iOS developer Patrick McCarron spotted something interesting in the original press release for Apple’s WWDC event next week from back in April – for the first time, the company will be streaming live video of both the Platforms State of the Union and the Apple Design Awards for registered developers. The State of the Union is arguably the more important keynote for a developer audience, and the ADAs highlight the efforts of third-party developers that finds most laudable every year.
It’s a small change, but a welcome one for devs. Apple typically posts these sessions after the fact via videos posted to the Developer portal, but providing it live for those who couldn’t be there in person definitely should help make the bitter pill of not being able to attend in person easier to swallow. At the Platform address, Apple typically gives developers key updates with more technical details about the news regarding iOS and OS X they announce during the more broadly-focused keynote.