Every year, Apple hosts an event in their Cupertino, California theater in which CEO Tim Cook announces all significant changes to the brand’s products and offerings for the coming fiscal year. This year, designated as an “S” year by most media outlets, will likely not set the world on fire like the event one year prior. This “S” moniker is expected of Apple’s even year conferences where the norm is to not release a new line of iPhones but rather an improved version of last year’s model.
Today, Apple is expected to announce the iPhone XS / XR, which several leaks suggest will contain the same dimensions and aesthetic as last year’s groundbreaking model, with an improved camera and internal processor. This news is wholly expected from Apple, whose “S” year releases have almost always followed this same formula of improved functionality amidst a consistent design. Apple also plans to release a newer, less expensive version of the iPhone X which will reportedly be made with an aluminum casing rather than stainless steel and an LCD screen over the standard OLED. Though updates other Apple products like the Apple Watch and AirPods will be announced, the headline grabber throughout the years has always been the newly released line of iPhones. Now that we have an idea of what will be announced later today, let’s look at the ways to watch the Apple Event online.
Apple ‘Gather round’ Event Viewing Details:
Date: September 12, 2018
Start Time: 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM UK / 7:00 PM Europe
Location: Steve Jobs Theater, Cupertino, CA
To watch the Keynote live, Apple will make it available through their website. The live stream uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology, so you will need a Mac with Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later to watch it with optimal quality. If you’re on PC, you will need Windows 10 or later and Microsoft Edge to watch the event
You can also use devices below to watch the announcement:
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch through the Safari browser on iOS 7+
- Mac computers updated to the latest updates.
- PC using the Microsoft Edge browser and updated to Windows 10 or later
- Apple TV ver. 6.2+
How to stream the iPhone ‘Gather round’ event on iPhone, iPad, and Mac
The easiest way to stream the iPhone Xs event on your Apple device is to head to Apple’s Event webpage. Here, Apple will stream the event directly in your browser. According to Apple, the stream is best experienced in Safari on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10 or later, as well as with Safari on a Mac running macOS Sierra 10.12 later.
Here’s what Apple says:
This stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or late.
For the first time ever, Apple is streaming its September 2018 iPhone event on Twitter. Simply like the tweet below and Apple will send you a reminder when the stream goes live:
— Apple (@Apple) September 10, 2018
You can also stream the event by using VLC. First download VLC media player, whether you’re using a Windows or Android. Install the VLC player and launch it. Select the “Open Network Stream” on the Media tab and simply plug in this URL, which will load a direct stream of the event:
Press play and begin watching. Please note, it will not work until the event itself has started.
If you missed your chance to watch the event live, you could still catch it later. Apple’s Events page will add a video of the event as soon it’s over that you can replay from any device, or you can download the event from iTunes for free. This year’s event, though not groundbreaking, will have an impact on the coming year’s tech stocks and Apple fan’s wallets