How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote Live

by

WWDC 2018 starts on Monday, June 4, and as with previous years, Apple is kicking off the conference with a keynote on the first day, offering a look at some upcoming products and providing the first details on new operating systems.

Rumors have suggested we could potentially see new iPad Pro models and perhaps a new iPhone SE, and several Macs are due for a refresh, including the MacBook Pro, iMac, and 12-inch MacBook. We're also expecting a first-look at next-generation versions of macOS, iOS, and tvOS.


You can watch Apple's WWDC18 Keynote live as it happens using one of the methods described below. Note that the livestream for the event starts at 10:00am Pacific Time at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. For reference, here's when the event will begin based on other time zones in the United States and around the world:

  • Honolulu, Hawaii — 7:00 a.m. HAST

  • Anchorage, Alaska — 9:00 a.m. AKDT

  • Cupertino, California — 10:00 a.m. PDT

  • Phoenix, Arizona — 10:00 a.m. MST

  • Vancouver, Canada — 10:00 a.m. PDT

  • Denver, Colorado — 11:00 a.m. MDT

  • Dallas, Texas — 12:00 noon CDT

  • New York, New York — 1:00 p.m. EDT

  • Raleigh, North Carolina — 1:00 p.m. EDT

  • Toronto, Canada — 1:00 p.m. EDT

  • Halifax, Canada — 2:00 p.m. ADT

  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 2:00 p.m. BRT

  • London, United Kingdom — 6:00 p.m. BST

  • Berlin, Germany — 7:00 p.m. CEST

  • Paris, France — 7:00 p.m. CEST

  • Cape Town, South Africa — 7:00 p.m. SAST

  • Moscow, Russia — 8:00 p.m. MSK

  • Helsinki, Finland — 8:00 p.m. EEST

  • Istanbul, Turkey — 8:00 p.m. TRT

  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 9:00 p.m. GST

  • Delhi, India — 10:30 p.m. IST

  • Jakarta, Indonesia — 12:00 a.m. WIB next day

  • Shanghai, China — 1:00 a.m. CST next day

  • Singapore — 1:00 a.m. SGT next day

  • Perth, Australia — 1:00 a.m. AWST next day

  • Hong Kong — 1:00 a.m. HKT next day

  • Seoul, South Korea — 2:00 a.m. KST next day

  • Tokyo, Japan — 2:00 a.m. JST next day

  • Adelaide, Australia — 2:30 a.m. ACST next day

  • Sydney, Australia — 3:00 a.m. AEST next day

  • Auckland, New Zealand — 5:00 a.m. NZST next day

MacRumors will also provide a live blog both here on MacRumors.com and on our MacRumorsLive Twitter account, along with detailed coverage of everything Apple announces during the week.

Watch the Keynote on Mac, iPhone or iPad

You can watch the WWDC keynote live on any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Apple's native Safari browser. Bear in mind, to meet the stream's requirements, iOS devices must be running iOS 10 or later, while Macs need to be running macOS Sierra 10.12 or later.


Launch Safari from your chosen device and follow this link to the WWDC18 Livestream.

Watch the Keynote on Apple TV

You can watch the WWDC keynote live on an Apple TV. Fourth and fifth-generation Apple TV owners will need to download the Apple Events app from the tvOS App Store (see the steps below). Owners of earlier generation devices should see the Apple Events button automatically appear in their Home screen menu. (Second-generation Apple TV or later can also AirPlay the stream from another Apple device running Safari, as described above.)

  1. Open the App Store from the Home screen.

  2. Scroll down to the News category and select Apple Events. Alternatively, input "Apple Events" into the Search field and select it from the results.

  3. Click the Get button to download the app.

  4. Wait for the button to change to Open, and click it again. Alternatively, select the Apple Events app on your Home screen.


The app will tell you to tune in at your local time on June 4 to watch the event live (18:00 BST in our example), so clicking on the WWDC18 keynote button won't do much until then. Meantime, you do have the option to watch the previous three Apple Events while you wait, including last year's WWDC keynote.

Watch the Keynote on a Windows PC

If you don't have an Apple device handy, you can still watch the WWDC18 keynote on a PC running Windows 10. Open Microsoft Edge browser and follow this link to the WWDC18 Livestream.


While Apple offers no guarantees, other platforms may also be able to access the WWDC18 livestream using recent versions of Chrome or Firefox (MSE, H.264, and AAC codecs/extensions must be installed).

Related Roundup: WWDC 2020

Top Rated Comments

(View all)
Avatar
28 months ago
I just want to see an iPhone X style redesign for the iPad Pro models.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
28 months ago
i hope they have some (good) surprises in store.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
28 months ago

A bit of curiosity. why are some time zones offset by 30 minutes?

Wha? Because some Timezones are 30 minutes apart. Hope that helps ;)
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
28 months ago
Also handy to have a pillow in front of you so when you doze off you don't hit your head on the desk. Seriously, can't remember the last interesting one -- maybe if you are a developer, it will start the creative wheels turning, but as a tech observer and Apple consumer, I've stopped wasting my time. I'm better off reading the highlights and then someone puts together a "Keynote in 5 min" video sans all the "Apple has sold more watches than the sum of all watches since pre-history" blah, blah, and the tedious Phil Schiller and 3rd party mono-tone demos.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
28 months ago

Also handy to have a pillow in front of you so when you doze off you don't hit your head on the desk. Seriously, can't remember the last interesting one -- maybe if you are a developer, it will start the creative wheels turning, but as a tech observer and Apple consumer, I've stopped wasting my time. I'm better off reading the highlights and then someone puts together a "Keynote in 5 min" video sans all the "Apple has sold more watches than the sum of all watches since pre-history" blah, blah, and the tedious Phil Schiller and 3rd party mono-tone demos.

