Apple have confirmed today the schedule for WWDC 2020, which is scheduled to start on June 22nd. Alongside the time of the main keynote, Apple have also shared the times for all the other keynotes and conferences that will be happening throughout the week.
On June 16th, those who entered the Swift Student Challenge will be able to find out if they won in the challenge. If you win, you will get an exclusive WWDC20 Jacket and WWDC20 Pins, but unfortunately, there are only 350 winners that will be accepted. Good Luck to everyone who enrolled!
Apple have announced that the redesign for the Apple Developer Forums will be going live on June 18th. Apple says that over 1,000 Apple Engineers will be assigned to the new forums. Anyone, including those not enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, will be allowed to search the forums and follow any discussions. If you are enrolled in the Apple Developer Program, you will be able to post your individual questions and receive answers from Apple Engineers.
Starting with the main event, the Apple Keynote will be starting at 10 a.m. PDT (6 p.m. BST). This is keynote that Apple will use to announce iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, and macOS 10.16. It is also rumoured that Apple will be unveiling a new, redesigned iMac and new MacBooks that will switch from Intel’s chips to Apple’s own ARM chips. According to Apple, you will be able to watch this via the Apple Developer app/website, Apple TV app, YouTube and if you are based in China, Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili and YouKu will be streaming it also.
For developers, Apple’s State of the Union conference will be taking place on June 22nd at 2 p.m. PDT (10 p.m. BST). This is the conference where the lead engineers will be offering a deep dive into the new features and technologies available in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 10.16, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14. If you want to watch this, you can do so through the Apple Developer app/website, and if you are based in China, you can watch this through Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili, and YouKu.
Between June 23rd to June 26th, Apple will be hosting over 100 engineering sessions, which is where developers can watch sessions that focus on a particular area that’s new. These sessions show developers how to integrate these technologies into their apps. All the video for that particular day will be uploaded onto the Apple Developer app/website at 10 a.m. PDT (6 p.m. BST) and can be viewed through the Apple TV app and the Apple Developer app/website.
Starting from June 23rd, you will also be able to book an appointment for a one-on-one session with Apple Engineers, who can help answer your questions and help you integrate the new technologies found at WWDC into your apps. You must book an appointment for these meetings. You will be able to book appointments on June 23rd and the sessions will be available to book until June 26th.
Finally, Apple also says that more information will be shared about the conference on June 22nd though the Apple Developer and via email.
In the coming days, we’ll be posting a schedule of all times the main conference will be taking place at in most cities/time zones around the world.
WWDC is in it’s 31st year, and this is the first time in the history of the event that Apple are bringing it online.