Apple WWDC 2020 Moves Online and Not Cancelled Due to Corona Virus !!

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Recently, Apple announced that due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus, this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference would be held online.

Apple says that the event will start in June, the date is not mentioned yet. The event will feature a “completely new online experience” that will include both Apple’s traditional announcement keynote and developer sessions.

Phil Schiller, Apple marketing chief, made a statement saying The decision to move WWDC online was made due to the “current health situation,”  “More details on the event will be shared in the weeks ahead,” he added,

Apple will donate $1 million to the San Jose organization in order to apologize for the fact that such a big event won’t take place this year.

Usually, WWDC begins the event by showcase the next version of its Ios, macOS,tvOS, and watchOS and then dedicates the rest of the week to onsite sessions about developing its platforms. But this year, Apple will take a different approach by holding those sessions and the keynote online.

This will help in preventing the spread of coronavirus. Maintaining social distancing will prevent people from coming into contact with others who might be sick.

Thanks to leaked builds of iOS 14 obtained by 9to5Mac and MacRumors, we already have few clues about some of the new software features apple may announce.

iOS

PencilKit” API that will allow the iPhone in handwriting recognition in text input fields

iMessage

  •  @tagging and unending messages, and
  • improved mouse cursor.

watchOS 7

  • sleep tracking and a new country flag watch face,
  • able to detect blood-oxygen levels.
  • let users set third-party web browsers and email clients as the defaults

 

Google has already dropped its big developer show, Google I/O. Like Facebook has done the same for F8, same as Microsoft for Build. The Game Developers Conference, E3, SXSW, and Mobile World Congress have also been canceled due to the worldwide spread of coronavirus.

In late February, the RSA security conference was held two people who attended the event have tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week, Bloomberg News reported.