Apple has announced its 2020 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) Now in its 31st year. WWDC20 will be the biggest ever bringing together the global Apple developer community of more than 23 million in an online-only event from June 22 to 26th.
Several events across the world have been postponed or moved online due to the unprecedented times caused bu the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Ahead of the launch, Apple has revealed additional details on this year’s schedule. Apple has confirmed that the all-virtual events include a keynote address, Platforms State of the Union, 100+ engineering sessions, all-new Developer Forums, 1-on-1 labs with more than 1,000 Apple engineers, and information on how developers can learn about the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and engage with Apple engineers.
In the special Event Keynote which is also the main event, starting on June 22 at 10.am PDT, 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 on-demand playback after the conclusion of the stream. For viewers in China, the keynote will also stream on Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili, and Youku.
The developer-focused Platforms State of the Union keynote will follow at 2 p.m. PDT, where Apple engineering leaders will offer deep dives into new technical features and advances across iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. This keynote will be available on-demand on the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website. As the Special Event keynote, the Platforms State of the Union will also be available for playback on Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili and YouKu for viewers in China.
Thereafter on June 23 to 26 developers will be able to request an appointment with the Apple engineers who helped build the latest advances in Apple platforms, offering one-on-one technical guidance and in-depth details on how to implement new features. Developer Labs will be open to Apple Developer Program members as space is available.