Following on from speculation, Apple has now confirmed the dates of this years World Wide Developers Conference. WWDC 2016 will take place from June 13th to June 17th at the usual venue of the Moscone West Convention Center in California, although the keynote speech and the first day of the conference will actually take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. Those wishing to be in with a chance of attending can register any time between now and April 22nd, with the lucky attendees being chosen at random. The winners will be informed on April 25th, at 5:00 PM PDT and should expect to pay in the region of $1600 for a ticket.
Image : WWDC 2016
So, what can we expect from this year’s WWDC ? As always, the next iteration of Apple’s operating system, iOS 10, will be announced. Although we don’t have any concrete news about iOS 10, we do have some rumors to share with you .
iOS 10 :
- Aesthetics – iOS 10 is likely to remain the same design as iOS 9, disappointing those who want to see a major design overhaul.
- New Emoji’s – thanks to an agreement by the Unicode Consortium, we could see the addition of 74 new emoji’s
- Photo Management – we could also see some of the old and loved features of the iPhoto experience making a comeback, such as the ability to directly edit EXIF data, and editing parts of a photo within the app. There is also a rumor about Face Detection being included in the Photo app.
- Hiding stock apps – for the first time ever, users may be able to hide or uninstall stock apps that they do not use and take up valuable space.
- Control Center – there is the possibility of more customization being added in to the control center as well as being able to enable 3D Touch Quick Actions for toggles on supported devices
- iPad features – now that Apple has two iPad Pro models, there is a chance of more features exclusive to the iPad being introduced with iOS 10.
On top of all this, we could see a whole raft of new features and the usual improvements that normally come with a new iOS and the announcement of the next Mac OS, OS X 10.12. The first beta download of iOS 10 will be made available to developers at the time of announcement and we can expect the final version to be released in September, around the time the new iPhone is released.
How to Watch WWDC 2016 Event LIVE :
The easiest way to watch the live streams of the Apple event is to watch it on your iOS device. Just use your Safari browser on your iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone and visit apple.com/live. You must be running iOS or above.
- OS X
You can watch the event on your Mac running OS X v10.8.5 or above. Ensure that your Safari browser version is at least 6.0.5 and then go to apple.com/live to watch the event live.
- Apple TV
In case you have an Apple TV, you can watch the event on the big screen. Your Apple TV must be 2nd or 3rd gen and must be running firmware 6.2 or above.
- Update your Apple TV software to the latest version by going to Settings > General > Software Updates and selecting Update Software.
- You will find a new app for the streaming the Apple event live. Just select that app with your Apple TV remote.
- Now choose the Play option to watch the event.
- Windows 10
Apple has now allowed Windows 10 PCs for streaming the event right from the Edge web browser. If you are using a Windows 10 PC, just go to apple.com/live using the Edge browser.
- Windows 10 | 8.1 | 8 | 7 and below
You can use VLC media player to watch the live streaming on Windows PCs.
- Download VLC and install it [ext link].
- Now open VLC and go to Media > Open Network Stream > Network section.
- Now just paste the following link and click on Play to watch the event –
Android users can also watch the event live by using the following steps-
- Download and install VLC for Android.
- Now open the VLC app, tap the hamburger menu on the top left, and finally tap the Stream option.
- Now just paste the following link there and watch the event:
Let us know what you want to see in iOS 10. We’ll be keeping you up to date with all the latest news on WWDC and iOS 10 so Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. The upcoming iOS and iPhone preview that we are about to see on June this year cannot be missed, so do not forget to watch it. Anyway, we will be keep updating the news live, so stay tuned.