WWDC 2020 event is uncertain as Santa Clara bans mass gatherings

WWDC 2020

Apple’s biggest event for software – Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) happens in early June at the San Jose Convention Center. However, those plans might change this year as Santa Clara County imposed a temporary prohibition of all public and private mass gatherings due to rising concerns over the COVID-19. The ban takes effect from March 11 with initial plans spanning through March 31. Apple is expected to send the WWDC 2020 events in early April. However, this may change due to the current situation.

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WWDC is important since Apple introduces its latest mobile and desktop operating systems in the event. This year’s we’re expecting iOS 14, new iPadOS, watchOS 7 and macOS 10.16. Besides, there are speculations that Apple will use the event to bring the long-waited iPhone 9 aka SE 2. Other potential hardware includes a 14-inch MacBook Pro, HomePod 2 and a revised Apple TV streaming box.

In the last week, Google backed out of its developer conference – Google I/O due to rising health concerns over the coronavirus. Just like Apple’s WWDC 2020, the Google I/O 2020 was a really important event for the future of the search giant operating system and software solutions. Still, the company was forced to postpone the event. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Apple following a similar approach. The company can also opt for an online-only event like many companies are doing in China.

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