Today, as if a reminder was ever required, is the opening morning of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, otherwise known as WWDC. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re eagerly awaiting the revelations and announcements from Moscone West, and with the wait almost now over, here are the details of how, where and when you can watch and follow the coverage.
Although most Apple events are played out in the media, this year’s WWDC seems to have taken on increased significance. There’s a real consensus that Apple has lost its way in mobile space, and with Android having come along in leaps and bounds over the past couple of years, the Cupertino’s rivaling iOS has barely changed at all. Save Siri, Notification Center and iOS 6’s disastrous Maps app, the fruit company’s mobile OS certainly hasn’t delivered anything to write home about, and with Jony Ive essentially now iOS’s designer, the expectation this time around cannot be overstated.
Of course, we cannot get too carried away; plenty of other announcements and introductions are expected later on today, including the grand unveiling of OS X 10.9. Having slipped through the net in light of the iOS 7 fanfare, analysts and commentators are expecting more by way of iOS-ification, and although we’ve heard precious little pertaining to the Mac software hitherto, all will be revealed in just a few short hours.
If you’re unsure as to when you’ll be needing to tune in, below is a chart detailing the starting times for all of the world’s major cities. No matter whereabouts you reside, you won’t want to miss these pivotal Apple announcements, so check your times and make sure you’re prepped and ready for the big event.
As well as OS X and iOS, Apple may also announce refreshes to the Mac range, and if rumors are to be believed, it won’t get much more exciting than that from a hardware point of view.
Thankfully, like Microsoft, Apple doesn’t tend to drag these things out, so within an hour and a half, we should know everything of any significance.
Apple will be streaming it live on Apple TV. So if you have one, you can tune in to watch it live right on your TV.
For those of you who don’t have an Apple TV, worry not as we will cover every single element of this year’s WWDC right here at Redmond Pie, so make sure you stay tuned to our coverage here. We will also be covering all the details coming out of Sony’s and Microsoft’s E3 press conference today, you can follow our E3 coverage here.
UPDATE: Apple will also be streaming today’s keynote online at apple.com.