Will Apple Live Stream The 2011 WWDC Keynote?

With WWDC 2011 under a week away, more photos of the event have appeared online. We’ve seen that mostly software such as OS X Lion, iOS 5 and iCloud will be revealed at this year’s event, with a very little hardware focus.

However, like with every Apple event, we all wonder if the Steve Jobs keynote will be live streamed?

In the past Apple has live streamed some events, such as the 2010 music event and the October 2010 Back to the Mac event.

In the past, Apple has restricted live streams to Mac users and also enabled iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) to view the event live.

Will Apple live stream the 2011 WWDC keynote? What do you think?

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  • Anonymous

    I dont think so, because it already is a bit late. But then again you never know Apple…

  • Christopher Jones

    A bit late? What do you mean? The last events that Apple live-streamed were really short notice, like hours. If they were to announce it now (being a few days ahead) it would be really early for Apple.

  • Anonymous

    Not a chance of a live stream IMO. They will post the keynote later as has been practice for the past several years. 
    1) a live stream with this magnitude of interest is very expensive, even for Apple.
    2) attendees are paying a lot of money to be at WWDC. Making a portion of it available for free is not in Apple’s best interest – they want people to attend, not watch for free

    I believe Apple has said in the past that they were moving away from live streaming of events.

  • Anonymous

    Not a chance of a live stream IMO. They will post the keynote later as has been practice for the past several years. 
    1) a live stream with this magnitude of interest is very expensive, even for Apple.
    2) attendees are paying a lot of money to be at WWDC. Making a portion of it available for free is not in Apple’s best interest – they want people to attend, not watch for free

    I believe Apple has said in the past that they were moving away from live streaming of events.

  • Drocass

    Maybe not live, but will appear several hours later

  • Opps, duplicate entry. Sorry

  • Opps, duplicate entry. Sorry

  • Opps, duplicate entry. Sorry

  • The only time Apple streams a live event is when they are looking at testing out their streaming technology, the last two live events were right before AirPlay went public… I think.

  • The only time Apple streams a live event is when they are looking at testing out their streaming technology, the last two live events were right before AirPlay went public… I think.

  • The only time Apple streams a live event is when they are looking at testing out their streaming technology, the last two live events were right before AirPlay went public… I think.

  • Don

    People are paying upwards of $1000+ to see the Canucks play in the finals yet everyone in the world can tune in and watch. The people that go to the wwdc are paying a lot to be in attendance and receive all the perks of being at the wwdc. I think apple will stream again for Mac/iOS users, and if not it will be up several hours after.

  • Don

    People are paying upwards of $1000+ to see the Canucks play in the finals yet everyone in the world can tune in and watch. The people that go to the wwdc are paying a lot to be in attendance and receive all the perks of being at the wwdc. I think apple will stream again for Mac/iOS users, and if not it will be up several hours after.

  • Anonymous

    The NHL has sold the televisions rights to the playoffs and has made millions on it. The NHL also sells the tickets for playoff games – not the teams. The more people that watch on TV means higher advertising revenue for the networks. People are paying outlandish prices for game tickets in order to be a part of an event which may never happen again for a long time. IF you were a developer but could watch for free why would you pay? Having people attend the WWDC builds excitement, community, skills and provides for many networking opportunities – streaming it live does not. It removes the cache of being there. Apple has a huge cost incurred to do a live stream with no additional revenue to offset it.

    My guess is it will be online later in the day once all the rumors have been dispelled/confirmed and most people no longer care and the cost of providing the video is much less.

  • Anonymous

    The NHL has sold the televisions rights to the playoffs and has made millions on it. The NHL also sells the tickets for playoff games – not the teams. The more people that watch on TV means higher advertising revenue for the networks. People are paying outlandish prices for game tickets in order to be a part of an event which may never happen again for a long time. IF you were a developer but could watch for free why would you pay? Having people attend the WWDC builds excitement, community, skills and provides for many networking opportunities – streaming it live does not. It removes the cache of being there. Apple has a huge cost incurred to do a live stream with no additional revenue to offset it.

    My guess is it will be online later in the day once all the rumors have been dispelled/confirmed and most people no longer care and the cost of providing the video is much less.

  • Mike

    Developers don’t attend WWDC purely to watch the keynote.  No one in their right mind would spend $1500 dollars for that.  The reason they want to go to WWDC is to attend the hundreds of seminars during the week following the keynote.  These seminars allow developers to speak with and work with the engineers at Apple.  So yes, Apple is definitely going to stream the keynote.

  • Mike

    Developers don’t attend WWDC purely to watch the keynote.  No one in their right mind would spend $1500 dollars for that.  The reason they want to go to WWDC is to attend the hundreds of seminars during the week following the keynote.  These seminars allow developers to speak with and work with the engineers at Apple.  So yes, Apple is definitely going to stream the keynote.

  • Mike

    Developers don’t attend WWDC purely to watch the keynote.  No one in their right mind would spend $1500 dollars for that.  The reason they want to go to WWDC is to attend the hundreds of seminars during the week following the keynote.  These seminars allow developers to speak with and work with the engineers at Apple.  So yes, Apple is definitely going to stream the keynote.

  • Mike

    Developers don’t attend WWDC purely to watch the keynote.  No one in their right mind would spend $1500 dollars for that.  The reason they want to go to WWDC is to attend the hundreds of seminars during the week following the keynote.  These seminars allow developers to speak with and work with the engineers at Apple.  So yes, Apple is definitely going to stream the keynote.

  • Mike

    Developers don’t attend WWDC purely to watch the keynote.  No one in their right mind would spend $1500 dollars for that.  The reason they want to go to WWDC is to attend the hundreds of seminars during the week following the keynote.  These seminars allow developers to speak with and work with the engineers at Apple.  So yes, Apple is definitely going to stream the keynote.

  • airplay has nothing to do with streaming over the internet. however their datacenter should be up and running now so they could do it “cheap” this way. i hope its a livestream tomorrow.