Apple today has announced some of its plans for WWDC 2020 bringing a new online experience to developers. The company has not yet announced the exact dates when WWDC 2020 will place, but do mention they will be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead and will provide updates on the Apple Developer website.
Apple says the online WWDC 2020 experience will bring Keynote and sessions — to gain early access to the future of Apple platforms and engage with Apple engineers.
“We are delivering WWDC 2020 this June in an innovative way to millions of developers around the world, bringing the entire developer community together with a new experience,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions, offering a great learning experience for our entire developer community, all around the world. We will be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead.”
Apple notes 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. The reason for causing Apple to provide an online experience rather then having a full event is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“With all of the new products and technologies we’ve been working on, WWDC 2020 is going to be big,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “I look forward to our developers getting their hands on the new code and interacting in entirely new ways with the Apple engineers building the technologies and frameworks that will shape the future across all Apple platforms.”