Apple‘s much-hyped Worldwide Developers Conference events are always headline-worthy but they’re also very exclusive, usually limited to Apple insiders, influencers and press. However, 2020’s online-only event will be open to all; thus, Apple is touting WWDC20 as its “biggest-ever.”
The 31st iteration of its annual conference, WWDC20 will last multiple days as usual — this year it’s from June 22 to 26 — but it will unite keynote speeches with information direct from its own developers and engineers. Apple’s Newsroom has revealed the exact programming including the times of specific moments. This includes the Special Event Keynote that kicks off the conference at 1 p.m. EST on June 22, which is likely to be the source of much post-event buzz; last year’s event divulged key details on iOS 13’s Dark mode and forthcoming gestures, for instance.
Starting June 23, Apple’s engineers will launch the first of over 100 Developer Forums, with topics centered around app-building advice. Developers will also be able to request one-on-one appointments with Apple engineers for in-depth guidance in its Developer Labs program — sign up for Apple’s Developer Program to solicit access.
Watch Apple’s WWDC20 event when it begins streaming June 22 on a wide variety of platforms, including Apple’s own website, the Apple Developer app and website, the Apple TV app and YouTube, where it will be available for on-demand playback once concluded.
Meanwhile, Apple’s soaring stock prices partially contributed to NASDAQ’s record-breaking 10,000 point threshold, though June 11’s crash brought them back to earth.