As expected Apple has announced that the WWDC 2020 will be taking place online. This is the first time in its 31 year history that the event will be online only with no physical event taking place due to the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 globally.
While the event will be taking place online we can expect Apple to announce new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Developer and public betas for these operating systems will be released after the WWDC 2020 keynote. Apple says the event will be taking place in “entirely new online format” with content for consumers, press and developers alike.
All keynotes and developer sessions will be taking place online. Apple has not announced any specific dates for this online event with the press release reading the company will be sharing more details in the weeks ahead.
Apple’s SVP Software Engineering Craig Federighi, who delivers an important part of the keynote says “With all of the new products and technologies we’ve been working on, WWDC 2020 is going to be big”.
Apple isn’t the only major tech company that has announced to cancel physical occurrence of its yearly conference. Google has cancelled Google I/O, Facebook has cancelled its F8 conference, Microsoft has cancelled its Build and Ignite events and more. Website is it canceled yet offers a list of tech and non-tech events that have been cancelled so far.
You can read Apple’s full press release on WWDC 2020 announcement here.
In addition to software products such as iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7 Apple is also expected to release a few hardware products at WWDC 2020. Some of the products that we can expect at the event are new Macs including the 14-inch MacBook Pro, new iPad Pros with triple camera system and more. We will be posting updates about WWDC 2020 here so don’t forget to follow us on Twitter to receive our most recent updates.