Apple has just announced that one of its most important events of the year will be held exclusively online. WWDC 2020 is in danger of being canceled due to the coronavirus, as has happened with many other events from different companies and Apple has decided not to cancel the June 2020 Global Developer Conference and celebrate it in a whole new online format.
It is the cake of the thirty-first developer conference held by Apple and this time it will be entirely online, something that has never happened before. According to Apple, it will be “Brand new online format packed with content for consumers, press and developers alike”.
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Usually in order to attend WWDC developers need to request a ticketThe demand was incredible, a few days later Apple held a lottery where it revealed the lucky developers who could travel to San Jos to attend the event, upon payment of admission.
Nevertheless this year everything will be completely different since the current situation due to the coronavirus has forced Apple to change its plans. It seems that we will keep up with all the news related to the new operating systems and the developers will be able to attend numerous conferences and talks online.
These are the words of Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of global marketing:
"WWDC 2020 reaches this June in an innovative way to millions of developers around the world, uniting the entire developer community with a new experience. The current health situation has required creating a new format for WWDC 2020 that offers a full program with a keynote address and online sessions, offering a great learning experience for our entire developer community, worldwide. We will share all the details in the coming weeks. "
For his part, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering, has commented on the following:
"With all the new products and technologies we've been working on, WWDC 2020 will be great. I hope our developers get their hands on the new code and interact in completely new ways with Apple engineers building the technologies and frameworks that will shape the future across all Apple platforms."
Everything indicates that this WWDC 2020 could be the largest developer event in the world, Apple has indicated that it has 23 million developers registered in more than 155 countries and regions. We do not know if Apple will use the current WWDC app or if it will create a new application or section on its website from which developers can attend virtually all events taking place at the conference.
In addition, Apple has also announced that compromising $ 1 million to local San Jos organizations to compensate for the associated loss of revenue as a result of WWDC 2020's new online format. It seemed clear that WWDC 2020 could be canceled and it appears that Apple has made a good decision, keep standing, we will see all the news of iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7 and the rest of systems and everything online without the danger of contagion.