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Technology WWDC 2020: Apple shifts to 'online format' during coronavirus pandemic

19:25  13 march  2020
19:25  13 march  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Apple moves WWDC developers conference online due to coronavirus . "The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions, offering a great learning experience for our entire developer community

Apple ’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 kicks off in June with an entirely new online format . Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it will The WWDC 2020 program will provide Apple ’s entire global developer community — which now includes more than 23 million registered

Apple announced its annual developers conference held in June will shift online amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released Friday, Apple says its 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), will feature an "entirely new online format" with information for developers and customers owning Apple products.

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(Reuters) - Apple Inc (O: AAPL ) on Friday called off the in-person portion of its annual developers conference scheduled to be held in San Jose and said it would run the program entirely online in June because of coronavirus fears.

Apple has cancelled the physical version of its Worldwide Developers Conference and will hold it online instead. “The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions, offering a great learning experience

"The current health situation has required that we create a new WWDC 2020 format that delivers a full program with an online keynote and sessions, offering a great learning experience for our entire developer community, all around the world," said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, in a statement.

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Apple did not offer a date for WWDC, promising more details would be revealed soon.

The tech giant said it's also donating $1 million to local San Jose organizations to offset the revenue lost by moving its conference exclusively online.

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Apple's massive WWDC developer event will be online-only this year

  Apple's massive WWDC developer event will be online-only this year Apple is shifting its annual Worldwide Developers Conference to an online format because of the coronavirus outbreak, it announced Friday. © Justin Sullivan/Getty Images SAN JOSE, CA - JUNE 04: Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) at the San Jose Convention Center on June 4, 2018 in San Jose, California. The WWDC runs through June 8. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) WWDC usually takes place in California in either San Jose or San Francisco, with a livestream available for remote audiences. But for the first time in its 31 years, it's going online-only.

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Apple is the latest tech giant to alter its plans because of the coronavirus. Both Facebook and Google cancelled their developers conferences set for this year, opting to offer online options. Meanwhile, companies including Amazon have requested employees work from home as public health authorities try to stem the spread of the virus.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: WWDC 2020: Apple shifts to 'online format' during coronavirus pandemic

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