Apple will live stream next week’s ‘exciting’ WWDC keynote address

By , May 27, 2014

Apple WWDC 2014 Live stream

After confirming via the recently updated WWDC for iOS app that it will be kicking off its summer developer pilgrimage with a keynote on June 2, Apple has just confirmed that the two-hour event will be available as a free live stream on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices, as well as on Mac and Windows PCs.

According to a newly published webpage on the Apple Events microsite, fans are in for some “exciting announcements”

The keynote kicks off at 10:00am Pacific Time / 1pm Eastern Time.

“Watch streaming video from this special event and learn more about our exciting announcements,” notes Apple.

Additionally, both the State of the Union keynote address and Apple Design Awards will be live-streamed through Apple’s website in real-time.

We’re of course expecting Apple CEO Tim Cook to headline the keynote.

If past keynotes are an indication, he should be joined on stage by other senior executives, including SVP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue (responsible for iCloud, iTunes and more); SVP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi (responsible for iOS and OS X); and SVP of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller.

And if The Financial Times newspaper is right, Apple should take the wraps off its rumored software platform for the connected home – Apple’s Internet of Things, if you will.

Apple WWDC 2014 banner on homepage

If you plan on tuning in remotely and stream the show as it happens, you’ll need at least Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X 10.6 or later, Safari on iOS 4.2 or later or QuickTime 7 on Windows.

A live-stream of the event will be also available on the second and third-generation Apple TV with Apple TV software 5.0.2 or later.

As depicted on the screenshot above, Cupertino is also advertising the live-stream of WWDC on its front page.

Apple previously announced that the five-day conference will focus on “the future of iOS and OS X,” and one blogger in the know has since cautioned the event is likely to see a larger OS X 10.10 presence because some iOS 8 features have apparently shifted back to iOS 8.1.

Some hardware announcements (my money is on a Retina MacBook Air) are expected at the otherwise software-focused event, but probably not the iWatch or a new Apple TV, Re/code has learned.

WDC 2.0 for iOS (iPad screenshot 004)

And should that Apple-Beats deal happen after all, expect to see Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre introduced as Apple executives at the Moscone West stage.

Some of the new sessions include such topics as Women In Technology and Apps for China. All told, WWDC will host “more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps”.

And as leaked in the official WWDC app for the iPhone and iPad, there will be a bunch of secret sessions with funny titles like ‘This is Still Under Wraps’, ‘All In Due Time,’ ‘No Comment Yet’, ‘We’re Not Telling Just Yet’ and more, as pictured on the above screeenshot.

In the meantime, download some nicely done WWDC 2014 wallpapers for your iPhone and iPad. Up next: WWDC banners and decorations going up at Moscone West any day now.

Don’t worry, we’ll keep you in the loop.

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  • Byron C Mayes

    Mmmm! Steamed keynote! Better than clams!

  • A’s Network

    Wish I could go to WWDC…

    • http://www.grahammiranda.com/ Graham Miranda

      It’s like $1000 or something. Not sure but read it somewhere

      • http://weekendcoders.com Justin

        $1499 + air + hotel + the ability to get a ticket. Not going to happen for me… I would give almost anything to go though!

      • A’s Network

        I could have a chance of going for the student scholarship next year… that would be nice:)

  • Simche Apple Konstantinovic

    Such early “announcement” of the streaming availability. This is very good, we can now all prepare to bomb this site when it starts next week! :D Get your iPopcorns ready :p

    • http://www.grahammiranda.com/ Graham Miranda

      haha

  • Domodo

    THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME

  • Steve Zou

    Oooooooooooooooh yeah

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    So it looks like if we have Quicktime we dont need Safari….is that correct? I’ll be at work and we have a PC. I remember the last one I had to watch on my iphone. Wasnt as good.

    • Vince Reedy

      I watched the last one in the car.

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        that doesnt answer my question, but good for you.

      • http://www.grahammiranda.com/ Graham Miranda

        It does not work on Windows at all. I tried everything. This is what Apple’s website says “Live streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.”

      • CaffeinePizza

        I wonder if spoofing the user agent works

    • TheShade247

      You need quick time plug-in installed in your browser

  • Christian Mejía

    Yes!

  • ikhd

    Just wanna ask.. could i watch the keynote on android device..!? I have a proplem with my iphone & i don’t have a laptop or pc :(

  • Matthew

    What is the state of the union address?

  • http://www.shadikabbesh.net/ Shadi Kabbesh

    How to access the streaming on AppleTV?

    • Vanggaard

      If you don’t have it already, you will get an app (by magic) on your apple tv when we get closer to “GO LIVE” :)

  • @dongiuj

    Great, another apple event where only people who cheer and write NOT one thing negative about apple agreed by apple to attend. It’s almost like there are cue cards for people to cheer at this event. Sounds so cheap and badly rehearsed. I just like to listen to the bullshit apple try to brainwash people with like: 2.01345% thinner, 1.675% faster, 150% precetage figures to make you think it a massive improvement because we’re running out of selling points, 500.999999999% over reacted cheers bla bla bla and 111.111111 rounded off to the nearest decimal point% more bla bla blas!
    BUY IT!

    • TheShade247

      Don’t waste your time watching it! You can do more useful things with your butt

      • @dongiuj

        Like taking a dump. Good one!

    • coLin

      That’s why they went to school for :)