Apple will live stream WWDC keynote

iPhone maker plans to stream the keynote address at its annual developers conference. Tune in at 10 a.m. PT on June 2.

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Apple will indeed grace us with a live stream for its World Wide Developers Conference's (WWDC) keynote address on June 2, 2014, the company announced in an update to its Apple Events page. The stream will kickoff at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) after those lucky enough to procure a ticket have filed into San Francisco's Moscone West center.

Sticking to its standards, Apple will ask that users tune in using its Safari browser to view from the Web or mobile devices, and Quicktime 7 for Windows users. Alternatively, you can use its Apple TV streaming box to project the livestream onto the big screen.

As history tells us, Apple is fickle when it comes to large-scale events. Usually, the tight-lipped iPhone maker waits until the last minute to send out invites to product announcements and annual conferences like WWDC.

It also tends not to reveal information about whether or not it will be live streaming the juiciest parts, specifically the keynote address. That's where we expect to see a potential iOS 8 reveal and the next incremental update to OS X Mavericks, as well as news about the company's rumored biometrics plans and potential upgrades to its desktop and laptop lines.

Though unlikely given Apple's track record, we also may receive some mobile hardware hints, with a possible product reveal a long shot, but not out of the question. Apple is feeling some pressure over its steadfast secrecy, especially so given Google's mobile operating system for wearables, Android Wear, will likely be making a big showing at the search giant's annual I/O conference at the end of June. Google has a slew of partners already lined up and showing off products like the Moto 360 smartwatch.

Not only is there the recent Beats acquisition adding fodder to the rumor mill, but Apple fans are also hungry for information on the long-awaited Apple wrist-worn wearable, dubbed the "iWatch," and the next line of iPhone devices expected to come in multiple screen sizes as large as 5.5 inches, though Apple tends to keep mobile products under wraps until the fall.

Last year, Apple didn't update its Events page to notify people of the live stream until hours before the WWDC keynote. This time around, the Cupertino, Calif., company seems to be in a good mood.