Apple will host its annual WWDC event virtually for the first time in 31 years. The company announced that the Worldwide Developers Conference will begin from June 22 and will be free for all developers. It will be live-streamed in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website.
Apple this year has also announced the Swift Student Challenge, which is for student developers to showcase their coding skills by creating their Swift playground.
“Now in its 31st year, WWDC20 will be an opportunity for millions of creative and innovative developers around the world to get early access to the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, and to learn from Apple engineers as they work to build app experiences that enrich the lives of Apple customers around the globe,” Apple said in a statement.
Apple is encouraging developers to download the Apple Developer app. It will be a one-stop solution for additional WWDC20 programme information, including keynote and Platforms State of the Union details, session and lab schedules, and more will be shared in June. Notably, the information will also be made available on the Apple Developer website and by email. For those unaware, the App Store is now in 175 countries and regions.
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Announcing the dates, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, said, “WWDC20 will be our biggest yet, bringing together our global developer community of more than 23 million in an unprecedented way for a week in June to learn about the future of Apple platforms. We can’t wait to meet online in June with the global developer community and share with them all of the new tools we’ve been working on to help them create even more incredible apps and services. We look forward to sharing more details about WWDC20 with everyone as we get closer to this exciting event.”
Talking about the student challenge, Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering, said, “Students are an integral part of the Apple developer community, and last year WWDC saw attendance from more than 350 student developers spanning 37 different countries. We can’t wait to see this next generation of innovative thinkers turn their ideas into a reality through the Swift Student Challenge.”
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