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How to watch the iPhone announcements


Apple has sent out invites for an event on Wednesday 12 September 2018, the date previously rumoured for the launch of new iPhones, Apple Watch, iPad Pro and more. The invite has the caption “Gather round” and the image is a simple gold circle.

If you aren’t actually invited to attend the event in person, fear not, Apple will be live-streaming the keynote so that everyone can watch the unveiling of the new Apple products. In this article we will tell you exactly what you need to do to watch the keynote on the night and afterwards. We’ll also share our thoughts about the announcements as they happen.

Read all about What will Apple announce on 12 September here.

Here’s the invite:

You’ll be able to watch the iPhone 2018 announcements as they happened on 12 September though Apple’s livestream. After the event ends, Apple will make the entire event available for you to watch at your leisure. 

Below we’ll outline the options for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV below, as well as the hardware and software requirements to watch the video. You will also be able to read through our live blog to see our reactions to the news as it happens. 

Don’t worry too much if you miss the event, as it’ll be available to watch whenever you want from the Apple TV’s Apple Events app, or from Apple’s own Events page on its website.

What time will the iPhone keynote start?

The Special Event keynote at which Apple will unveil its new products will start at 10 am PT (6pm BST).

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Often the keynote livestream itself doesn’t start until a few minutes after the commencement time – and don’t worry if you are a few minutes late as your video feed will start from the beginning. It is likely to last somewhere between two and two and a half hours based on our knowledge of previous events.

How to watch the iPhone 2018 launch on PC or Mac

While you needed to be running Safari on macOS 10.11 or later, or Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 to watch the livestream, that isn’t a requirement to rewatch the event (PC users can watch the feed after the event on Windows 7 or 8).

To watch simply head to the Apple June 2018 Event page.

How to watch the iPhone 2018 launch on iPad or iPad

Apple says that its keynote videos are best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later (although it will play on iOS 9 too).

You can watch or rewatch the keynote at the same link as above: Apple June 2018 Event page.

How to watch the iPhone 2018 launch on Apple TV

For Apple TV users, the process is slightly different. Instead of heading to a dedicated website, users should access the “Apple Events” app shortly before the event. Once opened, users should be welcomed with the option to live stream Apple’s September event – if not, give it a little while and check back. Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later, or an Apple TV (4th generation or later).

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Apple TV users will be able to rewatch the keynote (as long as they have a 2nd generation or later model running the latest Apple TV software or tvOS) via the Apple Events app. 

iPhone 2018 launch live blog

If you’re unable to watch Apple’s live stream for whatever reason, you’ll be glad to know that we’ll be hosting our own live blog (see above) of the event from this page. We’ll be updating the blog with every announcement from Apple’s iPhone event as soon as it happens, along with commentary from some of the Macworld UK team. Don’t forget to bookmark this page and head back here this evening at 6pm GMT.

You’ll be able to read our live blog of the keynote as it happened here.

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