Apple has added a new Apple Events app to its most recent Apple TV boxes ahead of its live event on Monday March 21 where it’s expected to announce the brand new iPhone SE.
The home screen now features the ‘Apple Special Event’ and includes the start time – 10am PDT. The description reads: “Watch the special event held at Town Hall on the Apple campus in Cupertino, California.
This will be a nice change for the new fourth-generation Apple TV owners – on older generations of the TV, users had to search the Apple TV store and download the Events app. The app also includes local timezone information so viewers know when to start the live feed in their region.
Watching the Live Event
You can watch the live event even if you don’t have the latest Apple TV (or an Apple TV at all). Viewers on older versions of the set-top box can follow a similar route – the app can still be found on these boxes, it just isn’t automatically added to the homescreen.
Elsewhere, users can watch online at http://www.apple.com/live via Safari on a Mac, iOS device, or even a PC – Windows 10 users on Microsoft’s newest browser Microsoft Edge are now able to load up the live stream.
What to expect
Major expectations currently revolve around the announcement of the iPhone SE – a four-inch device enabling users to make use of new hardware and feature upgrades in Apple’s latest devices, while retaining a screen the same size as the iPhone 5s.
An iPad Pro with a 9.7-inch screen is also on the cards. The iPad Pro was launched with a 12.9-inch screen last year with much discussion surrounding whether it could potentially replace a laptop. However, it now looks like Apple is turning it’s standard-sized iPad into a Pro and leaving the ‘Air’ moniker behind.
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