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Virtual WWDC – Apple reveals conference lineup

WWDC is the yearly event at which Apple reveals its upcoming software updates to the world, giving developers a chance to integrate new features before they launch to the public. This year we’re expecting previews of iOS 14, plus updates for iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

This year, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple’s regular mass gathering is going virtual. The entire week-long conference will now take place online, and Apple has announced the full lineup.

The event will kick off on June 22 with a Special Event Keynote, the most accessible part of the conference in which Tim Cook and co. will reveal “exciting new innovations and updates coming to all Apple platforms later this year.”

You’ll be able to tune in to watch the keynote live from various sources, including YouTube and If you miss the talk at its broadcast time of 10am PDT June 22, it’ll be available on-demand to watch later. Of course, if watching a two-hour tech presentation in full doesn’t appeal, you can rely on us to report on all the key announcements right here.

Later that day, at 2pm PDT, Apple’s engineers will run a State of the Union keynote specifically for developers. Though this can run quite deep and technical, we’ll be tuning in for additional insight into what Apple is up to – and, as ever, reporting the most interesting bits straight back to you.

Beyond that, the rest of the WWDC streams are aimed squarely at app developers, with over 100 engineering sessions to be posted throughout the week and all-new forums and dev labs to assist creators in implementing Apple’s latest features and guidelines.

We’re particularly looking forward to seeing what iOS 14 has in store – even if you’ve never written a line of code in your life, WWDC will have big repercussions on how you use your devices in the future.