With the coronavirus having an impact on mass gatherings, we’ve seen many technology conferences cancelled or altered in the past few weeks, with recent ones being Microsoft’s Build and Google I/O. Now, Apple has revealed that WWDC 2020 will go ahead but will be hosted as a virtual (online) event.
Confirming that a physical event won’t take place, Apple’s VP Phil Schiller said that this ongoing situation meant that the company had to change the format of the World Wide Developer Conference for this year.
Apple is set to preview the future of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, macOS, watchOS and also announce new products at the same time.
There has been no confirmation of the date, but Apple says it will take place in June. This is likely to give Apple additional time to make plans around the coronavirus and to avoid pinpointing a specific date during this period of uncertainty.
Apple will also contribute $1 million towards organisations in San Jose to make up for any economical loss with no huge event in the area.