Back in March, Apple confirmed that this year’s WWDC conference will be an online-only event, thanks to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Today, the Cupertino firm announced the starting date, and the event will kick off on June 22. Apple says that it will be free for all developers, although it’s not actually clear if this is limited to those with an Apple Developer subscription. We’ve reached out to Apple for clarification on that.
“WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.”
Schiller wasn’t kidding about sharing more details later, as there still isn’t a lot. Details about events and sessions won’t be available till June, and Apple hasn’t even said how long the event will be. Typically, WWDC is a five-day event, but things are different this year.
One thing that you can expect to hear about at WWDC 2020 is the next major software updates from Apple. The main keynote is always where it showcases the next versions of iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS. Following the keynote, developer betas should be available as well.