Apple to allow limited WWDC streaming at AltConf

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in General Discussion edited June 2015
After threatening to pursue legal action against AltConf over plans to stream WWDC content at an unaffiliated conference, Apple on Friday agreed to grant limited access to keynote and Platforms State of the Union presentations.




According to AltConf, an outpouring of "support and passion" from the developer community over the past day has given Apple cause to reconsider a Wednesday decision that barred streaming access to the Worldwide Developers Conference.

As of today, the WWDC keynote and Platforms State of the Union sessions will both be aired live on Monday at AltConf's viewing room. Under terms agreed upon by both parties, all other WWDC sessions will not be made available for screening.

For the past few years, AltConf has held free WWDC viewing events for attendees alongside its own offering of speakers, developer videos, guest panels and more. Like WWDC, the conference is held in San Francisco and takes place during the same five-day span.

AltConf introduced a paid "Hero Supporter" ticket tier for 2015, causing confusion as to whether organizers were attempting to profit off WWDC's live stream.
AltConf was never charging for access to any Apple content, and this has been clear in our communications with Apple over the past weeks. AltConf is a community driven event and Paid Hero tickets were never meant as a ticket to cover the cost of the stream but to allow the community to show their support and offset the costs of renting the theatre.
Conference organizers note paid tickets only guarantee access to two speaking theaters under certain conditions, not areas showing streaming content.

Apple is offering its own keynote stream to Apple TV owners, iOS device users and through the Web, while developers can access live lab sessions by visiting Apple's Developer website. AppleInsider will offer live coverage of the event as it unfolds next week.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,751member
    Damn it. Now we're going to have to find something else to hate Apple over¡
  • Reply 2 of 11
    felix01felix01 Posts: 239member
    Clearly AltConf was able to convince Apple to their satisfaction that the AltConf organizers were not profiting off the Apple streams.

    Good decision Apple. Case closed.
  • Reply 3 of 11
    felix01 wrote: »
    Clearly AltConf was able to convince Apple to their satisfaction that the AltConf organizers were not profiting off the Apple streams.

    Good decision Apple. Case closed.

    But ... but ... but, whiners gotta whine, haters gotta hate ... what will they do, where will they go, how will they live their empty lives??
  • Reply 4 of 11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post



    Damn it. Now we're going to have to find something else to hate Apple over¡



    Do you mean something like....

     


    1. Twitter lying about its decrease in subscriber numbers against the increase in Instagram subscriber numbers due to an iOS change? why didn't Instagram have the exact problem? Maybe, just maybe, because Instagram prepared for the change while Twitter did not.

    2. Pebble not owning its decision to reject its approved app and submitting an updated app to Apple FIVE days before shipping a watch that depended on the app then blaming Apple for customers not being able to use their watches because the newly submitted app had not been approved in time?

    3. Spotify not wanting to pay Apple for reaching Apple customers while having Apple pay to host a Spotify competitive app, accept credit card payments, handle refunds, have 24x7 worldwide access to the Spotify app on the Apple owned and operated App Store?

    4. Not allowing Real Networks to break FairPlay DRM so it could compete with Apple while Apple was under contract with record labels to provide a bullet-proof DRM to prevent piracy of music?

    5. Apple not providing a Google Photos competitor that would stop people from willingly uploading all of their pictures to Google's servers permanently for wholesale slicing and dicing for resale to Google partners for advertising revenue while being protected from being shared with Joe Smith across the pond.

    6. The FBI saying Apple data encryption will prevent it from possibly stopping the death of a child.

    7. Apple buying a fingerprint sensor company that somehow two years after the fact prevent Google from providing a fingerprint sensor on its smartphones and tablets?

    8. Google being kicked out of iOS because it would not update Google Maps unless Apple provided a trove of customer data AND providing more branding of Google Maps in iOS even though Apple was the reason Google Maps became popular?

    9. Samsung not being allowed to slavishly copy Apple hardware and software designs? Oh wait... The US Federal court system thinks that is okay for Samsung to have done that.

