Apple today shared further details about what will be the company’s first online-only WWDC. Kicking off on June 22, the event will include a keynote, Platforms State of the Union, and more than 100 engineering sessions.
The week will kick off with that keynote, with Apple likely to announce iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 10.16, and more. Apple says that the event will be streamed from Apple Park via a number of 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.
Moving on, the engineering events will be available to those with Apple Developer accounts via the Apple Developer app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Everything will also be available via the Apple Developer website, too.
Beyond that, there will even be the option for 1-on-1 developer labs. Developers can request an appointment with developers available to answer questions that might not be covered in other group events.
Apple will also celebrate student developers the week before WWDC via a different 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 normally holds a huge WWDC event in San Jose, but this year’s event will be online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. How Apple handles everything via this new setup will be interesting. And it may inform how WWDC looks for years to come, too.