WWDC 2021 begins later today, June 7. Like last year, this year’s edition of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference will be held virtually – due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Cupertino, California-based giant showcases its innovative software development at this developer-focused event. The same trend is expected to continue this time around with new versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS. The five-day event will feature over 200 intensive sessions for developers to learn new things. However, Apple is also likely to pick up the WWDC 2021 keynote to unveil its next-generation MacBook Pro models. Read on to find out how you can watch the keynote livestream of WWDC 2021 in India and around the world, and what is expected to be unveiled at the conference.
WWDC 2021 Key Livestream Timings, How to Watch Online
The WWDC 2021 keynote will begin today at 10am PDT (10:30am IST). It will be livestreamed from Apple’s premises in California and available for access through Apple’s YouTube channel. It will also be streamed through the Apple.com website, the Apple TV app, and the Apple Developer app. Once it starts, you can also watch the livestream directly from the video embedded below.
What to expect at WWDC 2021
Apple is expected to make a list of software-focused 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 expected to bring various improvements to their existing versions.
Especially for iPhone users, Apple is supposed to showcase iOS 15 at this year’s WWDC keynote. According to a Bloomberg report, the iOS update will come with an upgraded notification experience and will include a brand new iMessage along with some social network-like features to better compete against WhatsApp. You can also expect some changes around the privacy features on the new iOS.
WWDC Keynote will also bring iPadOS 15, which may bring changes to the tablet’s homescreen to better sync with the new hardware. Apple’s iPad Pro users are also likely to be taken into account for the new iPadOS version. In addition, Apple announced some accessibility features that may be available through both the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 updates.
MacBook, iMac and Mac users are expected to get macOS 12 this year with some improvements. However, Apple is unlikely to make any major changes this time around – unlike last year when we saw macOS Big Sur with a series 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 gesture support may be brought by Apple detailing the new accessibility features.
At WWDC 2021 Apple TV users are getting tvOS 15 as a new software version, enhanced with improved content playback experience. There could also be specific changes to match the new Apple TV 4K hardware unveiled in April.
there are some Reference Apple plans to bring a dedicated operating system to its connected devices called HomeOS. This could possibly be a new software solution for the HomePod and other Apple devices that work in connection with the iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
Redesigned MacBook Pro Models
Apart from the software announcements, Apple is anticipated to surprise the audience at the WWDC 2021 keynote by launching its next-generation MacBook Pro model. The new models are said to be available in 14- and 16-inch versions and feature a flatter design and Apple silicone-like under the hood.
Apple may also share details about its development regarding the manufacturing of a mixed reality headset that has been a part of the rumor mill so far and is estimated to debut in 2022. It is rumored to have LiDAR and ToF sensors and come with a price tag of $3,000. (approx Rs 2,19,400).