Just like clockwork, Apple releases its latest iPhones every year at a special September launch event. This year, Apple’s iPhone 6S will likely be accompanied by a variety of other devices and new software. A new Apple TV, jumbo iPad, HomeKit devices, and more are expected at tomorrow’s event. Want in? We have all the info you need on how to watch the big show. We’ll also report live from the event, so stay tuned for hands-on impressions of the new iPhones and everything else. Here’s how to watch the event live online.
Apple will kick off its event on September 9, 10 a.m. PT at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. It will be livestreamed directly on Apple’s homepage and should be an hour long. Apple has a tendency to move more quickly at its September and October events than at WWDC, but this year’s agenda looks pretty packed.
Any iPhone, iPad, and iPod users with iOS 7 or later on their devices will be able to watch the livestream on Safari. Mac users with Safari 6.0.5 or later and OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 or later will be able to watch the livestream in Apple’s browser. Windows 10 users who have Microsoft Edge onboard will be able to watch the event, too. It’s the first time Apple has supported an alternative browser for its event livestream.
Additionally, second-or-third-generation Apple TV owners will be able to watch the livestream, provided their software has been updated to version 6.2 or later.
Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer users are out of luck, but you will be able to watch the event on-demand after the keynote finishes. PC users can also download the latest version of the VLC media player to watch the event unfold in real-time. To do so, follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Navigate to the VLC download page and install the software.
Step 2: Launch VLC, click Media in the upper-left corner of the window, and select Open Network Stream… from the host of available options.
Step 3: Click the Network tab and enter the following URL in the resulting box to watch the live stream: http://appleliveevents-i.akamaihd.net/hls/live/222436/1509pijnedfvopihbefvpijlkjb/master/4500/4500.m3u8
We will be at the event, so check back on Digital Trends for updates on any new product launches.
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This article was recently updated to include instructions for viewing the Apple event via VLC. Brandon Widder contributed to this article.