On June 7, Apple will reveal to developers what’s in store for the upcoming operating systems, but anyone can watch the live stream to see all the new features coming this fall for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8 .
For the second year in a row, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will be a fully digital event. The coronavirus threat is still a health hazard, meaning there are no indoor WWDC21 gatherings for developers to personally scout how to prepare their apps for the next major OS releases.
However, developers can still access all events remotely. So anyone on the Apple Developer Program can view the State of the Union keynote and Platforms, as well as access in-depth video sessions, individual labs, engineers in the Apple Developer Forums, special activities, and more.
WWDC 2021 Timeline
- Beyond WWDC events begin June 5
- Apple Keynote, June 7, 10am PDT (1pm EDT)
- State of the Union Platforms, June 7, 2:00 PM PDT (5:00 PM EDT)
- Apple Developer Forums, June 7 to June 11
- 1-on-1 Developer Labs, June 7 to June 11
- Digital lounges on Slack, June 7 to June 11
- Pavilions, June 7 to June 11
- Session videos, June 8 to June 11
- Apple Design Awards, June 10, 2 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. EDT)
How to stream the WWDC21 Keynote
The keynote and Platforms State of the Union can be viewed by anyone with a compatible device and internet access. The great places to watch are from Apple’s website and YouTube channel:
Optimal Ways to Stream
- Apple.com via iPhone 7 or higher with Safari on iOS 12 or higher
- Apple.com via iPad (5th generation or higher) with Safari on iOS 12 or higher
- Apple.com via iPod touch (7th generation) with Safari on iOS 12 or later
- Apple.com via Mac with Safari on macOS Mojave 10.14 or later
- With the Apple Developer app on Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV
- With the Apple TV app on Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV
- Using the Apple Events channel on Apple TV
Other ways to stream
- Apple.com via any computer, smartphone or tablet with recent versions of Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge that supports MSE (Media Service Extensions), H.264 (video) and AAC (audio)
- AirPlay to a TV with an Apple TV (2nd generation or later) or an AirPlay 2 enabled device with the latest Apple TV software
- With the Apple TV app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Google TV
- Using the Apple TV app on Samsung, LG, Vizio and Sony smart TVs
- Using the Apple TV app on PlayStation or Xbox game consoles
- Using the Apple TV app on Android smartphones
- From Apple’s YouTube channel using YouTube app for iOS, iPadOS, Android and other platforms
How to view and participate in developer-specific events
If you are a developer, many of the above requirements and manners apply to all sessions and competitions outside of the keynote. The Apple Developer app for Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV is one way, and the other is to go to Apple’s developer website at:
Unlike the in-person event, it’s all free if you have a developer account. Apple typically charged around $ 1,600 per ticket to attend WWDC in person, but online and free may be here to stay.
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