How You Can Watch The Apple WWDC Live (Hint: Chrome Isn't Your Friend For This)
Apple's biggest software event, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off on Monday, June 13 at 1 p.m. ET, and the tech behemoth is about to launch some big software updates. Believe me, I've gotten excited about my iPhone software updates in the past, like a layout change, or a bug fix. You definitely don't want to miss the big news about what's about to come your way, so here's how you can watch the WWDC.
There are a few ways to keep up with this year's WWDC keynote address online, but you'll have to keep a few basic requirements in mind before you tune in. If you want to stream the event from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can only tune in from Safari and your device needs to be updated with iOS 7.0 or later. If you're tuning in from a Mac computer, you'll need to make sure you're using Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or you can watch on a PC with Microsoft Edge, according to Apple. You can also stream the event from a second, third, or fourth generation Apple TV (for second and third, you'll need a software update at 6.2 or later).
There's also a WWDC app for your phone that you can download to stream this year's conference.
So what can we expect from this year's WWDC? Well, a lot, so you better be ready for all the tech developments coming your way.
Siri will reportedly be a central part of Apple's software developments. First, Siri is supposed to become even more accessible in-apps, meaning that different apps will be able to integrate their services with Siri. Second, Siri might be coming to your Mac. That's right — Siri will reportedly be part of the next OS X update for Mac, which means you can get super productive with voice control.
Another convenient update is rumored to take Apple Pay to your browser. Apple Pay is the digital wallet in your iPhone that lets you store your card information and make payments straight from your mobile device so that you can avoid having to take your card out every time. Now, for the sake of convenience, Apple Pay might be coming to your browser, so that you don't have to take your card out when making online purchases from your phone. Just think about those times when you're browsing an online store, or ordering food from your phone and you have to take your card out and punch in the numbers. Apple Pay in the browser sounds like an amazing development.
There are plenty more updates to keep an eye out for, including some big Mac OS developments, watchOS and tvOS developments as well. You won't want to miss the WWDC keynote address and all the big updates heading your way, so be sure to tune in live from your computer, phone, or Apple TV on Monday.