For me, it's that first 5-10 minute of Tim monologuing about how 'inspirational' technology is and how important it is in the world. I can't usually make it through that part before turning off and waiting till it's over to watch a catch up video.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Avatar
28 months ago
Please Apple, give me an excuse to buy a 12.9” iPad Pro.. I have to convince my wife it’s worth that price tag.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Top Stories

Hands On With iPhone 12 Models Showing New Sizes and Design

Monday July 6, 2020 2:04 pm PDT by
Ahead of the launch of new iPhones we often see dummy models created based on leaked schematics and specifications, with those models designed to let case makers create cases for the new devices ahead of their release. We got our hands on a set of dummy models that represent the iPhone 12 lineup, giving us our first close look at the iPhone 4-style design and the different size options. Subscri ...

Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 2: New Calendar Icon, Files Widget and More

Tuesday July 7, 2020 11:38 am PDT by
Apple today released the second beta of iOS 14 to developers for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features that are coming in the update. Below, we've rounded up all of the changes that we found in the second beta. - Calendar icon - There's a new Calendar app icon in iOS 14 beta 2, with the day of the week abbreviated rather than spelled out. - Clock icon - The clock...

iPhone 12 Sizes Compared with iPhone SE, 7, 8, SE 2, X, 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max [Update]

Tuesday July 7, 2020 6:49 pm PDT by
Apple is planning on launching the iPhone 12 this fall which is rumored to be coming in 3 different sizes: 5.4", 6.1" and 6.7". The middle size (6.1") matches up with the currently shipping iPhone 11, but the other two sizes will be entirely new. Over the weekend, there was some excitement about how well the new 5.4" iPhone 12 compares to the original iPhone SE. Those who have been hoping...

Tom Hanks Discusses 'Heartbreaking' Shift of WWII Film Greyhound From Theatrical Blockbuster to Apple TV+ Exclusive

Monday July 6, 2020 7:53 am PDT by
Tom Hanks' WWII drama "Greyhound" is set to premiere on Apple TV+ this Friday, July 10, and ahead of that debut the actor gave an interview with The Guardian discussing the film. "Greyhound" was originally planned to see a theatrical release this summer, and was repeatedly delayed in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Apple won the streaming rights to the film, and in the new...

Developer's Visual Comparison of macOS Catalina and Big Sur Offers Closer Look at Apple's UI Redesign for Macs

Tuesday July 7, 2020 4:00 am PDT by
macOS 11 Big Sur is the next major release of Apple's operating system for Mac, and following its preview at WWDC, one of the biggest discussions has revolved around the all-new user interface redesign. Developers are still learning what the impact the new UI will have on their apps, and with that in mind, app designer Andrew Denty has compiled an extensive visual comparison of the user...

5.4-Inch iPhone 12 Model Size Compared to Original iPhone SE and iPhone 7

Saturday July 4, 2020 9:44 pm PDT by
iPhone 12 dummy models based on leaked schematics have been starting to circulate online and in online marketplaces. Not happy with the circulating size comparisons between the rumored 5.4" iPhone 12 and the original iPhone SE models, MacRumors forum user iZac took matters into his own hands and purchased his own 5.4" dummy model to provide more detailed size comparisons between the original...

Shipping Estimates for 27-Inch iMac Continue to Slip, Now Into September

Monday July 6, 2020 6:55 am PDT by
Amid rumors and hints of a forthcoming update for the iMac, supplies of Apple's current 27-inch iMac continue to dwindle with mid- and high-end stock configurations now seeing shipping estimates pushed back into September. The 27-inch iMac has seen tight supplies and extended shipping estimates for months now, but the situation has been gradually worsening to the point where new buyers can...

Apple Cuts iPhone Trade-In Values as iPhone 12 Launch Nears

Tuesday July 7, 2020 7:46 am PDT by
With just two months to go until the usual timeframe for Apple's iPhone launch events, Apple is cutting back on maximum trade-in values of previous-generation iPhones for those looking to upgrade to a new model. Maximum values on more recent models have dropped by $30–$50, while older models have generally dropped by $5–$20 with a few models seeing no change in value.iPhone XS Max: $500 to...

Analyst Believes iPhone 12 Pricing Will Start $50 Higher Even Without EarPods or Charger in Box

Wednesday July 8, 2020 9:35 am PDT by
Despite multiple reports indicating that Apple will not include EarPods or a wall charger with iPhone 12 models this year, one analyst believes that pricing will still increase slightly compared to the iPhone 11 lineup. In a research note provided to MacRumors, analyst Jeff Pu forecasted that iPhone 12 pricing will start at $749 for a new 5.4-inch model, an increase of $50 over the base...

14-Inch MacBook Pro With Mini-LED Display Expected to Enter Production in 2021

Wednesday July 8, 2020 7:51 am PDT by
Apple suppliers will begin competing to win manufacturing orders for new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with Mini-LED displays in the first quarter of 2021, according to Taiwanese research firm TrendForce. Rumors of a 14-inch MacBook Pro have surfaced since Apple replaced the 15-inch MacBook Pro with a new 16-inch model last year. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has previously said that...