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Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is normally a huge event: Thousands of developers crowd into San Jose’s McEnery Convention Center hours before the keynote, waiting to make a beeline for the auditorium as soon as the doors open. Usually, I’m right there with them. But today, we’re all tuning in from home.

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Apple moved WWDC online when it became clear that conventions were medically inadvisable for basically the rest of the year due to the global covid-19 pandemic. So now we’re gonna live-stream this shindig together.

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This year’s developers conference might not be without some drama. We expect to see big changes for Macs, including a long-rumored transition from Intel’s CPUs to ARM-based ones developed in-house. But we’re also waiting to see if Apple CEO Tim Cook addresses long-festering resentment over the company’s App Store revenue-share policies, which some developers claim are anti-competitive and unevenly enforced.

Instead of bringing you the news from San Jose, as usual, we will be live-blogging from the safety of our respective cities: Los Angeles (me) and New York (my colleagues Alex Cranz and Victoria Song). You can watch the stream with us on Apple’s website. Join us shortly before 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, when the keynote kicks off, for news, updates, and lots of fun. We promise.

Consumer tech editor, Gizmodo.

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