Apple will kick off the 31st Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) with a keynote address today at 10:00 AM PDT (10:30 PM IST). For the first, Apple will be doing an online-only event owing to the coronavirus pandemic. Apple has also made the conference free for all to attend. The conference will continue until June 26.
The Keynote speech will be delivered by Apple executives and will reveal Apple’s roadmap for its software services, including updates to the operating systems. The event will be online-only and will be streamed on the Apple website and the company’s official YouTube channel.
Apple TV users can also use the Events app to tune in. The event will start at 10:30 PM IST.
Only the keynote address will be streamed live on YouTube. All other sessions including the Platforms State of the Union will be streamed on the Apple Developer website and the Apple Developer app.
The Platforms State of the Union session will start at 2 PM PDT (2:30 AM IST, June 23) and there will be over 100 engineering sessions between June 23 and June 26. The videos of these sessions will be posted every day at 10 AM PDT (10:30 PM IST).
WWDC typically revolves around the software side of things. It’s where Apple reveals the upcoming updates to its operating systems so that developers can make the changes to their apps as required to support the new updates. This year, we expect the big reveal of iPhoneOS and refreshes to macOS, tvOS, watchOS and iPadOS.
Apple has also sometimes announced new hardware. The HomePod was announced back in 2017 at WWDC while the new Mac Pro in 2019.
This year, Apple is expected to announce its transition to ARM-based processors, starting with the MacBooks.