Metal detectors reportedly being installed at WWDC amid Orlando mass shooting

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As noted by Workflow co-founder and developer Nick Frey, metal detectors are going up at WWDC ahead of today’s keynote, a first for Apple’s annual developers conference.

The last-minute security measure is apparently in response to the horrific terrorist attack which saw fifty people shot to death in a gay club in Orlando. Several Apple executives have acknowledged the tragedy on Twitter.

Apple CEO Tim cook wrote on Twitter that “Our hearts go out to the victims of the unspeakable tragedy in Orlando, their families and all who grieve with them.”

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller, sent out his “Thoughts and prayers for all dealing with tragedy in Orlando.”

Apple’s boss of environment policies and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson, said on Twitter: “End hatred. Stop violence. I pray for peace for brothers and sisters in Florida who are the latest mass victims of both in the US.”

WWDC kicks off with a keynote at 10am.

Read our pre-WWDC roundup of everything we think might be introduced today.

Source: Twitter