    10. Samsung losing its inflated number one positions in China and India to more nimble competitors?

  • Reply 5 of 11
    9secondko9secondko Posts: 929member

    Do you mean something like....
    1. Twitter lying about its decrease in subscriber numbers against the increase in Instagram subscriber numbers due to an iOS change? why didn't Instagram have the exact problem? Maybe, just maybe, because Instagram prepared for the change while Twitter did not.
    2. Pebble not owning its decision to reject its approved app and submitting an updated app to Apple FIVE days before shipping a watch that depended on the app then blaming Apple for customers not being able to use their watches because the newly submitted app had not been approved in time?
    3. Spotify not wanting to pay Apple for reaching Apple customers while having Apple pay to host a Spotify competitive app, accept credit card payments, handle refunds, have 24x7 worldwide access to the Spotify app on the Apple owned and operated App Store?
    4. Not allowing Real Networks to break FairPlay DRM so it could compete with Apple while Apple was under contract with record labels to provide a bullet-proof DRM to prevent piracy of music?
    5. Apple not providing a Google Photos competitor that would stop people from willingly uploading all of their pictures to Google's servers permanently for wholesale slicing and dicing for resale to Google partners for advertising revenue while being protected from being shared with Joe Smith across the pond.
    6. The FBI saying Apple data encryption will prevent it from possibly stopping the death of a child.
    7. Apple buying a fingerprint sensor company that somehow two years after the fact prevent Google from providing a fingerprint sensor on its smartphones and tablets?
    8. Google being kicked out of iOS because it would not update Google Maps unless Apple provided a trove of customer data AND providing more branding of Google Maps in iOS even though Apple was the reason Google Maps became popular?
    9. Samsung not being allowed to slavishly copy Apple hardware and software designs? Oh wait... The US Federal court system thinks that is okay for Samsung to have done that.
    10. Samsung losing its inflated number one positions in China and India to more nimble competitors?

    Well put.
  • Reply 6 of 11
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,118member

    Do you mean something like....
    1. Twitter lying about its decrease in subscriber numbers against the increase in Instagram subscriber numbers due to an iOS change? why didn't Instagram have the exact problem? Maybe, just maybe, because Instagram prepared for the change while Twitter did not.
    2. Pebble not owning its decision to reject its approved app and submitting an updated app to Apple FIVE days before shipping a watch that depended on the app then blaming Apple for customers not being able to use their watches because the newly submitted app had not been approved in time?
    3. Spotify not wanting to pay Apple for reaching Apple customers while having Apple pay to host a Spotify competitive app, accept credit card payments, handle refunds, have 24x7 worldwide access to the Spotify app on the Apple owned and operated App Store?
    4. Not allowing Real Networks to break FairPlay DRM so it could compete with Apple while Apple was under contract with record labels to provide a bullet-proof DRM to prevent piracy of music?
    5. Apple not providing a Google Photos competitor that would stop people from willingly uploading all of their pictures to Google's servers permanently for wholesale slicing and dicing for resale to Google partners for advertising revenue while being protected from being shared with Joe Smith across the pond.
    6. The FBI saying Apple data encryption will prevent it from possibly stopping the death of a child.
    7. Apple buying a fingerprint sensor company that somehow two years after the fact prevent Google from providing a fingerprint sensor on its smartphones and tablets?
    8. Google being kicked out of iOS because it would not update Google Maps unless Apple provided a trove of customer data AND providing more branding of Google Maps in iOS even though Apple was the reason Google Maps became popular?
    9. Samsung not being allowed to slavishly copy Apple hardware and software designs? Oh wait... The US Federal court system thinks that is okay for Samsung to have done that.
    10. Samsung losing its inflated number one positions in China and India to more nimble competitors?

    Wow, epic fucking compilation. Well done.

    Also, can't believe all this bullshit over a stream. The damn thing is available to stream/download deom Apple a few hrs after the live event.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    ericthehalfbeeericthehalfbee Posts: 4,046member

    Do you mean something like....
    1. Twitter lying about its decrease in subscriber numbers against the increase in Instagram subscriber numbers due to an iOS change? why didn't Instagram have the exact problem? Maybe, just maybe, because Instagram prepared for the change while Twitter did not.
    2. Pebble not owning its decision to reject its approved app and submitting an updated app to Apple FIVE days before shipping a watch that depended on the app then blaming Apple for customers not being able to use their watches because the newly submitted app had not been approved in time?
    3. Spotify not wanting to pay Apple for reaching Apple customers while having Apple pay to host a Spotify competitive app, accept credit card payments, handle refunds, have 24x7 worldwide access to the Spotify app on the Apple owned and operated App Store?
    4. Not allowing Real Networks to break FairPlay DRM so it could compete with Apple while Apple was under contract with record labels to provide a bullet-proof DRM to prevent piracy of music?
    5. Apple not providing a Google Photos competitor that would stop people from willingly uploading all of their pictures to Google's servers permanently for wholesale slicing and dicing for resale to Google partners for advertising revenue while being protected from being shared with Joe Smith across the pond.
    6. The FBI saying Apple data encryption will prevent it from possibly stopping the death of a child.
    7. Apple buying a fingerprint sensor company that somehow two years after the fact prevent Google from providing a fingerprint sensor on its smartphones and tablets?
    8. Google being kicked out of iOS because it would not update Google Maps unless Apple provided a trove of customer data AND providing more branding of Google Maps in iOS even though Apple was the reason Google Maps became popular?
    9. Samsung not being allowed to slavishly copy Apple hardware and software designs? Oh wait... The US Federal court system thinks that is okay for Samsung to have done that.
    10. Samsung losing its inflated number one positions in China and India to more nimble competitors?

