Apple’s Live Event Is Tuesday September 12 at 12 Noon Central Time
Above: Some of the new ios 11 wallpapers which you can download at 9to5mac
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Main Time is 10am PDT , 1 pm EDT, 6pm UK Time, and 12:30am IST
It’s no secret I’m a huge Apple fan…but then its no secret I love Android and Windows too. I’m a bit of an aberration within my own social realms, but that doesn’t prevent me from taking every opportunity to narrow that divide a little. Sharing Apple’s upcoming live event is one way I try. I always make the effort to watch most of Apple’s live stream events but I realized this time that maybe other’s would like to watch them too. After all..rumors surrounding the iPhone 8 being very special because it’s Apple’s 10th anniversary of the iPhone have been bouncing around the internet since shortly after the iPhone 7 was launched last year at this time.
If you’re interested in watching the livestream you’ll find that, just like anything, it’s easy if you know where to go and what tools to use.
That’s my 2nd reason for writing this short post…to include a simple set of instructions for watching the Apple Livestream.
Below: Exactly which Apple devices can watch the livestream, live
Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 9.0 or later, a Mac with Safari on macOS v10.11 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).
You Can Easily Watch Using an Apple Computer, iPad or iPhone (or iPod) or Apple TV
If you use Apple devices you’ve got it made. Apple makes it very easy for their customers to watch their livestreams as long as your device meets the requirements shown in the screenshot above. The simplest way to watch Apple’s livestream for any of their keystone events is simply by visiting the website they’ve designated for this.
The link above will always take you to a livestream that’s already in progress. It will also take you to Apple video’s of their most recent livestream.
But What if Your Apple Device is Older or You Don’t Have One?
You can still watch it but there will need to be a little bit of preplanning involved.
One option you have is to download a little program called VLC Steam, which will enable your nonApple device to also watch the live event. You can read more about it in these articles by iDownloadBlog.com or HowtoGeek. Or, you could watch on of the news sites that covers it like CNET’S Apple Byte’s program on YouTube.
Last, if you’re on Twitter, you could just search for the #Apple Live or #iPhone8 and more than likely you’ll find someone who’s ‘illegally’ rebroadcasting the stream. It’s not really illegal in the legal sense I suspect…but Apple doesn’t want people to rebroadcast it.
Incidentally, while writing this I learned that when Apple publishes the video of their live events…usually later the same day that they occurred…their video footage is broadcast in full 1080p…which is a much better resolution than the one they livestream their event in. So, if you’re patient you can watch a much better version of their live video by visiting the same link as the one that I gave you for the actual live stream.
Extra Resources to Learn More Information
What May Be Announced Tomorrow
If you’re super excited and can’t wait until tomorrow here’s a video of what you can expect from CNET’S Apple Bytes broadcast. They’ll begin covering the event on YouTube 1 hour before the broadcast begins:
In this ‘Cult of Mac’ Article the new iPhone’s availability, or lack thereof is discussed as speculation about material shortages for the OLED screens abound.
And if you’re as interested as me you’ll also want to be one of the first people in the world to order the new iPhone. In which case you can read one of my first posts ever written on how I accidentally discovered the way to be one of the first people in the world to order a newly released Apple device.
Above: A few of Apple’s Recent Live Events
Don’t Forget About ios 11
Don’t forget that in addition to the new iPhones, Apple will be rolling out a brand spanking new ios too…ios 11. Every September Apple says that their new ios is a revolutionary upgrade. Almost every single time this has proven to be more a case of ‘wishful thinking’ than ‘inspired coding.’ So, let’s hope that they say it this year…because they would finally be right!
The good news here is that there are a ton of brilliant new features…like the ability to record your screen’s activity now thereby creating a video using the recording. You can learn more about that here. The bad news of course is the learning curve…which is a significant one this time around.
For some odd reason Apple’s once again mistakenly leaked something. This time it’s what they call their ‘Gold Master, or final edition of ios 11 a few days ago. You can both read and watch more about that in 9to5 Mac’s article. You can also download many of the brilliant new wallpapers that will come on the new iPhones and ios 11.
More Resources to View Previous Apple Live Events
Here’s a link to watch some of their more recent events (beginning in 2016)
Here’s a link to all of the Apple Live Events Available for streaming today via the Podcast App
Below: Apple’s Podcast for their Keynote Events
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