Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s highly anticipated Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2014 will kick off today, June 2, in Moscone Center, in San Francisco. The event will begin with a special keynote address at 10:00 a.m. PDT or 1:00 p.m. EDT. As many as 5,000 developers from around the world are expected to attend this year’s WWDC. For those of us who are unable to make it to the event, fortunately Apple has announced it will livestream the keynote addresses of CEO Tim Cook and other executives.
Apple’s WWDC start times by time zone
Furthermore, a livestream suggests Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is planning to showcase something big at the event. As Mashable noted, the tech titan typically reserves the live video feed option for something big. In October 2013, the company live-streamed the launch of the iPad Air, iPad with retina display and the revamped Mac Pro. The WWDC is even more interesting than the iPhone and iPad launch events because it offers a sneak peek into the direction the company will be taking.
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At WWDC, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is expected to unveil iOS 8, Mac OS X 10.10, a new home automation platform and a health & fitness tracking app called Healthbook. The company may also announce an upgrade of its iBeacon technology. There are also rumors that the tech giant could unveil a cheaper model of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, as it was reportedly exploring ARM-based chips.
Here is the list of local times of when WWDC will begin around the world:
- San Francisco- 10:00 a.m. (Monday)
- New York- 1:00 a.m. (Monday)
- London- 6:00 p.m. (Monday)
- Johannesburg- 8:00 p.m. (Monday)
- Bangkok- 1:00 a.m. (Tuesday)
- Hong Kong- 2:00 a.m. (Tuesday)
- Sydney- 5:00 a.m. (Tuesday)
How you can watch Apple’s WWDC 2014 online?
You can watch the live event by visiting this link. If you are a desktop or laptop user, you need to be running Safari 4 or later versions on OS X 10.6 or later. For iPhone and iPad users, you can watch it only if you have Safari iOS 4.2 or later versions. WWDC will also be streamed on Apple TV, but it must be second or third-generation Apple TV running on 5.0.2 or later.
As you might have guessed, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) hasn’t provided an option to watch WWDC for about a billion Android users. But don’t worry, there are several alternatives. For all those who are unable to watch the Apple WWDC 2014 livestream, we will be live blogging with updates throughout the conference.