View Full Version : How to Follow the WWDC '10 Keynote

30th May 2010, 10:03 PM
Q: When is the Event being held?

A: On Monday the 7th of June, at Moscone West in San Francisco.

That equates to the following times on Tuesday the 8th of June in Australia:

1:00 AM in Western Australia
2:30 AM in the Northern Territory and South Australia
3:00 AM in Queensland, News South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the ACT

Q: Who will be delivering the presentation?

A: Steve Jobs, of course. Though you should expect to see the likes of Phil Schiller and Scott Forstall taking over for portions of the keynote.

Q: What is Apple going to announce at this event?

A: Unlike the iPhone OS announcements, Apple doesn't pre-announce what they'll be talking about at their WWDC keynotes. However, based on past keynotes it's a given that Apple will re-announce iPhone OS 4.0 and announce availability and price (for iPod touch users, iPhone and iPad customers will get the upgrade free, though there is a small chance the touch will get it free also).

Mac OSX 10.7 is not expected to make an appearance until next year, so it's unlikely we'll hear anything about it this year.

What about a new iPhone? If the last two years keynotes are anything to go by we'll almost certainly see a new iPhone, and we can say with almost 100% certainty that it will be the model recently leaked to Gizmodo. What will that new iPhone look like? Leaks suggest a new industrial design, front facing camera with video calling, higher resolution rear camera, possibly with HD video, a faster A4 derived processor, a larger battery and a high-res 960x640 LCD IPS display.

Other rumours suggest we may see a free version of MobileMe and Safari extensions, though these rumours have not been as widely supported, and are thus much less likely.

Q: Will Apple stream the event live?

A: No.

Q: Is there another way to follow the event live?

A: Yes, while Apple themselves doesn't offer the content of the event until after it has finished, many hard working bloggers and journalists post a continuous stream of short text updates about what is happening on stage in what is called a 'live blog'.

Places running live blogs for this event will be added here as links become available.

Q: Will Apple make a video of the event available?

A: Yes.

While Apple hasn't actually announced plans to release a video of the keynote, they have released videos of every event for the last several years without announcing their intentions to do so ahead of time.

Q: When will they make the video available?

A: Videos are usually posted the afternoon of the event, which is about 12pm AEST.

Q: How can I get the event video when it is made available?

Once the video is made available, a link should appear on the front page of Apple.com (http://www.apple.com/) and on Apple's events page (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/appleevents/).

Alternatively you can subscribe to the Apple Keynotes podcast (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=275834665) (iTunes link) using iTunes. The event video should be added to the podcast feed around the same time it is posted to Apple's website.

If you are working, at school, or just want to watch the keynote spoiler-free, subscribe to the podcast and set it to refresh every hour, and it should be ready for you when you get home in the afternoon.

Videos for past WWDC Keynotes are available here:
2008 (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/wwdc08/)
2009 (http://www.apple.com/quicktime/qtv/wwdc09/)

30th May 2010, 10:05 PM
Titles for the previous years WWDC Keynote videos need to be fixed.

Otherwise, thanks again for putting this up. Helps me remind myself when I needto stay up until to watch the streams.

30th May 2010, 10:08 PM
Titles for the previous years WWDC Keynote videos need to be fixed.

Otherwise, thanks again for putting this up. Helps me remind myself when I needto stay up until to watch the streams.
Damn you're quick. Fixed. Had to remove 2006 and 2007 since the actual video links don't work. They're probably on YouTube though.

31st May 2010, 02:31 AM