Apple could possibly incorporate a setup using iPhone cameras for its live WWDC broadcast on June 22, 2020.
Apple recently commended on efforts made by the team behind American Idol, using only iPhones to record the last few episodes for the season:
We know that people are relying on their favorite shows while staying at home, and we are happy to be a part of that process with the team at American Idol. iPhone offers a unique solution to deliver broadcast quality video, in the palm of your hand, while keeping production staff and on-air talent safe and in their homes.
It was later confirmed the production crew provided three iPhone 11 Pros, a tripod, and a ring light to judges and participants of the show.
Other networks have also been using setups with just iPhones to broadcast their shows.
NBC aired a special “Parks and Recreation” reunion with a similar setup. Late-night talk show hosts, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon have also been using iPhones to share videos on YouTube.
Clearly, Apple is very proud of what its iPhone is capable of, more so during a difficult time.
Apple themselves may use a similar setup for some segments of WWDC, though it’s not confirmed. It’s only ever implied by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman:
Now you know how (parts of) WWDC is going to look https://t.co/DHBtliORnE
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) May 12, 2020
Apple will definitely still need to use high-end cameras, especially during its keynote presentations.
Other segments, however, can either use rented production equipment or iPhone for its sessions. Honestly, they’d most likely opt to use its iPhones. I mean, why wouldn’t they?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see what exactly Apple will do, come June 22.