Apple WWDC 2018: When Is It & How to Watch It

Come June, Apple will hold its 29th annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The annual conference will be held in again San Jose this year at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. When the conference kicks off on June 4, developers will come together along with more than 1,000 Apple engineers for get-togethers, sessions, and labs. And of course, Apple will host its Keynote Event, which will live stream on Apple’s website and the WWDC app for Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone. We’ll be covering the event on the day of, so be sure to tune in and follow our coverage come June. Along with its September iPhone announcement, the WWDC Keynote is one of the biggest Apple events of the year. Make sure to join our Facebook group to before Monday to discuss the keynote with other Apple enthusiasts as the announcement happens. After that watch our live podcast the iPhone Life team shares their thoughts on everything that was announced.

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If you’ve watched (or been to) WWDC in the past, you’re probably familiar with what to expect. Apple will show off previews for new operating systems. And maybe even introduce some new hardware; last year Apple announced two new iPad Pros and introduced us to the HomePod. Maybe this year we'll see an iPhone SE 2? Or some new AirPods? Or a redesigned Mac Pro?

Whether or not we see any new devices, you can be sure we’ll get a sneak-peek at some of the coolest new features Apple plans to introduce in iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and MacOS 10.14. It's also possible that this could be the year Apple allow cross-platform iOS/macOS apps and finally brings some original content to the Apple TV.

WWDC 2018: When Is It?

WWDC will be held from June 4–8. It will be held in San Jose, California at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

WWDC 2018 : How to Watch It

On Mac:

On PC:

On Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad:

  • On iPhone, iPad, or 4th-Gen Apple TV, open the App Store and download the WWDC app. The day of the keynote event, open the app and watch the livestream.

  • On 2nd- or 3rd-Gen Apple TV, make sure your software is up to date. A WWDC app will appear around the time of the event (if not already present.)

Live Coverage:

  • Facebook Watch Party: Before the day of the event, don’t forget to join our Facebook Group so you can watch the Keynote along with all of us at iPhone Life.

  • Live Podcast: We’ll also be recording a live podcast following the WWDC Keynote at 3:15 p.m. CST. We’ll cover all the new things we’re excited about and any parts that didn’t live up to expectations. Join the conversation and voice off in the chat box and let us know what you think or ask a question.  Can’t join us live? No problem! Check out the iPhone Life podcast the next day to catch a replay. But we’d love to have you join us live for one of the biggest days of the iPhone year: register here to receive your unique link that will take you directly to the WWDC Live After-Party on June 4. See you then!

What do you want to see from Apple’s WWDC Keynote event? Let us know in the comments.

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor of iPhone Life magazine. Previously she wrote for savvyvegetarian.com and was the Associate Editor of the Iowa Source for many years.