How to watch Apple WWDC 2016 live without a ticket
Well… You travel back in time to 1599 days prior to the draw, and save 1$ every day. Then, by the time of the lottery you’ll have enough money to win a ticket with a little bit of luck.
Okay, let’s get serious. This is not possible, and neither is it possible to get into the WWDC without ticket. Firstly, it’s illegal and you would be breaking the law. YOU SHOULD NOT DO THAT! Secondly, it’s not possible to get past security. Even with a proper ticket last year, it took ages to get through security and they are literally everywhere, constantly asking for your badge. Even the security dogs needed badges.
Here is a happy news for those who can’t attend WWDC 2016; apple is providing a live stream option of the main attraction will be the opening keynote speech and press conference.
On 1 June 2016 Apple sent out invitations to members of the press, asking them to come to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco at 10am Pacific Time (which translates to 6pm UK time). That’s a change from previous years, where the opening keynote (as well as the rest of the conference, like this year) would be held at Moscone West.
If you want to hear about the announcements as they happen, along with expert analysis of what they mean for you, then this page should be your first stop – bookmark it now! Come here on 13 June 2016 at 6pm to read our liveblog with all the announcements and our independent analysis of their significance for developers and Apple fans alike.
You can also watch the WWDC 2016 announcement via Apple’s official live video stream, although there are some requirements. The live stream uses Apple’s HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) technology which requires either an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with Safari running iOS 7 or later, or a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later running OS X 10.8.5 or later. Apple has now set up the WWDC 2016 video page: head to this page on 13 June 2016 to access the live video stream.
Those with an Apple TV (second/third/fourth generation) can also stream the video via the dedicated Apple Events app. Windows users haven’t been left out though, as you can stream via Windows using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
As well as the press conference, you can watch a lot of the other events live. Many speeches and workshops will be streamed on Apple’s website, and it’s worth downloading the WWDC app for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch for schedules and videos.