WWDC 2020

Apple's WWDC 2020 took place June 22 in a digital-only capacity.

By MacRumors Staff
WWDC 2020

2020 Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple's 31st Worldwide Developers Conference was a digital-only event in 2020, with no physical gathering in California due to the ongoing global health crisis.

The virtual WWDC event kicked off on June 22, and it was free for everyone. The online event allowed millions of developers to get access to future versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS, as well as engage with Apple engineers through engineering sessions, one-on-one lab appointments, and the revamped Apple Developer Forums.

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Apple's keynote event took place on Monday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The event was streamed directly from Apple Park and can be replayed on Apple.com, the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website, the Apple TV app on the Apple TV, or YouTube.

Apple provided a full digital WWDC experience with online keynote, a Platforms State of the Union for developers, technical and design-focused engineering sessions, Apple Developer Forums with Apple engineer participation, and one-on-one developer labs. Apple also hosted a Swift Student challenge, though winners received a jacket, pins, and virtual one-on-one lab sessions with Apple engineers rather than free admission to WWDC.

Engineering sessions and videos can be viewed on the Apple Developer website or in the Apple Developer app, which is available for iPhone, iPad, and as of 2020, the Mac.

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Everything Apple Announced at WWDC 2020

While WWDC didn't see the introduction of any new hardware, there were significant operating system updates across Apple's platforms, and we also heard about Apple's long-rumored transition from Intel processors to Apple Silicon for its Mac lineup. For those who don't want to rewatch the entire keynote, we condensed everything Apple announced into 13 minutes, so you can get a quick recap of everything important.

The WWDC keynote included the introduction of iOS and iPadOS 14, macOS Big Sur (which is finally macOS version 11!), watchOS 7, and tvOS 14, as well as a few other software updates like improvements to AirPods and AirPods Pro. In addition to our video, there's a recap of all of our coverage below, giving you a complete overlook of everything new.

iOS 14

iPadOS 14

macOS Big Sur

watchOS 7

tvOS 14

Apple Silicon Chips


Other Announcements

Past WWDCs

WWDC 2019

At WWDC 2019, Apple debuted new versions of iOS, iPadOS (now separate from iOS!), macOS, tvOS, and watchOS, all of which have a long list of new features, plus Apple gave us a peek at the new Mac Pro and 6K Apple Display.

iOS 13

iPadOS 13

macOS Catalina

tvOS 13

watchOS 6

New Mac Pro and HDR Display

WWDC 2018

At WWDC 2018, Apple made the following software and hardware announcements:

WWDC 2017

At WWDC 2017, Apple made the following software and hardware announcements:

WWDC 2016

At WWDC 2016, Apple made the following announcements:

WWDC 2015

At WWDC 2015, Apple unveiled the following services and software:

WWDC 2014

At WWDC 2014, Apple unveiled the following services and software:

WWDC 2013

At 2013's WWDC, Apple unveiled iOS 7, OS X Mavericks, iWork for iCloud, the Mac Pro, and new MacBook Airs.

WWDC 2012

2012's event saw the introduction of the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, iOS 6 and its standalone Maps app, OS X Mountain Lion, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air updates, and a redesigned AirPort Express.

WWDC 2020 Timeline