Apple iOS 14 update will come out this year at the WWDC 2020 event but the launch will happen differently. The good news is that Apple is not canceling or delaying the Worldwide Developer’s Conference over the fear of Coronavirus outbreak unlike the March launch event which has been canceled.
In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apple will be temporarily closing all stores outside of Greater China until March 27 and committing $15M to help with worldwide recovery. https://t.co/ArdMA43cFJ
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 14, 2020
The format of WWDC event this year will be changed totally but it won’t affect the launch of iOS 14 and other software updates. Here is more information on iOS 14 release date and Coronavirus outbreak impact on Apple’s WWDC 2020 event.
Apple WWDC 2020 will be an Online Event due to Coronavirus Outbreak
Apple is known to launch the new software updates and operating system at the WWDC event every year. But for this year, the developers won’t have to book WWDC tickets or fly over the United States as they can witness the events from their homes and offices. Apple has recently announced that WWDC 2020 will be a totally online event and it will happen in June. The iOS 14 updates along with other updates of iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS will be presented at the event as per the previous schedule.
Official: WWDC 2020 will be online.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) March 13, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak has been now declared as an epidemic and the United States has declared a national emergency to contain the threat and avoid infection. There are no exact dates mentioned but will Apple will keep the WWDC even somewhere around the first week of June 2020 just like every year. It is a good thing that Apple has changed the format of WWDC to an online event, instead of just canceling it over the fear of Covid-19 infection.
Apple iOS 14 Release Date Schedule
Apple and other major tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. have advised their employees to work from home. It might lead to some changes in the pace of software development but the Cupertino company is sure that they can deliver the software update on time. The iOS 14 will bring new features and upgrades for the iPhones and iPads will the full launch in September 2020 annual event.