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iPhone 12 Event – how to follow the big 2020 keynote

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So the big day is upon us, with Apple currently making the final preparations ahead of its huge annual September Event. All-new iPhones are on the cards today, but as ever, nobody really knows exactly what will be revealed until we hear it direct from Tim Cook and co.

What we do know is Apple will be showing off the iPhone 12 range – likely to be comprised of two standard and two Pro models. We also know that the new iPhones won’t be available for at least a few weeks after the announcement due to COVID-related production delays. There may even be a staggered release schedule for the different models.

Apple has said the pre-recorded launch event is around two hours long, meaning we’re bound to see more than just new iPhones on show. A dead cert is the next iteration of Apple Watch – especially considering the “Time Flies” event tagline – but rumors suggest there may actually be a budget model coming in addition to the Series 6. It’s also possible we’ll see announcements regarding iPad, Mac, AirPods, or even the long-awaited “AirTag” trackers. We’ll also find out exactly when iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 will be publicly available.

Plenty to dig into, and that’s not even taking into consideration the possibility that Apple could have a surprise or two in store for us.

The event kicks off today (Sept 15) at 10am in Cupertino, California. That equates to 1pm on the east coast and 6pm in the UK – at the time of writing that’s just a few short hours away. So, what’s the best way to keep track of today’s announcements?

Watch the keynote live

The keynote will be streamed live and if you want to see all the announcements in their full glory there’s no better way than watching the entire thing online. If you miss the talk as it goes out live, it’ll be available on-demand to watch later.

Like this year’s WWDC, there will be no live audience, so everyone watching will get the exact same experience.

You can watch on an iPhone or iPad via or go to that same web address on your computer. Apple says the stream is only compatible with Safari on a Mac or Microsoft Edge on a PC.

If that doesn’t work for you, the keynote will also be streamed live on YouTube, which you can of course access from any platform.

Finally, if you have an Apple TV and want to tune in on the big screen, simply open the TV app and look for the Event section – though it may not appear until closer to the time.

Whichever method you choose, the full event is likely to last around two hours and will be filled with presentations, promo videos, tech demos, and special guests. Apple has more products and services under its belt than ever, so prepare for a densely packed event!

Wait for our keynote recap

Not everyone wants to sit through a two-hour technical presentation just to find out if they should buy a new phone or not. If you don’t want to watch the whole thing unfold live, or you won’t get the chance, we’ve got you covered.

Your second choice is to ignore the keynote and get on with your life. Chill out, forget about it, and let us do the hard keynote-watching work for you. We’ll be posting a recap later today to let you know all the biggest reveals of the event. We’ll follow that up with even more detailed analysis of every announcement through the rest of the week.

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So sit back, relax, and make sure you have notifications turned on so we can alert you as soon as the information is available. Don’t touch that dial!