Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) keynote live stream begins Monday, June 10, 2013, and rumors are already stirring about what features iOS 7 will have, what new hardware MacBook Pro and Macbook Air will include, whether we'll hear more about the next iPhone 5S or budget iPhone or if an iPad 5 will be revealed. All these rumors and more will soon be put to rest when the live stream of Apple's WWDC 2013 Keynote begins just three days from now. If you're wondering where to watch the WWDC 2013 live stream and what time the WWDC 2013 keynote starts, keep reading for the details!
At the bottom of the article we've listed a number of websites that will be hosting the live stream of the annual Apple Developer's conference keynote, but we've also embedded a stream compliments of UStream at the bottom of the article. The Apple WWDC 2013 keynote is set to begin at 10 am PT and 1pm ET on Monday, June 10, 2013. For those watching in the UK, the WWDC 2013 live stream will start at 6pm.
Until that time, however, here are some rumors and details on iOS 7 features, OSX 10.9, new hardware reveals like the updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air as well as other specs and features we expect to see at the event.
WWDC 2013 Keynote Live Stream: What to Expect
iOS 7 Features Revealed
Okay, so as we're all aware, software engineering senior vice president Craig Federighi and design chief Jony Ive have been working hard to revamp iOS 7 and bring major changes to the system differentiating it from iOS 6. This new mobile operating system will be a first time endeavor by the two and the first iOS with no guidance by Apple's originator Steve Jobs.
Jony Ive has made it incredibly clear that we should expect visually to see some defining differences in the new iOS 7. As 9to5 Mac reported a few weeks back, "iOS 7 appears to be black and white and flat all over" -- and the Apple WWDC keynote is sure to reveal the newly revamped system, minus many of the textures and 3D UI elements we've come to equate with iOS. Just last week, Apple released a WWDC app only available to developers attending the conference -- which some think may be a hint as to what the new IOS will look like, The app loses the shiny buttons and opts for "flat" colors, but maintains many similarities to the current iOS 6.
Though we noted in an earlier article that some new features that could be introduced to iOS 7 in Apple's WWDC 2013 keynote include changes to the notification center, as well as some new toggle settings, few details are known about what new features we should expect.
For those in the jailbreak community, it was encouraging to hear Tim Cook's recent comments about loosening some of the restrictions on 3rd party app development, even giving greater access to APIs for deeper integration into iOS. Notable jailbreak hacker, @Pod2g, launched a trending twitter hashtag campaign back in January, calling for a more open iOS that would give users more control over the devices they have purchased. What is meant by these "loosened" restrictions, however, remains to be seen.
OS X 10.9 Updates
The next big announcement we expect to hear at the Apple WWDC keynote live stream is something about the latest OSX -- presumably OSX 10.9. Though there hasn't been a lot of buzz concerning the new desktop OS, the few rumors that have emerged suggest it will be focused on more advanced users, or "power users." Computer and mobile consumer profiles are changing and more and more they are seeking advanced features which will give greater options and functionality. Some have suggested the an iOS-like task switcher may be expected for the upcoming OSX, while others believe a redesign of Safari, Finder and some other key features may be in the works. It's also possible we could see the incorporation of SIRI into the new OSX. This would seem like a viable change, as Google Chrome has recently been updated and begun focusing on the voice search aspect of its browser. It seems the incorporation of SIRI would be a natural and perhaps desirable feature for the new OSX.
New MacBook Air Revealed At WWDC With Possible Retina Display
Last year we saw 2012 MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, and the debut of the Retina MacBook Pro revealed at WWDC 2012 and so it's thought that this year we're likely to see the latest MacBook Pro and Air models introduced.
Some recent reports by 9to5 Mac have confirmed this, stating that new versions of its MacBook Air notebook computer will certainly be revealed in the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote, while also noting to expect four Apple Mac models to be introduced. 9to5 Mac reports they expect these to be the MacBook Pro with Retina display models or MacBook Air models.
Just this week it was officially announced that the new MacBook Airs will feature Intel's Haswell chipsets, which are expected to increase battery life by as much as 50 percent during times when the system experiences heavy work load. An example might be while watching movies or surfing the Internet. This update to the battery could allow those who use their computers heavily throughout the day only to have to recharge once per day.
However, with the update to battery life, there is a chance we will see Apple introduce us to a MacBook Air model, which features the much-coveted Retina display. However, this is simply a rumor as some believe the Retina display is one major feature which differentiates the MacBook Air line from The MacBook Pro.
In addition, the new MacBook Air is reported to include a dual-microphone system.
The Retina (and non-Retina) MacBook Pro Refresh
Finally, in terms of updated hardware, we expect the WWDC keynote live stream to reveal a refreshed Retina MacBook Pro as early this week. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI securities remarked that MacBook Pro updates are expected. Here is what he had to say about the update.
"We expect the new MacBook, featuring an upgrade to Intel's (US) Haswell processor, will be in the spotlight for Apple at the upcoming WWDC from June 10. Along with the new processor, we expect the following modifications to each product line:
Retina MacBook Pro to be slimmer slightly, along with a camera upgrade. We expect the 13" Retina MacBook Pro will have a slightly slimmer form factor for increasing its portability. Also, we think the camera spec will be upgraded from HD to full HD. This will improve Facetime and video conference quality in the high-resolution Retina display."
So a slimmer and more powerful MacBook Pro sounds like it's in the works. Of course, only time and the WWDC reveal will actually confirm or deny these predictions.
When Does The WWDC Keynote Start? How to Watch The WWDC Keynote Online Live Stream
The WWDC 2013 Keynote will have live streams online broadcasted at a number of popular tech websites such as live.gdgt.com, live.cnet.com, live.gizmodo.com, live.theverge.com and live.slashgear.com. In addition, you can watch the embedded video link just above.
The WWDC 2013 keynote on June 10 begins at 10 am PT and 1pm ET. Be sure to check back here as the start time approaches, as iDesignTimes will be offering updates and live stream coverage on Monday, June 10, 2013 when the WDDC event begins.
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