How to watch Apple’s September 12 ‘Gather Round’ event

Apple is livestreaming its event on Twitter for the first time

Apple’s big “Gather Round” iPhone event is almost here, and is set to be the launchpad for a total of three new iPhones, including two successors to the iPhone X, and one so-called “low-cost” iPhone. We will also get a new Apple Watch, which is set to boast a new edge-to-edge display and upgraded specs under the hood, and we may be treated to new Macs, an AirPower charging pad, and more. We’ll also likely learn the release dates for Apple’s new software — including iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and watchOS 5.

The event itself is scheduled for September 12 at 10 a.m. PT, or 1 p.m. ET. Apple events normally start within a few minutes of the time that they’re supposed to — though there will be a little padding and discussion of Apple’s recent successes before any big announcements take place.

So how can you watch all this new tech get unveiled? Thankfully, Apple livestreams its events, so it’s pretty easy to check it out for yourself. Here are a few ways to watch Apple’s big September 12 event for yourself.

Watch our live-stream right here

There are plenty of ways to watch the Apple event, but if you’re already reading this article, perhaps the easiest way is to just check out our Twitch live-stream. The stream will be available to watch below as soon as the event begins.

How to watch the Apple event on Twitter

Apple confirmed that for the first time it will livestream its event on Twitter — meaning that if you don’t have the right computer or internet browser, you won’t have to miss out. To get a reminder to watch the event, all you have to do is “heart” the tweet below, and Apple will send you updates regarding the stream.

Watch the livestream on Twitter

How to watch the Apple event on a PC or Mac

Unlike previous years, Apple may not be limiting the livestream of the event to Safari. Apple has already created a landing page for the event, and has detailed the requirements for watching it. There are a few devices and operating systems that can stream the event.

  • Safari on Mac running MacOS 10.12 Sierra or later
  • Microsoft Edge on a PC running Windows 10

Apple also notes that the stream may work in newer versions of Google Chrome or Firefox, though your results may vary a little.  According to Apple, the browser needs to support MSE, H.264, and AAC.

How to watch the Apple event on an iPhone or iPad

Thankfully, you won’t be limited to only watching the event on a computer — if you’re on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll also be able to check it out for yourself.

According to Apple, the requirements to watch the Apple event on an iPhone are that you’re using Safari, and it’s on an iPhone running iOS 10 or later. Some outlets suggest the stream will also work on iOS 9, but considering that Apple says you need iOS 10, your results on iOS 9 may vary.

How to watch the Apple event on an Apple TV

Maybe you’d prefer to catch the event in your living room. If that’s you, then there are ways to stream it to your Apple TV — though the process is a little different from using an iPhone or computer.

To watch the Apple event on an Apple TV, you’ll need to head to the App Store and download the “Apple Events” app, which will be available shortly before the event. From there, you will have the option of livestreaming the event.

Stay tuned

Whether you choose to watch the event live as it unfolds or not, we’ll be covering all the major announcements and new releases. Head here to check out all of our September 12 event-related coverage.

Updated on September 11: Apple is livestreaming the event on Twitter.

Mobile

The iPhone XS Battery Case's battery has a smaller capacity than previous cases

Apple has been rumored to be working on a new iPhone battery case for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Now, those new cases are finally here, offering seven hours of extra use for each iPhone and are available for $129.
Mobile

Having trouble logging in? Here’s how to reset your Apple ID password

To use any of Apple's services, you need to have an Apple ID and know your password. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with forgotten passwords and regain access to your account. Here's how to reset your Apple ID password.
Home Theater

Here’s why you’re not getting Netflix in HD or 4K, and how to fix it

Are you having trouble watching your favorite movies or TV shows on Netflix in HD or 4K? We explain why loading takes so long, why the picture quality fluctuates, and what you can do about it.
Apple

Rumors say Apple's AirPower wireless charger may finally be in production

At its September event in 2018, Apple unveiled the AirPower, a new wireless charging mat that will allow you to charge multiple devices at one time. It has not yet been released. Here's everything we know about the device so far.
Mobile

The most expensive Galaxy S10 could be the priciest Galaxy phone we've seen

Not long now; with 2019 underway, the Samsung Galaxy S10 is almost here. Before it arrives, here's absolutely everything you need to know about all three of Samsung's next flagships.
Computing

Yes, Android apps can run on your PC, and it's easier than you think

Wish you knew how to run Android apps in Windows? It's easier than you might think and there are a number of different ways to do it. In this guide, we break down the steps so you can follow along with ease.
Emerging Tech

CES 2019 recap: All the trends, products, and gadgets you missed

CES 2019 didn’t just give us a taste of the future, it offered a five-course meal. From 8K and Micro LED televisions to smart toilets, the show delivered with all the amazing gadgetry you could ask for. Here’s a look at all the big…
Mobile

Unleash your inner artist with the best drawing apps for the iPad Pro

The best drawing apps for the iPad Pro turn Apple's robust tablet into a canvas worthy of a true artist. Here are 20 of our current favorites, whether you're looking to keep things simple or take your art to the next level.
Android

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019: Complete Coverage

There's no bigger show for mobile tech geeks than Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain: where flagship phones are born and intriguing new wearables shine. And this year, where foldable phones and 5G are likely to dominate the news. For…
Mobile

C you soon? Rumors swirl of a USB-C port on 2019 iPhones

While it's not been long since the last iPhones launched, rumors for the next iPhone are already surfacing. Apple's 2019 flagship could include a variety of upgrades ranging from a new design to enhanced features.
Mobile

Biometric phone unlocks can’t be forced by feds, says U.S. judge

Fingerprint and face unlocks used to not be protected by the Fifth Amendment, but that may soon change. A judge in California has ruled biometric unlocking methods of all kinds are protected in the same way as passcodes.
Mobile

The Note 8 and S8 range now have access to the Android Pie beta

Android 9.0 Pie has been released. But is your phone getting Android 9.0 Pie, and if so, when? We've done the hard work and asked every device manufacturer to see when their devices would be getting the update.
Mobile

The Motorola Razr may return as a foldable phone — for $1,500

The Motorola Razr V3 is one of the world's most iconic phones, and it could be making a stylistic return in the form of a foldable Motorola smartphone -- but it may cost around $1,500. Is the nostalgia worth it?
Mobile

Join the Apple club with our complete guide to switching from Android to iOS

If Android simply isn’t cutting it for you anymore, then you might be considering Apple’s warm embrace. Here’s how to make the switch from Android to iOS without losing your contacts, sleep, or hair!