Apple has officially revealed the details on the first virtual WWDC of the company. Starting on the 22nd of June, the event is set to feature a keynote and Platforms State of the Union alongside over 100 engineering sessions.
The keynote is expected to kick start the week and Apple will likely be announcing its software upgrades at 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 the 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 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 engineering events are going to be available for everyone on Apple Developer program through the Apple Developer app. Anyone with an iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV will be able to have access to the live streaming. The entire streaming of the events will be available through Apple Developer website as well.
On top of that, the 1-on-1 developer labs will also be available to the developers on Apple program. Appointments can also be requested with the available developers to answer queries which may not have been covered in the group events.
Apple is also set to celebrate the student developers just a week ahead of the WWDC in a separate event.
“On June 16, Apple will celebrate student developers from all over 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 of arranging a massive WWDC event, but this time around everything is going to be held online amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis all over the world. It will be interesting to see how Apple manages the new setup.