It’s that time of the year again, folks. It’s time for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Here’s what you need to know.
Time flies by so fast. It wasn’t that long ago that Apple introduced all the 2019 goodies at last year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and yet here we are again; eagerly awaiting to see what the team has in store.
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC)
Date, time and location
Apple’s WWDC keynote will take place on Monday 22 to Friday 26 June 2020, and kicks off at 10:00 Pacific Time. If you’re in South Africa, it’s all going down at 17:00 South African Standard Time (SAST).
The keynote will be slightly different than usual, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Apple firmly believes that the show must go on, and so it will. This year’s WWDC will be in a digital-only format.
WWDC 2020: How to watch
The keynote address can be streamed from Apple’s website or via AppleTV. Alternatively, you can also watch it from the Developers website and app. We would include live stream here, under normal circumstances. However, Apple is not allowing that for the 2020 WWDC.
There will still be plenty to look forward to, despite the new format. Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, promised that the teams was hard at work on new products and technologies”. He adds:
“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”.
WWDC schedule for Monday 22 June
Monday’s schedule is pretty concise. Other than the keynote address, the event aims to provide Apple’s entire developer community — approximately 23 million developers in 155 countries — with “the insights and tools needed to turn their ideas in reality”.
What to expect from Apple’s WWDC
The keynote address will start at 17:00 SAST, followed by The Platforms State of Union at 23:00 SAST. Yep, we’re going to have to stay up late for this one. The rest of the week will consist of more than 100 Engineering Sessions.
In addition, developers can also look forward to forums and the opportunty to connect with more than a 1 000 Apple engineers. Anyone can search and view the forums or sign in with an Apple ID. It’s as simple as that!
There will also be 1-in-1 Developer Labs, but those are strictly by appointment. Simply request an appointment with an Apple Engineer to receive one-on-one technical guidance on Apple tech.
“We are delivering WWDC 2020 this June in an innovative way to millions of developers around the world, bringing the entire developer community together with a new experience”.
Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing