Apple announces virtual WWDC starting on June 22
Apple has announced it will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference virtually, beginning June 22, in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website, opening a new Swift Student Challenge for student developers to showcase their coding skills by creating their own Swift playground.
The announcement follows after Apple confirmed in March that it would make this year’s WWDC a digital-only event in the light if the ongoing spread of the coronavirus around the world, apposed to the usual gathering which last year saw over 5,000 attendees travel to the conference.
Apple touts WWDC20 will be “an opportunity for millions of creative and innovative developers around the world to get early access to the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.”
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 Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.