Apple announced it will repeat its all-online format for the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year. The event takes place from June 7 to 11, with no cost to developers. Apple will deliver sessions, labs, and product announcements throughout the week to showcase the company's latest technologies, tools, and platforms.
WWDC kicked off today with a virtual keynote presentation to developers all over the world. Apple showed off the highlights of iOS 14, which is expected to release this fall. Probably the most visible and significant update comes to the home screen, with adjustable widgets delivering data in real-time.
Apple plans to host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference starting on June 22 this year. For the first time in 31 years, the event will be entirely virtual. Over 23 million Apple developers around the world are invited to take part in the conference free of charge.
With WWDC19 kicking off tomorrow, Apple has left several clues that major changes are afoot. The iTunes brand in particular could be history, as the company moves to separate the iTunes app into several distinct parts. The iTunes Instagram page has been wiped out, with a link directing visitors to the Apple TV account instead.
Apple has introduced its latest mobile operating system at WWDC. iOS 12 promises to bring speed and stability enhancements to all iOS devices that are currently capable of running iOS 11. This means nobody who already uses iOS 11 will be forced to upgrade their hardware to get iOS 12. But increased speed and better security are not the only features on the horizon. Despite iOS 12 improvements being billed as mostly "under the hood" there are many other highlights coming to Apple devices in the public release this fall.