How to view WWDC 2021 Keynote: Date and start time
WWDC – Apple’s Global Developers Conference – is set to begin on Monday, June 6, 2022, where the company will unveil its plans for operating systems on our iPhone, iPad, Mac, watch, homepod and Apple TV. You will be able to see the main statement below.
Apple is running a virtual WWDC due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, just as it did in 2020 and 2021, although some lucky developers will be able to attend in person this year. The WWDC keynote will still take the form of a video stream from Apple headquarters where we will probably see a demo of new features for Apple’s various operating systems and services that will arrive in the fall.
Following the keynote, Apple will address a ‘State of the Union’ and then hold various sessions for developers. Instead of the usual 6,000 participants (as of 2018), any Apple developer will be able to attend a session where Apple discusses the ins and outs of the new operating system and how to apply the new features.
The WWDC Keynote has always been a must watch event. In this article we will begin with the keynote address, and then we will discuss how you can view other WWDC related content that you will be able to access.
You can read more about WWDC 2022 in our article: WWDC 2022: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Developers Conference.
When is WWDC 2022 Keynote?
The keynote address will take place on the first day of WWDC 2022.
The first day is Monday, June 6. Apple has confirmed that the keynote address will begin at 10am PDT.
Here is what most of our readers translate in the countries where they live:
United Kingdom: 6 pm (BST)
Europe: 7 pm (CEST)
US: 10am (PDT), 11am (MDT), noon (CDT), 1pm (EDT)
Canada: 2pm (ADT)
India: 10.30 pm (IST)
Singapore and China: 1am the next day
Japan: 2 am the next day (JST)
Australia: Next day 1am (AWST), 2.30am (ACST), 3am (AEST)
New Zealand: 5am the next day (NZST)
The event will probably last one to two hours.
How to see WWDC Keynote
Apple will livestream the original presentation so that anyone can watch. As soon as the video goes live we will embed the YouTube link in the video below. In the meantime here is last year’s WWDC video if you want to remind yourself what happened.
YouTube is not the only place to watch. Below we run different ways to view WWDC Keynote depending on your device:
(Apple has also streamed the event live on Twitter in the past. This test doesn’t seem to be repeating itself instead.) Management Apple.com followers, however, may have tweets posted during the event.)
Apple’s special events page has all the information you need, including the option to add it to your calendar.
How to view WWDC Keynote on a Mac
There are several ways to view WWDC Keynote on a Mac.
You can see where it streams on the Apple website via MacOS Sierra 10.12 or later Safari. To view, simply go to the Apple Events page. Although it looks like Apple will stream it directly to apple.com.
You will be able to watch the TV app here – and download the keynote (Currently that link goes to the old event).
It can also be found on the Apple Developer website.
After the keynote address, it will be available on the Apple Podcast app and the Apple TV app.
You can also see the original notes from the previous year on Apple’s Podcast app, available at MacOS Catalina.
How to view WWDC Keynote on iPad or iPad
Apple says that using iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, the original videos of the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch get the best experience using Safari using iOS 10 or later (although it will also run on iOS 9).
To view, either go to the Apple Events page or open the TV app and watch the stream there.
How to watch WWDC Keynote on Apple TV
Apple TV users will be able to watch keynote speeches as long as they have the App Store support and an Apple TV featuring the TV app.
You will be able to watch the main speech through the TV app.
Apple previously hosted WWDC Keynote inside a dedicated event app on Apple TV but this year that app has been redesigned and the original Note will appear as an alternative to the TV app instead.
How to watch WWDC Keynote on YouTube
Apple will stream the keynote here on YouTube. (And you’ll be able to see it at the top of this article).
The stream is set up with a preview already published on YouTube You can create a “watch later” reminder so you don’t miss the show
How to view a PC
PC owners will need Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 to visit Apple’s site. Or they can try using YouTube like above.
How else to look …
Apple has said that other platforms may be able to access the stream using the latest versions of Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC required).
To view, see the Apple Events page.
How to look in the Apple Store
In the past (pre-epidemic) local stores participated in broadcast events for which the public was encouraged to sign up for Apple’s website. Search your local store to see if an event is happening.
Can I join a WWDC session?
WWDC is not just a keynote speech. If you want to learn more about the new software coming to Macs, iPhones, iPads and other Apple products, you may be interested to know that in 2022, as in 2021, Apple will allow all registered developers to access online sessions.
Apple has shared a lineup with timing for the WWDC Union Platform State Presentations and 100+ developer sessions.
Unfortunately only registered developers can listen to the session – which is usually protected by an NDA. However, if you are a registered developer and usually one of the many who miss WWDC tickets, this year you will have access to all sessions – and most importantly, presenters will have the ability to ask your questions.
June 6, 10am PDT: Apple Keynote
June 6, 1pm PDT: Platform State of the Union
June 6, 5pm PDT: Apple Design Awards
150 in-depth sessions, including ‘Access to Expert’.
There are a number of virtual ‘activities’ that will “help developers engage in technical discussions, get their questions answered and connect with the community”.
Swift Student Challenge
How to register as a developer
To register as a developer, go to the Apple Developer Program registration page and click Enroll.
Registering as Apple Developer will give you access to support materials and enable you to register Mac and iOS devices with Apple so that you can use them to run your software.
You can sign in with your own Apple ID (recommended if you are a single developer), or you can create an Apple ID for the developer account only (recommended if you are developing for a company).
You do not have to pay Apple to register as a developer. You can sign up and get access to all developer tools without paying a penny. Basic registration is fine for creating and testing an app, although you will need to sign up with Apple to subscribe if you want to download Developer Preview.
How to join a WWDC session
Apple says the WWDC 2022 format will “provide a complete program, including an online keynote and session, which will provide a great learning experience for our entire developing community, for the whole world.” Developers are encouraged to download the Apple Developer app for more information.