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WWDC going ahead

March 13, 2020.

WWDC 2020.

(Yes, this is indeed the official WWDC 2020 visual from professional graphics designers…) © Apple.

Unlike other major events such as F8, E3 and Google I/O which have been cancelled, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), the yearly summit of Apple developers, is going ahead in June, but in a new format in keeping with the times: on-line. As always, the event will provide a glimpse of the future of the iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS platforms through presentations on new features by Apple engineers and partners, and a glitzy keynote presentation usually delivered by Tim Cook, Phil Schiller and Craig Federighi. As yet, it is not known whether Apple will unveil new hardware in June. Apple also announced it will commit $1 million to local San Jose organizations to offset associated revenue loss as a result of WWDC 2020’s new online format. Apple’s Developer site has no information on how to sign up for this special 31st conference. AltConf, the popular alternative conference that takes place at the same time as the WWDC, has been cancelled for 2020.

Apple Newsroom, “Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 kicks off in June with an all-new online format.”

Ars Technica, Samuel Axon, “Apple’s WWDC is happening this year after all—but it has a new format.”