Apple is close to announcing its highly-anticipatediPhone 11lineup at a glitzy launch event at its California headquarters on September 10 (tomorrow).
Hundreds of thousands of people will tune in to the live event to get a glimpse of the new phone. Rumors about the phones have been circling for some time, with expected new features includinga redesigned three lens rear camera, improved battery life, shatter-resistance technology and new colors.
The phone is likely to be available as a high-end “Pro” large version, a standard sized version and a cheaper LCD version of the iPhone 11.
Apple has made some big changes as to how consumers can watch its live event, including broadcasting it on YouTube for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Tim Cook’s keynote live:
When is Apple going to announce the iPhone 11?
Apple has sent out invitations for its event which list a start time of 6pm UK time on September 10.
The event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater, a dedicated venue at its Silicon Valley headquarters in Cupertino, where it has held the last two iPhone launches.
Typical livestreamed Apple announcements last for around two hours and see the company reveal a number of new products.
The invitation is titled “By innovation only” with an accompanying Apple logo that harks back to the company’s old multicolored logo.
iPhone invitations have often held a cryptic message. In this case, the colors are most likely to be the style options for the new line-up.
Apple typically puts new iPhones on sale within two weeks following their launch and rolls out the accompanying software update a few days after showing off the devices. The new iPhones will be key to Apple’s holiday quarter. Last year, the company missed expectations on waning smartphone demand, especially in China.
How to watch Tim Cook’s keynote live online
Apple chief executive Tim Cook is likely to announce the iPhone 11 on stage at the event on September 10. Apple livestreams its events online for people to watch from a variety of devices.
Here’s how to watch it:
For the first time, Apple will be live streaming its event on YouTube, a break from a time when Apple would only let users with Apple devices or browsers access the live stream.You can watch it here.
Mac or Windows computers
Using your desktop computer,head to Apple’s Events page. Apple now lets anyone using its web browser Safari, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to watch the live video of the announcement.
iPhones and iPads
To watch the Apple event from your iPhone or iPad, head to the Apple Events page in your web browser.
You can also watch the Apple event livestream on an Apple TV. Download the “Apple Events” app from the App Store and fire that up around the time of the event to watch it live.