Apple’s event calendar: Apple announces lineup and schedule for WWDC, beginning June 22

Updated 06/11/20: Apple has released details and a schedule for WWDC, beginning with a special event streamed from Apple Park at 10am Pacific Time on June 22.

Apple doesn’t often participate in big industry-wide events like CES or E3. The most valuable company in the world holds its own events, thank you very much. Several times a year, Apple invites the press and industry professionals out to a theater to hear all about its latest products and services. Apple calls these “Special Events,” and streams them online to its millions of fans.

There’s also WWDC, Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, a multi-day event in the middle of the year focused on sessions for developers, helping them make the most out of the latest Apple tools and products. It kicks off with a big keynote that serves to announce new products (typically the latest versions of iOS and macOS, as well as a few hardware products).

Apple usually announces the exact dates of its special events only a couple weeks in advance, but it tends to hold events at similar times from one year to the next. Here’s a list of the events we expect Apple to hold in 2020, and what we expect it to announce there. We’ll update this list throughout the year as we get a clearer picture of when Apple will take the stage and what it will announce.

WWDC: June 22 2020

On May 5, Apple announced that the Worldwide Developers Conference will be held entirely online beginning on June 22. Developers will be able to attend in either the Apple Developer app or on the Apple Developer website. Apple also announced the Swift Student Challenge, an opportunity for student developers to showcase their love of coding by creating their own Swift playground.

On June 11, Apple released an official schedule and lineup for the virtual conference. It will begin with a special event keynote that will “stream directly from Apple Park via, the Apple Developer app, the Apple Developer website, the Apple TV app, and YouTube, and will also be available for on-demand playback after the conclusion of the stream.” The description makes it sound like it will not be a fully live event as in past years, but possibly some combination of live and pre-recorded segments.

Apple typically uses WWDC to announce the new macOS, tvOS, iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS upgrades for the fall. For this year’s WWDC, we expect to hear about iOS and iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS 10.16. 

WWDC events often (but not always) introduce new hardware, too. We first heard about the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR at WWDC in 2019, and the HomePod and iMac Pro were introduced at WWDC in 2017, for example.