Apple has officially revealed the details of the company’s first virtual WWDC. From 22nd As of June, the event is set to feature a main note and platforms State of the Union along with over 100 engineering sessions.
Keynote is expected to launch this week, and Apple is likely to announce software upgrades during the event, including iOS 14, iPad OS 14, macOS 10.16, etc. The official word from Apple is that the event will go live from Apple Park through various sources.
Discover exciting new innovations and updates coming to all Apple platforms later this year. The keynote address will stream directly from Apple Park via apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website, the Apple TV app and YouTube, and will also be available for playback on demand after the power is turned off. For viewers in China, the basic tone will also flow on Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili and Youku. “
The engineering events will be available to everyone on the Apple Developer application through the Apple Developer app. Anyone with an iPad, iPhone or Apple TV will be able to access streaming. Full streaming of the events will also be available on the Apple Developer website.
On top of that, 1-on-1 developer labs will also be available to developers on the Apple app. Agreements may also be requested with the available developers to answer questions that may not have been covered in the group events.
Apple will also celebrate the student developers just one week before WWDC in a separate event.
“On June 16, Apple will celebrate student developers from around the world with the announcement of finalists in the Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for students of all ages to showcase their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground.”
Apple has a ritual for hosting a massive WWDC event, but this time everything will be held online in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis worldwide. It will be interesting to see how Apple manages the new setup.