    You were on a roll, why stop there?

    1. Blaming Apple for criminals using stolen identity information to add credit cards to Apple Pay?
    2. Claimng iCloud was hacked when a few celebrities were phished and had their pictures stolen?
    3. Refusing to give magazines the credit card numbers and personal details of Apple users so they could process in-App subscriptions themselves, instead of going through Apple (seriously, they actually wanted Apple to do this)?
  • Reply 8 of 11
    suddenly newtonsuddenly newton Posts: 13,751member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EricTheHalfBee View Post





    You were on a roll, why stop there?

     

    1. Blaming Apple for criminals using stolen identity information to add credit cards to Apple Pay?

    2. Claimng iCloud was hacked when a few celebrities were phished and had their pictures stolen?

    3. Refusing to give magazines the credit card numbers and personal details of Apple users so they could process in-App subscriptions themselves, instead of going through Apple (seriously, they actually wanted Apple to do this)?



    1. Claiming Apple is trying to "hurt competitors" because Apple removed the Jawbone UP from their retail stores without explanation, proving their worst anti-Apple biases were true!

    2. Claiming Apple is evil because they withheld final payment to GTAT when they couldn't make sapphire boules using their "40 years of proven sapphire production" (see same link for claims of "superior yields" LOL)

    3. Giving select celebrities a gold Watch Edition is somehow depriving the market of stainless steel Watch and aluminum Watch Sport models and proves that Apple doesn't care about the "little people."

    4. Jony Ive taking photos with VIPs from the fashion industry proves how shallow he has become and Steve Jobs would not approve of this.

    5. There's a delay in approving Pebble's watch app. Apple is afraid of competition from Pebble.

  • Reply 9 of 11
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,118member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post

     

    1. Claiming Apple is trying to "hurt competitors" because Apple removed the Jawbone UP from their retail stores without explanation, proving their worst anti-Apple biases were true!

    2. Claiming Apple is evil because they withheld final payment to GTAT when they couldn't make sapphire boules using their "40 years of proven sapphire production" (see same link for claims of "superior yields" LOL)

    3. Giving select celebrities a gold Watch Edition is somehow depriving the market of stainless steel Watch and aluminum Watch Sport models and proves that Apple doesn't care about the "little people."

    4. Jony Ive taking photos with VIPs from the fashion industry proves how shallow he has become and Steve Jobs would not approve of this.

    5. There's a delay in approving Pebble's watch app. Apple is afraid of competition from Pebble.


     

    #5 is the best one. Pebble is so fucking pathetic. They actually made an appeal on their website for people to basically spam Apple, even though the app was well within the average approval times. Of course, the "OMG APPLE IS SO TERRIFIED OF PEBBLE THEY ARE BLOCKING THEIR APP" headline was also splashed over every tech blog. Cause, you know, according to the anti-Apple trolls this scenario is entirely probable, nevermind plausible. But this is the kind of shit narratives Apple haters thrive on. 

  • Reply 10 of 11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

     

     

    #5 is the best one. Pebble is so fucking pathetic. They actually made an appeal on their website for people to basically spam Apple, even though the app was well within the average approval times. Of course, the "OMG APPLE IS SO TERRIFIED OF PEBBLE THEY ARE BLOCKING THEIR APP" headline was also splashed over every tech blog. Cause, you know, according to the anti-Apple trolls this scenario is entirely probable, nevermind plausible. But this is the kind of shit narratives Apple haters thrive on. 


     

    Even worse, the App was approved just yesterday. And now the tech blogs are reporting that "Apple caved in to demands from Pebble users".

  • Reply 11 of 11
    ecatsecats Posts: 272member
    I'm pretty sure the drama came about because while these streams are free to view at altconf, the other events at altconf are not free.

    It's funny how people will hate on apple for apple taking issue when 3rd parties create pay-for competitors that build off apple's wwdc talks.

    Alt-conf going to lengths to advertise as such as well didn't bode well.
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