to mostly announce its new products. With the social distancing caused by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, physical conferences are not viable at the moment. Other tech giants like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) resulted in canceling the annual conference due to the same reason.

It was already in the mainstream media that the Apple WWDC would be held online, however, the date was not yet known. Apple used last year’s event to announce Mac Pro and other hardware products.

With high anticipation of the 5G network iPhone gadgets to be released later in the year or early next year. The event might be the best platform for us to confirm all the rumors circulating about the model design and specification details.

The latest gadgets from the company include new iPad Pro, MacBook Air, iPhone SE 2 and also the 13-inch MacBook Pro. An update on the Apple TV might be underway since the company has not updated it since 2017.

The WWDC lasts for several days, allowing developers to learn about new software capabilities. Among them, there are new features on the iPhone, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch and also iPad.

What Officials Had to Say about Apple WWDC 2020

According to the statement, the developer app will notify on all the latest news, whereby it announced there will be the first-ever Swift Student Challenge. “Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 student developers spanning 37 different countries,” said Apple’s Vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi.

He concluded:

“As we look forward to WWDC20, we want to recognize and celebrate the creative contributions of our young developers from around the world. We can’t wait to see the next generation of innovative thinkers turn their ideas into reality through the Swift Student Challenge.”

“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 Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller.

Though the current situation doesn’t let the things fo as they used to, it doesn’t mean that there are no other ways-out. And traditional offline events held in a new format is just one of the examples.

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