WWDC 2020 Apple Keynote: When & How to Watch the Next Apple Event

The next Apple event is the 31st annual Worldwide Developers Conference, where the company will unveil the next versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, the mobile software for iPhones and iPads, and hold online sessions for Apple developers. The developers conference kicks off at 10 a.m. PT on June 22 with the WWDC Apple keynote address, which will livestream on Apple’s website and via the new Apple Developer app for the Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, and Mac. Along with its September iPhone announcement, the WWDC Apple keynote is one of the biggest Apple events of the year. We'll be offering live commentary in our Facebook group and in the live recording of the iPhone Life Podcast right after at 1 p.m. PT. Here’s how you can watch the WWDC 2020 Apple Keynote too.

Related: Apple Announces Big Changes for WWDC 2020 in Response to COVID-19

What Is WWDC?

WWDC stands for Worldwide Developers Conference. It's Apple's annual conference for its developer community. Every year at WWDC, Apple previews the latest versions of its software in and holds sessions for Apple developers where they can learn from Apple engineers. For the first time ever, Apple will host this year’s developers conference entirely online. During the Apple Keynote you can expect a sneak-peek at some of the coolest new features Apple plans to introduce in iOS 14, iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 14, HomePodOS, and MacOS 10.16. And while software is always the main focus of WWDC, it’s still possible that Apple will also announce new hardware such as the rumored Tile-like tracker, StudioPods, and HomePod mini, and maybe even an updated iMac Pro.

When Is WWDC 2020?

WWDC will be held from June 22–26, a few weeks later than Apple typically holds the conference. The WWDC Keynote will be held at 10 a.m. PT, June 22.

WWDC 2020 Keynote: How to Watch It

This year, Apple has changed how you can watch the virtual keynote through the Apple Developer app that's now available on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV. 

On Mac:

  • On a Mac running macOS version 10.15 or later, open the App Store and download the Apple Developer app. The day of the keynote event, open the app to watch the livestream.

  • Alternately, you can open Safari and visit Apple’s Event page. Apple should update its Events page with details a few days before WWDC begins.

On PC:

  • Download the Edge browser by Microsoft for Windows 10 users. Then on the day of the Keynote, visit Apple’s Event page, and you’ll be able to live stream the Keynote event as easily as any Mac user. Some devices may be able to stream the event using a recent version of Chrome or Firefox.

On Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad:

  • On iPhone, iPad, or 4th-Gen Apple TV, open the App Store and download the Apple Developer app. The day of the keynote event, open the app and navigate to the WWDC tab to 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 Live Commentary: Before the day of the event, don’t forget to join our Facebook Group so you can follow our live commentary on the Keynote.

  • Post Announcement Podcast: We’ll also be recording a special podcast episode following the WWDC Keynote. We’ll cover all the new things we’re excited about and any parts that didn’t live up to expectations. 

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

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Sarah Kingsbury is the Senior Web Editor and SEO Content Manager at iPhone Life. She manages the web editorial team and oversees all web and newsletter content. A long-time Apple enthusiast, Sarah can't live without her iPhone, Macbook Air, HomePod, Apple TV, or Apple Watch. As the original contributor to the iPhone Life Tip of the Day Newsletter, she wrote hundreds of iPhone how-tos to help users master their iPhones. It's safe to say that she has written or edited every tip published on iPhoneLife.com! In her 20 years of editing and writing, Sarah has done everything from working as the associate editor of the Iowa Source magazine to developing recipes and reviewing cookbooks for a vegetarian cooking website. But teaching people how to use their Apple devices is her favorite job so far.