Aditya MadanapalleSep 12, 2017 16:11:53 IST
It is time for Apple's September event, and this time the expectations are a bit higher than usual. Apple is expected to skip on the S versions of last year's lineup, and instead launch the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus as it moves away from its tick-tock development cycle. A special edition iPhone X is also expected, to mark ten years of the release of the iconic device that spawned a new product category. This will be the first official Apple event to be held at the Steve Jobs theater, a location that overlooks the other facilities in the sprawling new Apple Park in Cupertino.
The 12 September Special Event will be streamed at 10:30 PM Indian Standard Time. A live stream of the keynote will be available on Apple's subsite for the event.
There are some official requirements for being able to watch the livestream. The technology used for streaming is Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) and the event can only be viewed on devices supporting HLS. These are the devices that can be officially used to watch the livestream:
- Safari browser on an iPhone, iPod or iPad with on iOS 9.0 or later
- Safari browser on a Mac running macOS 10.11 or later
- 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV with software version 6.2 or later
- 4th generation Apple TV
- The Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10
If you have none of these devices, do not worry, there is a way to unofficially catch the livestream. Download VLC for Android, Linux, Windows or Mac here, and once the stream goes live on the Apple website, copy the stream url, open up VLC and feed it into Media>Network Stream.
Tech2 will also be posting a liveblog with a blow by blow update on the event so keep an eye out for that. While we wait for the liveblog, feed the hype with leaked details on the new iPod Touch, new wallpapers and emoji, information on how the FaceID is expected to work, and reports of a customisable side button.
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