Apple had already canceled its participation in SXSW 2020, which would take place in Austin (Texas, United States), due to the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Based on this premise, it didn’t make any sense that she didn’t want to participate in a physical event like this and Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 along the traditional lines – especially after Santa Clara County officials recommended that she and other giants cancel their events.
Said and done: Apple today announced WWDC 2020 and said that its developer conference this year will take place in a completely different format, all virtual.
Apple today announced that it will host its Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Now, in its 31st year, WWDC 2020 will take on an entirely new online format, filled with content for consumers, the press and developers. The online event will be an opportunity for millions of creative and innovative developers to gain early access to the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, and to engage with Apple engineers as they work to create app experiences that enrich the life of Apple customers around the world.
Second Phil Schiller (Apple’s worldwide marketing boss), “The current health situation has required the creation of a new format for WWDC 2020, which offers a complete program with lectures and online sessions, offering a great learning experience for the entire developer community. , all around the world”. Details on the format itself, according to the executive, will be shared in the coming weeks.
Already Craig Federighi (software boss of the company) stated that, with all the new products and technologies they are working on, “WWDC 2020 will be great”.
I hope our developers get their hands on the new code and interact in totally new ways with Apple engineers who build the technologies and structures that will shape the future on all Apple platforms.
According to the company, WWDC 2020 will provide more than 23 million developers registered with the Apple program – in more than 155 countries and regions – with insights and the tools needed to turn your ideas into reality. Additional information about the program will be shared between now and June by email, on the Apple Developer application and on the Apple Developer website.
The last three editions of WWDC (2017, 2018 and 2019) had been held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose (California), and brought together more than 5,000 developers from around the world. Before that, for a long time, the event took place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Because of the new format, Apple has also announced that it will commit to pay $ 1 million to local San Jose organizations to compensate for the loss of revenue associated with the absence of the physical event.