It’s that time of year again; Apple event is just around the corner and the world will go into frenzy. On Wednesday, September 7, the company is holding its annual fall media event in San Francisco, where it typically unveils the new iPhone. This year, we may even see an option with a new shade of black added to the lineup. This year’s event will be held at 10:30PM IST and, as always, will be streamed live on Apple’s website. As usual, there are also some caveats when it comes to watching the stream and if you’re not on an iDevice or Windows 10, there’s a bit of setting up to do.
Expect to see a bunch of new iPhones and maybe an Apple Watch 2. There’s also a slim chance of glimpsing updated iPads and Macs.
But the device, likely called the iPhone 7, is just the main attraction. There’s a lot more expected, including a new version of the Apple Watch and software updates for all Apple products.
Bye-Bye Headphone Jack
Get ready to hear an outpour of anger from Apple fans over the removal of the headphone jack, too. Rumours have been swirling about the iPhone 7 for many months, with numerous rumours and leaked photos adding fuel to the frenzy. The industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack doesn’t take up much space and works with most third-party headphones, but Apple is rumored to remove it all together in favor embracing wireless headphones. People won’t be happy because they’ll need to buy compatible headphones or an adapter that connects their existing earbuds to the new iPhone.
What We Won’t See In The Apple Event
Apple’s Mac lines are all due for an upgrade, but it’s unlikely we’ll see new MacBook or iMacs debut this week. The company could announce new devices later this year, ahead of the holiday season, but might do it quietly or a separate event.
Refreshed iPads also aren’t expected just yet. They’re more likely coming early next year.
The September 2016 Keynote will be streamed live on Apple’s official website at 22:30 IST on 7 September 2016.
Where To Watch Live
The official requirements for streaming the keynote live from Apple are as follows:
- Safari browser on iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad running iOS 7 or later.
- Safari browser on a Mac running OS X 10.8.5 or later.
- Microsoft Edge browser running on Windows 10.
- Streaming on Apple TV is supported, but only on a second, third or fourth generation device running software 6.2 or later.
Unofficially, you can stream the event to your Android phone or a PC not meeting the above requirements using VLC. Here’s how you do it:
- Download VLC for Mac, Windows or Linux or Android from here.
- Head to Media>Network Stream and enter the URL for the keynote.
Unfortunately, that URL will not be available till the event starts. Apple’s official Twitter handle recently went live as well, so that might be a good place to start for event updates.
If, for whatever reason, you can’t follow the keynote or don’t intend to, you can keep an eye on our site where we’ll post a live blog with minute by minute updates on the keynote. You should also follow us on Twitter, where we’ll tweet the highlights from the event live.
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