Apple has arguably bowed to the inevitable, announcing that it intends going ahead with its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, but in an “entirely new online format”. And promises that (as expected) the event will be “big”.

This is the right decision

No matter how much you may have been anticipating attending WWDC in San Jose this year, in your heart of hearts you know this is the correct decision as the coronavirus pandemic strikes deep into the heart of everybody’s families and communities.

There are quite positive potential outcomes to the decision, too, as it should make it much easier for people everywhere to get to grips with what Apple wants to tell us this year.

Apple says the new format will “be an opportunity for millions of creative and innovative developers to get early access to the future of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS, and engage with Apple engineers as they work to build app experiences that enrich the lives of Apple customers around the globe.”

What is Apple saying?

In a press release announcing the decision, Apple states:

“WWDC 2020 will allow developers to learn about the new technologies and frameworks they rely on as they create new app experiences in areas including augmented reality, machine learning, health and fitness, home automation and more.”

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing said:

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