WWDC 2016 app updated with Apple TV support and a dark theme


Those looking to know everything there is about the upcoming Apple WWDC 2016 can now do so from a fourth generation Apple TV. A new update to Apple WWDC app makes the conference's official mobile hub compatible with the Apple TV on top of the usual list of compatible devices: the iPhone, the iPad, and the Apple Watch.

Aside from expanded device compatibility, version 5.0 of the WWDC app brings a new dark user interface while also introducing a new icon with a white Apple logo on a dark background. The previous version of the app, introduced for the 2015 edition of the Apple developer conference featured a white theme and an icon with a purple logo on top of a white background. 

The 2016 edition of the Apple developer conference will take place been June 13 and June 15. Same as last year, the upcoming WWDC will debut with a keynote presentation where Apple is largely expected to unveil iOS 10 as well as updates to Mac OS, tvOS, and watchOS. While some rumors claim that Apple will unveil new hardware at this year’s WWDC, it should be noted that Apple has historically respected the software-centric nature of the conference.

Like in previous versions, users can live stream WWDC videos such as the keynote presentation or the developer sessions, or download WWDC videos from previous years.

The WWDC app is free to download and measures 18.1MB in size. All content is free, but some of the developer sessions require developer membership.

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15 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm looking forward to ios 10, cause I sure as hell won't be downloading anymore 9.X updates.

4. Hama22

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Why no more 9.X updates for u?

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Don't trust the stability.

12. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Won't the next iOS 9.X update most likely be more stable than iOS 10.0 update? Since iOS 9.X is more mature And since iOS 10 will be a beta/dev release at first

5. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I am also looking forward to iOS 10 because I won't buy a new iPhone this year. A new OS is all that I will get this year :) I wait for 2017 iPhone because I am quite happy with my iPhone 6 and for me the most important new feature that I am looking for is a new (even better) screen.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm in that boat too. My 6S Plus is more than capable, and ios 10 should vastly improve it. I'm waiting till 2017.

10. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

wait, what? retina is not the best screen?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That was dumb dude. When it came out, it was the best, but technology advances. Stop trolling.

15. RajRicardo

Posts: 494; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I have ip6 and its 9.x is fast. But on my friends ip6+, animations seems a little sluggish. You cant really notice it but if you do a close comparison, its like a smooth 60fps on the ip6 and 30-60 in the ip6+. We never had this issue with stock iOS.

2. FReDcc

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 11, 2015

so what..??

3. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Apple's mabcook refresh is long over due, other skylake laptops started showing up September last year. 15 inch is still stuck on 4th generation. Really intrested in seeing for what they took so much time.

6. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I think they have been waiting on mobile Pascal or Polaris, and Intel's Skylake rollout of certain SKUs has been haphazard, at best. Intel was already showing Kaby Lake PCs at Computex, so maybe Apple skips Skylake. Who knows?

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

mobile Pascal and polaris still nowhere to be found

7. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Lol...check out gsmarena.com 'Probably no new hardware in WWDC 2016'

13. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Hmmm, smelling an Easter egg right there!

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