It’s almost time for Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). Taking place in the heart of San Francisco, California, USA it is the conference where people developing software for Apple’s products can learn about the new tools that they can take advantage of in their software. This is also an opportunity for developers to also speak to the people that make the tools that they use to make their apps.
Of course Apple will be following their usual tradition of having an opening keynote where they show off some of the new software (or sometimes hardware) that they have been working on.
Incidentally, Apple will be doing a live video stream of the opening keyntoe. The action will start at 10AM pacific time (6PM UK time). If you are interested in watching it then here’s how you will be able to do so:
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later
- A Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later
- A PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
- A second or third generation Apple TV with Software 6.2 or later
- A fourth generation Apple TV.
If you really want to watch on an older PC then here’s how you will be able to do it:
- Download and install the VLC Player
- On Windows: Navigate to the Media tab and select Open Network Stream.
- On Android: Hit the hamburger menu and the “Stream” option.
- In the URL field, insert the following URL. (This is the video stream the Apple TV uses to show the keynote.)
Press Play to start the live stream. The video might appear broken until Apple actually starts the event (Monday at 10 AM PST), but it will begin when the official stream goes live on Apple TV.
So what can you expect from this opening ceremony of sorts?
Well, during this opening ceremony (which has been a tradition for a while now), Apple has shown off the latest version of iOS(the operating system that runs on iPhones and iPads). Apple has also used the WWDC keynote to show off a new version of OSX (the operating system that runs on Apple’s desktop and laptop computers). In terms of the name of the next version of OSX, Apple has been naming their releases after places in California. The last one was named after El Capitan (the famous rock inside of the Yosemite National Park) so it will be interesting to see what name they come up with for the new version.
What would you like to see apple talk about at WWDC 2016? Let me know in the comments.
If you are a developer who is attending WWDC I would love to get your view of what it’s like at WWDC, so be sure to let me know in the comments.