Apple has just sent a press release to all the media with a news that the developers have been waiting for weeks: WWDC20 will finally be held from June 22nd . As we already knew in the past, the event will be completely virtual due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But maybe the best part comes now, when you read this: the event will be completely free for all developers . having access to all the material Apple makes available to all interested parties will not involve paying anything. According to Phil Schiller, we are talking about more than 23 million developers worldwide.
As always, new versions of all Apple operating systems are expected to be shown at the WWDC : iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. On the keynote on the first day there are also opportunities to see new hardware (some year has passed), although the main focus will be on software and services.
As this is the first non-presential developer conference in Apple’s history we don’t know exactly if that keynote will be live from somewhere in Apple Park or if the occasion will be used to simply broadcast a previously recorded video as we saw with the Magic Keyboard. What is confirmed is that this video will be available for viewing from the official Apple website or from the WWDC application. Surely we can also do it from the Apple Events app of tvOS, as every year.
Apple has taken the opportunity to announce another event: the Swift Student Challenge , with which it wants to challenge students to create their own application using Swift Playgrounds. The company also promises that we will know more details about WWDC20 as the date of June 22nd approaches.