WWDC 2013: Apple streams keynote live; how to keep up to date

WWDC 2013: Apple streams keynote live; how to keep up to date

Summary: One of the biggest developer conferences of the year is set to get under way on Monday. Here's how you can watch live, or keep up-to-date with today's news from the keynote.

TOPICS: Apple, iOS, iPhone, iPad
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In case you fell out of the loop, Apple's WWDC 2013 developer conference kicks off on Monday at the Moscone West Center in San Francisco.

And as a rare treat, the maker of shiny rectangles is today streaming the keynote speech live, given by Apple chief executive Tim Cook and other senior Apple executives.

Ahead of a bevy of expected software, service and hardware announcements, including iOS 7 and OS X 10.9, the company said in a statement today that it will stream the WWDC 2013 keynote live at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET; 6 p.m. BST) to existing Apple users. 

So, if you're around to watch the hour-long session, users must watch the stream online with Safari on iPhones and iPads running iOS 4.2 or later, Safari 4 or later on OS X 10.6 or later, or on an Apple TV (second, third generation) set-top box with software 5.0.2 installed or later.

Viewers can also watch the Apple event live online from supported devices.

But, if you're at work or away from the screens, you can keep up to date with ZDNet throughout the morning and the afternoon, wherever you are. 

We'll bring you the latest and breaking news throughout the day. You can check the @ZDNet Twitter stream for news as it happens, or check out our Apple section. You can also read our sister site CNET's live blog

Topics: Apple, iOS, iPhone, iPad

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  • Apple device requirement

    I'm baffled by the fact that they only stream it to people with existing Apple devices, i know that not many people will eatch this, but surely they want new users to come to the apple ecosystem and they won't be able to see the latest devices (if any are announced) because they dont have an apple device.

    It small things like this that really annoy me about companies in general.
    • It is available

      It is available to all, it just won't be available live. You can watch it on demand later on just about any device.
    • It is developers' conference, and those folks surely can afford an Apple ..

      ... device.

      Plus, there is like half billion Apple devices anyway, so many regular people will be able to see it if they are interested.

      Plus, Apple does not want (yet) to rip-off whatever bonuses are left for its customers.

      Finally, Apple still leaves some earning for media, which receive millions of dollars on so many hits during their live coverages of the event.

      That said, any developer conference, despite being huge event around IT media, is barely relevant to common consumer, who does not have time and wish to care about technology announcements. So the importance of whatever technology companies announce -- even Apple -- can not be overestimated. People will find out eventually, but now, they do not care that much.
    • It's a developers conference!

      Sometimes we have at least one iDevice ,you know. Because we develop for it. It's available to everyone on Apple Events too.
      Maria Davidenko
    • re:Apple device requirement

      It doesn't work on Apple devices either. All we are getting is a black screen disclaimer and bad music.
      Mike Kulpa
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    • Most likely new Apple cat comes

      Interesting, very interesting whether it'll be a available today
      Maria Davidenko