The Best Way to Hear About WWDC: Spoiler-Free
Hear me out, Apple enthusiasts: the best way to hear Apple’s announcements during a keynote is straight from CEO Steve Jobs among other employees without knowing exactly what will happen beforehand. To do so you could either attend that keynote or commit to a “spoiler-free” venture from your home (or wherever you’d like).
“Spoiler-free” is really for the geeks and fanboys, as you have to actually avoid practically every news site (that includes AOL and Yahoo) while Apple prepares the video that is recorded during the event for streaming.
The reason why you would want to go “spoiler-free” is simple: you get to watch everything being unveiled with potential for surprises rather than reading it all off in a list. If you are planning to watch the video afterwards anyway, then why not go into it without knowing which rumors pan out, what we have completely overlooked, and the smaller details that will shake up the industry?
We do have to give credit to MacRumors for pioneering the idea, though admittedly I was looking for such a way to watch the keynote before I came across how MacRumors offers/offered that. At this time of writing, MacRumors has yet to officially create a spoiler-free post for WWDC 2011, so we will do so here on iPhone Alley and continue the series for every keynote.
If you would like to participate, stay away from news sites, as they all will have covered the event (that includes our homepage). Also, Apple will send an email filled with details to newsletter subscribers so subscribers may want to be cautious while checking email. Don’t scroll down the page, as the columns on the right will undoubtedly give details away. It is highly recommended to set this post as your browser homepage so you will know the moment that the keynote video is up.
Yes, this is not effortless and may seem ridiculous to some, but to a select few including myself, it is worthwhile to be able to watch announcements presented (in one of Apple’s famous, arguably entertaining keynotes) without prior knowledge.
As soon as the keynote video is available online tomorrow night (usually at around 7pm EST, but that is not guaranteed), you will find the link to watch it below in an update to this post.
Update: The keynote is up! Choose the appropriate link for your device below.