After the coronavirus epidemic, one of Apple’s biggest events of the year WWDC 2020 is going to happen online only. The novel coronavirus that’s been labeled a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organization) disturbed the whole world. And Apple said that its new online Worldwide Developers Conference will allow it to connect with “millions of developers.”
The senior vice president of Apple Inc’s worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller said in a statement that the recent health situation has required us to create a new Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2020 format that can appropriately delivers a full program, with an interactive online keynote and sessions, by offering a great learning experience for their entire developer community as well all around the world. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has also counts that there are 23 million registered developers in more than 155 countries worldwide.
Schiller further added that they would be sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead. The WWDC event typically takes place in early June but this time Apple hasn’t yet announced the exact dates for it due to coronavirus uncertainties.
There are also other companies who are canceling or shifting as the coronavirus has spread around the world. Among other notable companies like the internet giants Facebook and Google have also canceled their respective developer events, in the string, which were planned for the spring. The large organizations too have scampered their plans including the annual SXSW music and tech festival in Texas, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles and the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, even the Disneyland shut down.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) typically uses its WWDC platform for the announcement of its new iOS software with the expanded features for its iPhones and iPads, which usually released alongside new smartphones in the fall.