If it feels like you just watched an Apple keynote stuffed with product announcements, that’s because you did! Last month, Apple executives appeared in a livestreamed video presentation where they showed off new iMacs, new iPads, and some other colorful trinkets.
But this week marks the arrival of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, the yearly gathering where the company shows off all of the enhancements coming to iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and all of the software that powers its devices and services. So while last month’s show was all about atoms, this week’s presentation is all about bits.
For the comprehensive rundown of what to expect from WWDC 2021, read the overview by our very own Lauren Goode. The short version is that we can bank on seeing some previews of the next versions of the software that powers iPhones, iPads, Macs, Apple Watches, and Apple TV boxes. WWDC is, by name and by nature, a developer conference, so we can also expect the presentation to get slightly more technical than the usual Apple product announcement.
One thing we’re certain of is that today’s show will be merely a preview of things to come. The software Apple will demonstrate during its presentation will be coming to devices later this year (likely September) and will be available only to developers and beta testers until then.
How to Watch
Apple’s presentation will start at 1 pm Eastern, 10 am Pacific, today, Monday, June 7. You can stream it in the player at the top of this page. You can also view the stream on Apple’s website, in the Apple TV app, or on the company’s YouTube channel.
That Apple TV option is new as of last year—now that Apple has its own streaming service, it also has a dedicated video app on mobile devices, Apple TV boxes, Roku boxes, and in some smart TVs. You can open that app and find the option to stream Monday’s event whether or not you subscribe to the monthly Apple TV+ streaming service.
We’d recommend launching the stream on your television using either your YouTube app or the Apple TV app. The company’s slickly produced showcases feature lots of high-impact visuals that look good in the larger format. Besides, if you watch it on your television, that frees up your laptop for Slacking and tweeting about Craig Federighi’s hair. (The Apple vice president runs the show at WWDC and he really does have an impressive mane.)
Expect Apple’s presentation to last around 90 minutes. Once the event ends, come back to WIRED for coverage that rounds up the announcements and highlights the industry trends that Apple is both responding to and advancing with its latest software releases.
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