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iPhone7 launch: When is the Apple launch event and how to watch it?

business Updated: Sep 07, 2016 17:26 IST
Anirban Ghoshal
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The Apple logo in Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan .(REUTERS)

For the past four years, September has marked the launch of the next generation of Apple products, and this year is no different.

When and where is the event?

The event is on September 7 at 10 am Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday which means that it will be 10.30 pm Indian Standard Time. The event, where Cook will address media, analysts and industry stakeholders, will be held at the Bill Graham Civic auditorium in San Francisco.

How can you watch it?

The event will be live-streamed on the Apple website (http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2016/) using its own HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. The link to the stream will be on the homepage of the site (www.apple.com). If you have an iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch running iOS 7.0 or later you can watch it using the built-in Safari browser. Mac users can stream the event on Safari version 6.0.5 or later, but only if they are running OS X version 10.8.5 or newer. Second and third generation Apple TVs, with software versions of 6.2 or later, and fourth generation Apple TVs are also able to stream the show.

Also, people who have Windows 10 and in turn Microsoft’s Edge browser will also be watch the livestream from Apple’s homepage. The event will not be streamed on Android devices.

Is there any other way?

Smile, as the answer is yes. If you don’t have Windows 10 then there are still a number of ways you can watch the Apple launch event, although they are slightly more complex. First upgrade to Windows 10.

If you have no plans to install Windows 10, then there are workarounds for watching the Apple launch event on your PC. With past Apple iPhone launches there was a workaround using the versatile VLC media player. After downloading and installing VLC media player, open it, and in the top-left corner click Media, then Open Network Stream. You’ll then need to enter in the network URL of the stream.

This URL isn’t available until just before the stream goes live, so check back here, as we’ll be updating this article with the URL you need to paste. This process also works for people using Linux.