| 20 May 2024, Monday |

Apple to host developers event online again as COVID-19 cases rise

Apple Inc announced on Tuesday it would host its annual developers’ conference in an online-only format for the second year in a row, from June 7 to June 11, as coronavirus infections rise in the United States.

The iPhone maker’s Worldwide Developers Conference, usually held in San Jose, California with over 5,000 people attending, was moved completely online for the first time in June last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The company said the event will be streamed for free again on its developer app or website.

The U.S. surpassed 30 million total cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, and the 7-day average of new cases was slightly less than 60,000 per day, according to officials of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Reuters