Apple’s WWDC developers conference will be livestreamed on June 22 due to coronavirus

Instead of holding its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) as an in-person event, like in past years, Apple will livestream it on June 22 because of continuing fears about the coronavirus.

The iPhone maker announced the new date of its annual WWDC event on Tuesday. Apple had said in March that its popular conference would be moved online, but it did not announce a date at that time.

Apple’s annual event is one of the most popular conferences in the technology industry, with thousands of attendees being told about software updates to the company’s lineup of products, like the iPhone, iPad, and Mac computers. But the spread of COVID-19 has resulted in shelter-in-place orders nationwide in addition to several companies postponing in-person conferences or converting them to online events.

Other companies that have canceled their annual in-person developer conferences include Facebook and Google

“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,” Apple senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller said in a statement. 

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