How to watch WWDC 2024

A MacBook on a blue background showing the WWDC 2024 teaser page
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Apple holds a Worldwide Developers Conference every year, and WWDC 2024 is about to start, with today (June 10) being the starting date this year.

It will run through to June 14, but based on past form we’d expect most or all of the big announcements to happen on day one.

That’s the day when Apple is hosting its keynote, during which we expect the company will announce iOS 18, iPadOS 18, watchOS 11, and more – so it’s set to be a very software-focused event.

But you don’t actually have to be there in person to watch the keynote, as it'll be streamed online. Below you’ll find details of exactly how to watch the WWDC 2024 keynote, and what we’re expecting to be shown off at the event. Or simply head over to our WWDC 2024 live blog for a running commentary of all the pre-event leaks and then the announcements during the keynote.

How to watch the WWDC 2024 livestream

Apple's WWDC 2024 keynote kicks off at 10 am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST on June 10, which is 3am AEST on June 11 for those in Australia.

You’ll be able to watch the livestream on Apple’s YouTube channel or on the Apple website, while if you’re using an Apple device you’ll also be able to tune in on the Apple TV app.

Or you can even watch it via the stream embedded below. And if you prefer reading to watching, you'll find all the announcements as they happen in our WWDC 2024 live blog.

What to expect at WWDC 2024

iOS 17 features

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There are likely to be a number of major software announcements at WWDC 2024, with iOS 18 expected to be the headliner.

From what we’ve heard so far, iOS 18 could be the biggest overhaul of Apple’s smartphone operating system in years, with a wealth of AI features – including an AI-powered upgrade for Siri – along with an AI App Store.

Apple's AI push might be dubbed 'Apple Intelligence', and beyond AI we might see an upgraded visual design, new accessibility features, the ability to more freely customize your iPhone’s home screen, Face ID app lock, dark mode for the home screen, and more.

Alongside iOS 18 we’re also expecting to see iPadOS 18, which is likely to get a similar assortment of new features and improvements.

For Apple Watch wearers there will most likely be watchOS 11, but this probably won’t get such a big overhaul, with the typically reliable Mark Gurman describing this as a "fairly minor" update, albeit one that might still get some AI features of its own.

We also expect to see new software updates for various other Apple products, such as macOS 15 (which will probably also benefit from some new AI tools), tvOS 18, HomePod Software 18, and visionOS 2, though we haven’t heard much about these updates yet.

Note, however, that while new versions of all these operating systems will likely be announced at WWDC, these won’t be finished versions. We’d expect betas for at least some of them shortly after the event, but the finished releases won’t land until later in the year. iOS 18 for example probably won’t be finished until September.

That’s all the software covered, and while WWDC is typically focused on software we do sometimes get hardware announcements too, with the Apple Vision Pro at WWDC 2023 being a recent example. However, it’s unclear whether any hardware will be in attendance at WWDC 2024.

New iPads including the iPad Pro 2024 and iPad Air 6 arrived before WWDC, while the iPhone 16 line and Apple Watch 10 won’t land until later in the year. However, some new Macs – such as refreshes to the Mac Studio, Mac Mini, and Mac Pro – are due, so we might see those there.

It’s also possible that Apple will announce when the Vision Pro will be available in regions other than the US.

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James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.