Apple takes WWDC 2020 online over coronavirus fears

Apple takes WWDC 2020 online over coronavirus fears 1

Apple today announced its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) would this year be held entirely online, for the first time in the conference’s history. The new event will be streamed online, as all Apple’s events have been in the past, but this time there will be no live component to the show, which has been a staple for over 30 years.

This year’s WWDC will feature “a full program with an online keynote and sessions.” Apple also hinted we’d see news about the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Craig Federighi, Apple’s VP of software engineering, said the event would motivate developers previously used to in-person sessions to change up their thinking: “With all of the new products and technologies we’ve been working on, WWDC 2020 is going to be big… I look forward to our developers getting their hands on the new code and interacting in entirely new ways with the Apple engineers building the technologies and frameworks that will shape the future across all Apple platforms.”

According to Phil Schiller, Apple’s VP of global marketing, the move online was motivated by the same thing all event cancellations and delays are these days — namely, COVID-19, a.k.a. the coronavirus: “The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format…” Had it been cancelled or delayed over the coronavirus, WWDC would join the company of such events as MWC, SXSW, E3 and TNW’s own 2020 conference. However, it seems Apple’s not giving up on the chance to show off what it’s working on.

If the coronavirus outbreak continues at the pace it’s currently holding to, Apple probably not going to be the last company to hold an online-only version of its major event. Scuttlebutt has it that some of the events, such as the aforementioned E3, are also scrambling to find online alternatives so as not to completely derail scheduled product reveals. That said, Apple has also promised to donate $1 million to local organizations in the former hosting city of San Jose “to offset associated revenue loss as a result of WWDC 2020’s new online format.”

The WWDC 2020 online event will be held sometime in June, with the exact date yet to be announced.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 kicks off in June with an all-new online format on Apple

About the author

E-Crypto News was developed to assist all cryptocurrency investors in developing profitable cryptocurrency portfolios through the provision of timely and much-needed information. Investments in cryptocurrency require a level of detail, sensitivity, and accuracy that isn’t required in any other market and as such, we’ve developed our databases to help fill in information gaps.

Related Posts

E-Crypto News Executive Interviews

Automated trading with HaasBot Crypto Trading Bots

Crypto Scams

Millions in Cryptocurrency Stolen by Scammers in the Last Month According to Tenable Research
November 24, 2021
Behind The Scenes: How this Crypto Community Responded to + $50m Hack
October 18, 2021
Crypto Scams
Crypto Scams Still Persistent In 2021, SEC Warns About Red Flags To Watch
September 9, 2021
Poly Network
Here’s How Hackers Stole Over $600 million in the Poly Network Attack
August 12, 2021
The World’s Most Infamous Crypto Hacks and Scams
July 31, 2021

Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Questions and Answers

How Does Bitcoin Casino Work + 2021 Beginner’s Guide
November 8, 2021
How to Buy and Sell Cryptocurrency
November 8, 2021
What Are Bitcoin Futures And How Will They Work In 2022?
November 4, 2021
The Unconventional Guide to Ethereum
October 28, 2021
ICo Presale
The Science Behind ICO Presales…
October 14, 2021

CryptoCurrencyUSDChange 1hChange 24hChange 7d
--- --- --- ---
Ethereum2,503.3 4.51 % 1.79 % 20.94 %
Tether0.9936 0.90 % 0.43 % 0.64 %
Binance Coin379.72 2.72 % 0.91 % 19.51 %
USD Coin0.9948 0.29 % 0.53 % 0.48 %
Cardano1.090 4.06 % 3.74 % 26.21 %
Solana94.16 1.57 % 0.12 % 33.52 %
XRP0.6291 3.58 % 3.41 % 16.41 %
Terra61.32 1.36 % 3.98 % 23.84 %
Polkadot18.45 3.38 % 1.17 % 26.56 %

Bitcoin (BTC) $ 36,931.00
Ethereum (ETH) $ 2,497.25
Tether (USDT) $ 0.9921
Binance Coin (BNB) $ 376.61
USD Coin (USDC) $ 0.999792
Cardano (ADA) $ 1.09
Solana (SOL) $ 93.48
XRP (XRP) $ 0.620348
Terra (LUNA) $ 60.53
Polkadot (DOT) $ 18.39