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Apple's first remote WWDC drew 22 million viewers

Tim Cook at 2020 WWDC

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Apple's first virtual Worldwide Developers Conference in June saw 22 million app makers tune in, setting "a new standard for what online events can achieve."

During Apple's quarterly earnings conference call Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared some numbers about the success of the company's virtual WWDC in June.

With 72 hours of video content available, the event drew 22 million viewers. A breakdown of viewership was not provided, though it is likely that a large chunk tuned in for the keynote on June 22.

"Apple set a new standard for what online events can achieve," Cook said during Apple's earnings call.

He went on to rehash some of the key announcements from WWDC, including the shift to Apple Silicon and the unveilings of MacOS Big Sur, iOS 14, and other new operating systems.

In early July, AppleInsider talked to developers about what it was like to participate in this one-of-a-kind WWDC.