Apple has decided to pull out of this year’s South-Southwest (SXSW) event because of a new coronavirus outbreak, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. Several tech giants, including Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, have announced they will not attend the austin event. Vanity Fair has confirmed that Apple launched this year’s event, but Apple officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to previous forecasts, Apple will have its world premiere of Spike Jonze’s “Beastie Boys Story”, an animated musical called “Central Park” and a documentary called “Home” at this year’s SXSW event. Variety also reported that in addition to the new content, Little America’s creators, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V, will hold a speech, which has now been canceled.
Many companies and organizations announced that they would no longer attend the Technology, Music and Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place from March 13 to March 22. Austin public health officials said today that the event will go ahead as planned.
“It’s important that we now know clearly that we’re actively evaluating mass gatherings every day,” Mark Escott, interim medical director and health director at the Austin Department of Public Health, said in a press release. At present, there is no evidence that south-westerly or other activities will close the community, thereby making it safer. We’ve been monitoring this. “