Apple has recently disclosed that it will host the annual Worldwide Developers Conference beginning 22 June 2020 for free for all developers. Apple had revealed in March that the Developers Conference, which is usually a big in-person conference held for an entire week, would now be a 'completely new online experience' taking place in June, virtually. The ongoing health situation has necessitated Apple to take such a step.
'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,' stated Phil Schiller, Apple executive.
Another major difference in the Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 is that it is going to be free of cost this year. Participants customarily paid an amount of $1,600 to attend the conference. Though, to attend this year's WWDC, one only needs to be a registered developer.
In the 31st WWDC, Apple intends to uncover its new array of software along with the next version of iOS (iOS 14) and other major software updates. Reports suggest that iOS 14 may get a new fitness app, new iMessage features, and improved mouse cursor support. In addition, Apple Watch will also receive a new operating system. Reports suggest that Apple is also working towards a Kids Mode in watchOS 7, which allow parents to connect two or more Apple Watches to their iPhone.
As expected, Apple is also working on versions of iPadOS, macOS, and tvOS. Apple is also expected to launch its all-new over-the-ear headphones and the all-new Apple TV set-top box.