Apple asking developers whether it should go back to in-person WWDC format
Apple is asking developers whether it should switch back to its in-person WWDC format for future conferences, which could see the iPhone maker revert to live keynotes in front of a live audience, just like how it held special events prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before switching to its current hybrid format for WWDC, which sees Apple invite a selected group of developers to Apple Park for a one day special event that includes watching the pre-recorded main keynote in-person, before hosting the rest of the week-long Worldwide Developers Conference online, Apple had held special week-long in-person gatherings with thousands of developers worldwide.
The format was change to a fully online-only approach in 2020, before gradually evolving to a hybrid format in 2022.
In a new questionnaire, in which Apple asks developers to share their thoughts and feedback on WWDC23, Apple asks how developers prefer would attend future WWDCs, asking whether it should switch back to its previous in-person keynotes, or if it should continue with a hybrid approach.
The survey, which is displayed on the Apple Developer webpage, developer.apple.com, asks users to provide feedback on all aspects of the week-long conference, including the main keynote, Platforms State of the Union, online sessions, and more.
Throughout the questionnaire, participants are asked to leave feedback on what was the most exciting or impactful thing they learned at WWDC23, as well as what they would have changed about the conference.