Apple has already announced that it will hold its WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference) online using livestreams in June 2020. And now, we know exactly when these announcements will be being made. Apple has confirmed that June 22 is the crucial date fans need to pop in their diaries.
Although WWDC is aimed mainly at the millions of developers who produce apps and software for devices there’s always some big news for consumers with Apple almost always revealing what’s next for its popular operating systems.
This usually includes news on software upgrades and new features for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and MacBook range.
In previous years, this global event sees thousands of developers, analysts and journalists head to California to hear the latest from Apple but this year will be a lot different. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, Apple will be revealing everything in a livestream with everyone able to tune-in from the comfort and safety of their homes.
Along with revealing the final release date, Apple has also announced something called the Swift Student Challenge. This is an opportunity for student developers to showcase their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground.
“Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 student developers spanning 37 different countries,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering.
“As we look forward to WWDC 2020, although our gathering will be virtual this year, we want to recognise and celebrate the creative contributions of our young developers from around the world.
“We can’t wait to see this next generation of innovative thinkers turn their ideas into a reality through the Swift Student Challenge.”
And Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, added: “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.
“We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.”
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