WWDC 2021 starts today, June 7th. As with last year, this year’s edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will be held virtually – due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Cupertino, California giant showcases its new software developments at this developer-oriented event. The same trend is expected to continue this time around with new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS speculated to debut. The five-day event will feature over 200 in-depth sessions for developers to learn new things. However, Apple is likely to also choose the WWDC 2021 keynote to unveil its next-gen MacBook Pro models. Read on to learn how to watch the WWDC 2021 keynote live stream from India and around the world, and what all is set to be revealed at the conference.
WWDC 2021 Keynote Live Stream Times, How to Watch Online
The WWDC 2021 keynote will begin at 10:00 am PDT (10:30 pm IST) today. It will be streamed live from Apple’s California campus and will be available to view via Apple’s YouTube channel. It will also stream via Apple.com, the Apple TV app and the Apple Developer app. Once launched, you can also watch the live stream directly from the video embedded below.
What to expect from WWDC 2021
Apple is expected to make a list of software-centric announcements at the WWDC 2021 keynote. These announcements are expected to include iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15. All these new software updates are speculated to bring various improvements over the existing versions.
Specifically for iPhone users, Apple is presumed to introduce iOS 15 at this year’s WWDC keynote. The iOS update will come with an improved notification experience and include a new iMessage with some social media-like features to better compete with WhatsApp, according to a Bloomberg report. You can also expect some changes to privacy features in the new iOS.
The WWDC keynote will also feature iPadOS 15, which may bring changes to the home screen on tablets to better align with the latest hardware. Apple iPad Pro users should also be considered for the new version of iPadOS. Additionally, Apple has announced some accessibility features that may be available in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates.
MacBook, iMac and Mac users are expected to get macOS 12 this year with some improvements. However, Apple isn’t likely to bring big changes this time around – unlike last year when we saw macOS Big Sur with a slew of updates.
For Apple Watch users, watchOS 8 is speculated to arrive at the WWDC keynote with changes related to fitness tracking. There may also be some new features to enhance the user experience and support gestures that Apple has teased when detailing the new accessibility features.
Apple TV users at WWDC 2021 are getting tvOS 15 as a new software release, with enhancements for a better content playback experience. There may also be specific changes to match the new Apple TV 4K hardware that was revealed back in April.
There are also some references to Apple’s plans to bring a dedicated operating system to its connected devices that could be called homeOS. This could possibly be a new software solution for HomePod and other Apple devices that work in connection with an iPhone, iPad or Mac.
Redesigned MacBook Pro models
In addition to the software announcements, it’s been speculated that Apple will surprise audiences at this WWDC 2021 keynote by releasing its next-generation MacBook Pro models. The new models are available in 14-inch and 16-inch versions and have features such as a flatter design and Apple Silicon under the hood.
Apple can also share details about its development around building a mixed reality headset which has so far been part of the rumor mill and is expected to debut in 2022. It is rumored to have LiDAR and ToF sensors and comes with a price tag of $3,000 (approximately Rs. 2,19,400).