While most of you may still be hoping to watch a WWDC 2013 live stream on Monday, it looks like Apple will not be giving the world this opportunity once again. With the event set for a closed showing, we do have one alternative though for those looking for the next best thing, which isn’t a live blog.
WWDC 2013 is officially due to start at 10am Pacific Time, which means 1pm Eastern Time and 6PM for everyone over in the UK. iOS 7 is one of the certainties that is due for an unveiling, while it also looks like we will see a 2013 MacBook Air refresh as well, perhaps even a new MacBook Pro model if we are lucky too.
Most of you may have settled for a live blog as you do each year, but if you are looking for a video stream of the event no matter what – you should be keeping your eyes peeled to iTunes. You may not know it, but Apple provides a free podcast service, allowing iTunes users to watch video streams of each and every one of their previous press conferences.
For example, you just need to open this link in iTunes and you’ll be able to hover over any past event and just click play – a popup video player should then appear and you can watch entire events for free. While Apple won’t be providing a live stream of WWDC 2013, the company will be updating this list with the WWDC 2013 stream following on from their presentation.
If you prefer, you can also then download the podcast ready for viewing at another time, or transfer the video file to another portable device. There’s no set time for when Apple will update their podcasts with the WWDC 2013 video, but it’s safe to presume that it will definitely be available before the end of this week.
There’s nothing quite like seeing Apple’s new events on video, so we would always recommend seeing everything on stage rather than having to use a live blog. Let us know if you have used Apple’s podcasts to watch WWDC events in the past, and whether you will be doing the same for this year’s event.