Apple is hosting the Worldwide Developer Conference or WWDC and it will begin tonight at 10:30 PM. The event will be held in San Jose, California, and it will go on until June 9. The Apple WWDC 2017 keynote will begin today, at 10 am Pacific Standard Time, which means in India, the event can be viewed at 10:30 pm onwards. The company usually announces software updates at this keynote event each year. Similarly, we can expect some new features in iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. Other than software, the Cupertino giant is also expected to announce a new Siri-powered speaker alongside big hardware upgrades for iPads and MacBooks. Here are some of the questions you might want answers to, like what can you expect at the WWDC 2017 and how could you live stream the event?
Apple WWDC 2017: Time and place of the keynote event?
Apple’s WWDC 2017’s keynote event is today. You will be able to watch Apple CEO Tim Cook along with other important executives like Craig Federighi, Phil Schiller, Eddy Cue live on stage. Apple generally makes crucial software announcements at WWDC each year, and this year too we can expect the same. Yet, notably, the key focus this year will be hardware.
Apple’s WWWDC 2017 keynote will take place in San Jose Convention Centre. The event will start at 10 am PDT. In India, you can start viewing the event at 10.30 pm IST. The company will be a live streaming the event.
Apple WWDC 2017: How to watch live stream tonight?
Apple’s keynote is streamed live from the company’s own website, and for those who have an Apple device, this makes watching the event a whole lot simpler. Apple uses its own HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology, and for this, you need to have an Apple device like an iPhone, iPad or MacBook. Additionally Apple TV, iPods are supported as well. Apple is now supporting Microsoft’s Edge browser on Windows 10 as well.
Apple WWDC 2017: Minimum requirements to watch the event?
For Apple users, you will need to watch the live event from the official company website. You will need iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later. For MacBook users, you will need the Safari browser 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later.
For PC users, Microsoft Edge is the browser where you can watch the WWDC 2017 keynote live. Your computer will need to be on Windows 10. Finally, for streaming via Apple TV, you will need a second or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. For those with an Apple TV fourth generation, the event can also be streamed live.
Apple WWDC 2017: Key announcements to expect at the event?
Apple’s WWDC is all about developers, but for the general folks, and those who love Apple, this is a chance to glimpse at what is coming up. iOS 11 will be showcased first at WWDC 2017, and we will get a look at the new features. Some features of iOS 11 could include an updated user interface, a ‘dark mode’. Apple’s Mail and Safari apps could also get support for the Apple Pencil, and new iPad Pro related features could be announced. Apple will also likely update its own apps in iOS 11. Apple’s new version of macOS, tvOS, and watchOS will also be showcased at the event.
But it looks like software won’t be the only focus of Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote. According to several reports, new MacBooks will be introduced by Apple at the event along with its Siri home speaker. Apple could also introduce its refreshed iPad lineup.
Apple WWDC 2017: All we know about the new Siri speaker?
Apple is working on its own Siri-powered speaker, which will compete with Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa. The Siri-powered speaker won’t be shipping this year, but it will have two main purposes. According to Bloomberg’s report, the Siri-speaker could be the hub to control appliances, lights in the home via Apple’s HomeKit system.
It will also get users more ingrained into the Apple ecosystem. The report notes the Siri-speaker is being built by Inventec Corp, which is the Taipei-based manufacturer that made the AirPod wireless headphones. Also, it looks like Apple employees have been testing the devices in their homes.