Apple is holding an event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium today where it is expected to launch the new iPhone models; here’s how you can watch it live
Every year, Apple keeps an event scheduled for around this time of the year as it follows its tradition of introducing new generation hardware in the fall season. As the tech giant is holding a press conference at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco today, this is where the industry believes the new models of the premium branded iPhone – dubbed as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smartphones – will be unveiled.
The iPhone maker is expected to make the most of its fall event of 2016, as it will likely take the wraps off the new iPhone as well as refresh its latest smartwatch product line with the next-gen Apple Watch 2. The tech giant is also expected to discuss its new operating systems if not launch them right then and there; the iOS 10 for mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad, and the macOS Sierra that powers Mac products. Hopefully, we’ll even hear about a major refresh coming to the MacBook Pro series.
The event is scheduled to take off at 10 AM PT (that is 1 PM in New York, 6 PM London time, and 7 PM in Paris). As much as Apple spends on these events including the hype it builds all year round, the company doesn’t want anyone to miss this year’s coverage, especially the existing Apple fan boys. Basically, one can watch the event on all Apple hardware.
If you’re using a new model of the Apple TV, you can log onto the App Store to avail the new Apple Events application. The app simply enables the user to view old Apple events and will allow you to stream today’s event live as it happens. If you’re using an older version of the Apple TV, you can still watch the event by simply turning on the device without the need to download the dedicated Events app. The company is bringing the Apple Events channel online on these Apple TV earlier models to make it possible for the maximum amount of consumers to watch today’s event.
However, you don’t have to worry if you don’t have an Apple TV because you can still live-stream the iPhone event. Apple is offering live stream coverage of today’s event on its website under the dedicated Apple Events section. The video feed will only work on Apple’s homemade Safari web browser and its Microsoft Edge counterpart that replaced the ancient Internet Explorer. It would work on Windows 10, iOS and macOS via either Edge or Safari. Google Chrome is not compatible for this video feed due to unknown reasons.
Here’s a quick wrap-up of ways to follow the Apple event today:
- Safari browser on the iOS or macOS
- Edge browser on Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system
- Fourth generation Apple TV with the Apple Events app downloaded from the App Store
- The dedicated Apple Events channel will automatically show up on the second and third generation Apple TV versions right before the event starts
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models are expected to bring minor changes here and there from the iPhone 6s devices that came out last fall. Rumors, reports and speculations suggest that a few updates are coming this year including the removal of the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of wireless Bluetooth or Lightning port connectivity. The bigger iPhone 7 Plus is expected to bring in a novel dual camera lens technology. Now, reports are surfacing – a few hours prior to the event – regarding the new iPhone models possibly coming with an Apple Pencil, which CEO Tim Cook said is something his friend, predecessor and mentor Steve Jobs would have “loved.”
The iPhone refresh will almost definitely happen today with the devices being made available for preorders in the US in about a week. Stay tuned for more on Apple.