Facebook cancels its annual F8 developer over Coronavirus fears

Rajarshi Chatterjee
February 28, 2020, 10:15 AM UTC

The potential COVID-19 pandemic has put a dent for numerous tech giants, including Apple and Facebook.

Social media giant Facebook has scrapped its annual F8 developer conference over rising concerns around coronavirus. The company said it's prioritising the health of its developers and cancelling the in-person component of F8 2020.

The California-based social networking company giant is, however, expected to host a combination of local events, videos and live-stream content to bring together their community members. Facebook said it would share its new plans for the F8 event in the coming weeks.

Other reports suggest that COVID-19 is also interrupting Apple’s development of next iPhones. Travel restrictions in China have stopped Apple engineers from overseeing the production of its hardware.

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