Even as the world continues to grapple with the pandemic, the tech industry continues to chug along, with some looking for ways to present new products, and in some cases continue major conferences that reveal the latest in augmented reality developments.
In this case, the company is Apple, and the event is WWDC 2021. The company has just announced that the 2021 version of the event will be held virtually via an all-online format.
"We love bringing our developers together each year at WWDC to learn about our latest technologies and to connect them with Apple engineers," said Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of worldwide developer relations and enterprise and education marketing, in a statement. "We are working to make WWDC21 our biggest and best yet, and are excited to offer Apple developers new tools to support them as they create apps that change the way we live, work, and play."
The event usually showcases new at least one new surprise in the way of AR, generally in the realm of ARKit and its various features. This year should be no different, as the rumor mill around Apple's AR initiatives only continues to heat up.
On the other side of the track, another AR event, AWE, has announced that it will hold an in-person version of its annual event in Santa Clara in November.
And while several effective vaccines have emerged to give hope for public gatherings in the coming months, it still remains to be seen if November will indeed offer a truly different landscape in terms of public gathering protocols.
The Apple event will take place online June 7 through June 11.