Apple has shared the programming schedule for the 2020 edition of its Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). The 31st iteration of the event will be entirely digital due to COVID-19, and is scheduled to run from June 22-26.
The Special Keynote and the Platforms State of the Union presentation will both take place on June 22. At the former, Apple will share all of the updates that will be coming to its various platforms and products. At the latter, Apple engineers will showcase their upcoming iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS innovations. The Keynote is scheduled for 10 a.m. PDT, while the State of the Union will take place later in the day at 2 p.m. PDT.
The next three days will be allocated to more than 100 engineering sessions and individual one-on-one developer labs. The engineering sessions will be posted at 10 a.m. PDT, and will teach developers how to build better apps with Apple’s latest tools. The one-on-one labs are only available by appointment to members of the Apple Developer Program who want a more detailed primer on certain features.
All of the public content will be either streamed and/or archived on the Apple Developer App and the Apple Developer website. The Keynote will also stream on YouTube and apple.com, while both the Keynote and the State of the Union will stream on Tencent, iQIYI, Bilibili, and Youku for Chinese viewers.
Of course, many viewers will be particularly interested in any news about the highly anticipated iPhone 12. Rumors have suggested that the phone could feature some form of in-display Touch ID, though experts believe that Apple will also continue to support Face ID with its flagship line of mobile devices.
In other news, some reports have indicated that the mass production of the iPhone 12 could be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.