How to watch Apple WWDC21: Live streaming and schedule
Written by Marie Pireddu on
It will take place from June 7 to June 11, and the 32nd Worldwide Developers Conference is again a digital-only event with no physical gathering due to the ongoing global health crisis.
WWDC 2020 was the first WWDC event to be held digitally, and the 2021 conference will be modeled after the 2020 version.
WWDC 2021 is free for all developers as it's held online. Developers worldwide will be able to attend to discover Apple's new releases, as well as engage with Apple engineers through sessions, one-on-one lab appointments, and the Apple Developer Forums, which were revamped and improved ahead of WWDC 2021.
Apple is expected to preview iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15, watchOS 8 and macOS 12
Event schedule and how to watch them
- This five-day event kicks off with the Apple Keynote, most likely given by CEO Tim Cook on June 7, 10 a.m. PDT
How to watch it: Streamed directly from Apple Park, the keynote address will be available via apple.com , the Apple Developer app, the Apple TV app, and Apple's YouTube Channel
- Platforms State of the Union on June 7, 2 p.m. PDT
How to watch it: Platforms State of the Union will stream via the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website.
- Apple Design Awards on June 10, 2 p.m. PDT
How to watch it: The Apple Design Awards will stream via the Apple Developer app and the Apple Developer website.
Apart from this, during the five-day event, Apple will host over 200 in-depth sessions for developers that can be watched on the Apple Developer App.
GoodBarber's own Head of iOS development share his experience with the WWDC
What does WWDC represent for iOS Developers?
" WWDC is the Mecca for iOS developers! It's the event that matters the most. I always recommend to new iOS developers to attend if possible. It's really a fantastic experience, with a strong feeling of belonging to a special community. it also impacts our work for the rest of the year and even the years following."
Do you have any expectations for this Conference?
"I try not to have any :) I know there will be as always exciting new features to be unveiled. That being said, I hope that they'll announce that macOS 12 will be called Mammoth. Van Halen fans will get the reference :) "
How's the Conference week for you? Pulling any all-nighters?
"In my younger years, yes all-nighters were easy. It's a bit more challenging now :). But with the excitement of the new releases, I will for sure spend a few nights testing the new stuff. With the developer account, we get access to the Beta1 version of the new features and of course, you gotta test them all! I will also attend work sessions that could help GoodBarber's development and a few just for my own personal knowledge."
Due to the pandemic, the Conference is this year again all online. How do you like the new format and can you share your memories of your first visit to San Jose?
" Apple has done a tremendous job adapting its format, the length of the sessions, for example, to optimize the online format. But I really hope that we'll be able to go back to San Jose, physically very soon. I miss the social side of the Conference. Meeting iOS developers from all around the world. One of my very first memory from that trip is actually arriving at the airport and getting in line for the immigration control, and .... every single person in that line was a developer! Hundreds of people, all devs, in this one random place at the airport. You really get to see the importance of the event.