Apple WWDC 2018 is almost here and if you are here then obviously you want to watch it live. Well, you will get to know all the process here. WWDC 2018 will take place at McEnergy Convention Center on 4 June 2018 to 8 June 2018. It starts at 10 AM and in India, it will start at 10:30 PM.
Like always you can witness the WWDC 2018 event live at your Apple devices like Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. If you don’t have any of Apple devices then know that still, you can get access to live stream as it is also available for Windows 10 users too.
WWDC 2018 will be a 5 days conference that will have multiple sessions for developers. But know that the biggest announcement is presented at McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
How to Experience the Event Live!
Unfortunately, if you are reading this then know that registration is already closed. Now you have only one option now that is watching the event live on your system or device. Now don’t lose hope, before skipping this point we recommend you to keep reading as we are going to tell you the process so you can be aware of the procedure and don’t miss the WWDC 2019 event.
WWDC Ticket Lottery
Despite using normal ticketing system, you have to go through WWDC lottery system. Here keep in mind that if you win then you have to pay and the ticket is pretty expensive.
You can get an estimate about the importance of this event by knowing that in 2012, all 5000 tickets sold out within just 2 hours. Same happened in 2013 but here the shocking thing was all tickets were sold out in just 2 minutes.
Now, this lets many developers down so to avoid this and everyone give a fair chance Apple came up with the totally different approach. They introduce a ticket lottery system for 2014 conference.
As you are already too late for registration (the last date was 22 March 2018 at 10:00 AM) you still had two ways to get into WWDC 2018.
We will disclose it later but before know that if you have already registered then you may have a question about how do I know if I’ve won a ticket, right? If you have the same question then you need to check your emails as Apple will notify the winners as soon the registrations were closed. Those who are unable to win the lottery get a mail something like this:
“Dear Developer. Thank you for registering for the random selection process to attend WWDC 2018.
Unfortunately, you were not selected to purchase a ticket. However, you can still take advantage of great WWDC content. We’ll be posting session videos, slides, and sample code throughout the week for all Registered Apple Developers.
We appreciate your support.
Apple Developer Program Support.”
Now coming back to the main thing. If you have missed out the lottery ticket registration then know that Apple is giving out tickets through WWDC Scholarships to school children or students but unfortunately this too close for WWDC 2018.
We know you currently feel disappointed but feel free to use this piece of knowledge for next year and we hope you will get an entry to WWDC 2019
The Last Hope
What if we tell you that you might get the chance to buy an unclaimed WWDC 2018 ticket? Well, such thing can happen anytime to you all you need to do is keep checking your inbox and Apple’s microsite.
WWDC 2018 Ticket Price
As you’ve missed an opportunity still know that scholar can attend the WWDC for free of cost but one who get a ticket through lottery then he/she need to pay $1,599.
How to Live Stream Apple WWDC 2018
How to Watch WWDC 2018 on iPhone, Mac, iPad, or iPod touch?
You can easily watch the WWDC keynote live on any iPhone, Mac, iPad, or iPod touch directly using Safari browser. Now simply having Apple device is not enough so another thing that you need to keep in your mind is OS version. In order to enjoy the live stream of WWDC 2018 you need to have iOS 10 or later in your device and in case of Macs, it should have macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.
If you are fulfilling both the requirements then simply use this link to watch WWDC 2018 live.
How to Watch WWDC 2018 on Apple TV?
As mentioned above if you have an Apple TV then you can enjoy the event on bigger screen. Older Apple TV owner may not able to watch the live stream however if you have 4th and 5th generation Apple TV then you can watch it without any problem. All you need to do is just download the Apple Events apps from the tvOS.
Here’s how you can watch the WWDC keynote live on your Apple TV
- From the Home screen open the App Store.
- Scroll down and select Apple Events from News category. You can also use the search field. All you need to enter “Apple Events” in the search field.
- To download the app click on ‘Get’ button.
- Wait for a little till the button says ‘Open’. Now click on it.
How to Watch WWDC 2018 on Windows PC
If you don’t have any Apple device then you can still watch the keynote live on your Windows 10 system. Just open this link on MicroSoft Edge browser and enjoy the live streaming.
WWDC 2018 Rumors Roundup
Apple iOS 12 Expected Features
Apple iOS 12 may have come up with new Animji characters. As you are aware of the fact that till date Apple has 3 iPhone X variants that support Face ID. Now Animoji could be integrated on next-gen iPad Pro and it could be also integrated with FaceTime app too.
The Digital Health Tool
The Digital Health Tool could be next big announcement in WWDC 2018. This is beneficial for those users who know that they are wasting their time on a smartphone but can’t stop themselves from using it. This technology will let the user monitor the time they are spending on a smartphone or even any particular app. It would also have parental controls too that let parents monitor their children’s smartphone activities. It will be the part of iOS 12 Settings.
It is already there, right but waits Apple is planning to expand the capability of NFC. Currently, it is used to make payments but next update would let you verify identity, unlock doors and more. According to reports Apple employees are already using the updated NFC to open the doors in Apple Campus using their iPhones.
Apple iOS 12 update would have something for lock screen too. They can add more widgets to the lock screen. For a better experience, you can open the widget using 3D touch. Apps like Music, Weather, Stocks etc. could be the part of the lock screen.
Do Not Disturb mode
Apple is likely to add more power to Do Not Disturb mode in iOS 12. Rival Android already worked on it and launched a better Do Not Disturb feature in Android P which is able to block even visual notifications when DND mode is active.
According to sources this time Apple is more concentrating on performance rather than features? Apple iOS 12 would have come with better stability and reliability and that is for sure.
Another interesting rumor is that Apple iOS 12 will come up with better-augmented reality (AR) feature. It would be great to experience if it will true. The company many introduce ARTKit 2.0 that let developers to create such games that let the users to play against each other in the same virtual mode.
Apple macOS Expected Feature
It is sure that company will launch the next version of macOS which will be macOS 10.14. According to reports, Apple may introduce universal apps in new macOS 10.14. This will simplify the developer’s life as they don’t have to create separate apps for iOS, macOS etc. This would a strategic change because Mac App Store is not famous like App Store. If such feature would introduce then it ultimately makes the Mac App Store a big name.
Apple Watch Expected Feature
Apple watchOS 5
Apple may introduce new features related to fitness in watchOS 5. Fitness is a major part of Apple Watch. New watchfaces can also be arriving. Apart from that, you may add third-party watchfaces too with the new OS. Further, it could also support Spotify.
So this is all about WWDC 2018. If you want to get more Apple news then stay with us and let us know in the comment section if you have any question in your mind.