How to watch or follow the WWDC 16 live keynote

by Joey deVilla on June 12, 2016

hello wwdc16

Once again, it’s time for one of the biggest tech events of the year: Apple’s WWDC, short for World Wide Developer Conference, taking place on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific / 1:00 p.m. Eastern. It’s a conference for people who develop for Apple’s various platforms, and it starts with a layperson-friendly keynote featuring big announcements. Here are some of the goodies that Apple’s announced at WWDCs past:

  • 2014: The Swift programming language
  • 2012: Apple Maps
  • 2010: iPhone 4
  • 2009: iPhone 3GS, iOS 3, and Find My iPhone
  • 2008: Apps for the iPhone! App Store!
  • 2005: Mac switches to Intel chips and podcast support in iTunes
  • 2003: Safari browser
  • 2002: End of OS 9
  • 1998: Steve Jobs’ new OS X strategy

How to watch the keynote on your iOS device or computer

You’ll need one of these:

  • An iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with Safari running iOS 7 or later
  • A Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later, running OS X 10.8.5 (“Mountain Lion”) or later
  • A Windows computer running Microsoft’s Edge browser on Windows 10

…and you should point your browser (Safari on the Mac, Edge on Windows 10) to http://www.apple.com/apple-events/june-2016/.

How to watch the keynote on your Apple TV

If you have one of these:

  • A 2nd- or 3rd-generation Apple TV running tvOS 6.2 or later
  • A 4th-generation Apple TV (the kind that runs apps from the App Store)

…fire up your Apple TV, go to the App Store, and get the WWDC 16 app. Download it, open it, and enjoy the show!

If you can’t watch the keynote but want to follow along

If your work situation or technology won’t let you watch the keynote, you can still follow along with all the people liveblogging the event:

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