- Apple has decided to host the WWDC 2020 event in June with a revised online-only format to curtail the possible effects of the coronavirus.
- WWDC 2020 doesn’t have a fixed date as of yet, although the event is usually scheduled between the first and second week of June.
- This news comes as several top companies canceled scheduled events across the globe, including the U.S.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference or WWDC which is scheduled to be held in June will go ahead as expected, the company said. However, there will be one big change, particularly with regard to the format of the event. Given that the U.S. and the rest of the world are coming to terms with the spread of the coronavirus, the company has decided to use an “all-new online format” which means it will not be held at a conference center as it has been each year since 1987.
Instead, the event will take place entirely online and the company will do its best to offer a full keynote as well as developer events through its website in the form of a live stream. Further, the company has also pledged to offer $1 million towards local San Jose organizations that could be impacted as a result of the physical event being canceled.
It’s no secret that Apple has suffered a great deal over the past few months given that most of its partner assembly units are located in China. However, Foxconn’s top executive mentioned yesterday that things were finally back on track in regions like China and Vietnam.
“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.
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 … We will be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead,” the company’s senior VP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller said.