At the time of writing, Apple is currently making the final preparations ahead of Tuesday’s “California Streaming” Event. All-new iPhones are most definitely on the cards, but as ever, nobody really knows exactly what will be revealed until we hear it direct from Tim Cook and his team.
What we do know is Apple will be showing off the iPhone 12 range – likely to be comprised of four distinct models at different sizes and price points. We also expect pre-orders to be this Friday with the full release a week later.
The rumor mill also strongly anticipates a new Apple Watch to be revealed at this event, and potentially a third generation of AirPods. New Macs and iPads are less likely as reports indicate a second Apple event later this year to cover those products.
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 tomorrow (Tuesday Sept 14) 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 all of Apple’s events since the pandemic hit last year, there will be no live audience, so everyone watching will get the exact same experience. If we’re honest, we actually prefer these pre-recorded keynotes. They’re more visually interesting and they’re typically not as long.
You can watch on an iPhone or iPad via apple.com/apple-events or go to that same web address on your computer.
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.
Wait for our keynote recap
Not everyone wants to sit through a long 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.
Head to Settings > Configure Notifications in our app to ensure you’re signed up for our breaking news alerts – and keep an eye on Settings > Content Update as we’ll be dropping a bunch of new iOS 15 tips later this week too.