“We are delivering WWDC 2020 this June in an innovative way to
millions of developers around the world, bringing the entire
developer community together with a new experience,” said Phil
Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
“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. We will be
sharing all of the details in the weeks ahead.”
Very Apple way to put it — not as a cancellation of the in-person conference but as an all-new online format equally accessible to all developers. No mention of “coronavirus” or “COVID-19” in particular — and there doesn’t need to be. Everyone — everyone — knows the “current health situation” that’s prompting this change. More intriguing to me is that there aren’t even any specific dates — just “June”. I would guess that Apple is still planning for the keynote on Monday June 8, or perhaps June 1, but this is all so new that they’re surely figuring out most of the details of how this will actually work.