Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference gets underway in just a couple of hours. If you can’t be there in person, you can watch the live stream to learn about iOS 13 and everything else Apple management has to announce. Here are the details on how to watch the WWDC 2019 keynote live stream.
Where and when to watch the WWDC 2019 live stream
Apple’s WWDC 2019 begins today at 10 a.m. Pacific/ 1 p.m. Eastern at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California. The keynote speech typically lasts for about two hours, although if there is a lot to announce, it may last longer than that. The WWDC 2019 live stream begins at the same time.
If you want to watch it via your web browser, you can do so on Apple’s website by clicking here. The company used to limit the WWDC live stream to the Safari browser and Microsoft Edge, but this year the company said the newest versions of Firefox and Chrome might also be able to access the stream.
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Apple TV users can also watch the live stream using the Apple Events app in the set-top box. Make sure the box is updated to at least tvOS 10.2 To watch the WWDC 2019 live stream on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll need to download the Apple WWDC app from the App Store.
The company also sometimes posts the live stream on its YouTube page.
iOS 13 and what else to expect from WWDC 2019
iOS 13 is always the centerpiece of WWDC, and this year is expected to be no different. However, we also expect the Apple Watch and watchOS to be a major highlight this year. We’ve heard numerous rumors that the company will take a major step toward making the Apple Watch independent from the iPhone, so we expect to hear more about that today. Among the additions to watchOS 6 are expected to be its own App Store, a voice recorder, new messaging features, a calculator and other new apps.
Among the new features expected in iOS 13 are the long-awaited Dark Mode, the combination of Find My friends with Find My iPhone, and improved tools for Mail. The iPhone and iPad home pages are also expected to be redesigned in iOS 13 with an emphasis on speeding up operations and making them more efficient.
We’re also expecting to hear about Apple’s plans to make the iPad even more of a replacement for PCs than it has already been. Home screen improvements are expected, as are more multi-tasking features.
Developers are also expected to receive new iOS app building tools for Macs bringing Apple’s ecosystem into even greater unity. The company may also merge some of its other technologies. The WWDC 2019 live stream could also bring the end of iTunes, which would really be the end of an era for Apple.
WWDC isn’t expected to bring new hardware, although it might reveal a few minor things or just some hints about what to expect when the major reveal events arrive this fall.