Apple fans, the time has finally come. We have seen a number of exciting new devices announced in the past few weeks — check out our hands-on previews of the Galaxy Note 4 and Motorola’s new Moto X for two great examples. But nothing, and we mean nothing, has been as hotly anticipated as Apple’s huge iPhone 6, iPhone phablet and iWatch announcements.
Now, after months of leaks and rumors, it’s finally time for Apple’s next-generation iPhone lineup and its first ever wearable device to become a reality.
Tuesday’s Apple event is going to be the company’s biggest and most important press conference in years, so there was absolutely no way that Apple was going to make fans follow along with live blogs. Instead, the company is providing live streaming video of the entire show so the world can follow along as Apple unveils the product lineup that is expected to lead to its most profitable quarter ever.
What should we expect to see during the event? If the dozens upon dozens of leaks and rumors leading up to today are any indication, we’ll see two completely redesigned iPhone handsets, a wearable device that has been referred to as the “iWatch,” a brand new mobile payment system and plenty more.
For a rundown of everything you can expect to see during Tuesday’s event, be sure to check out our iPhone 6 rumor roundup.
Apple’s new iPhones will be the stars of the show, of course, and the company is expected to unveil a flagship phone with a 4.7-inch display as well as a new iPhone phablet with a 5.5-inch screen. In fact, videos of a working iPhone 6 recently leaked for the first time ever. But as great as leaked videos are, there’s nothing like seeing the official unveiling of these exciting new devices.
So, how exactly can you watch all the action live?
On a Mac or iOS device
Apple is providing users a number of ways to watch the action live. On a Mac computer or an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, visiting this link on Apple’s website will allow you to stream live video of the event.
Apple notes that its streaming video will only work in “Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later.”
On Windows and Android
Sadly, Apple’s live stream doesn’t officially support any Windows or Android devices. Crazy, we know. There’s no guarantee it’ll work reliably or at all, but you can try a user agent spoofer to get Apple’s video stream on your non-Apple devices. As noted by Wired, here are links to user agent spoofers for Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera. On Android devices, you can try this one.
- Download VLC Player from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
- Install it and everything, make sure it works correctly.
- Open the program. Click on Media (top left) > Open Network Stream.
- You will see this screen: http://puu.sh/bqV9o.png
- Paste this link into that field: http://devimages.apple.com/iphone/samples/bipbop/gear1/prog_index.m3u8
- Click Play. If you see a video with sound like so: http://puu.sh/bqVgs.jpg
You are all set and ready to watch the Live Stream tomorrow
The actual link you need to paste into VLC will obviously be different and will be live tomorrow. Check back tomorrow for the real live stream link and you can watch the stream on your Windows device
You can also enjoy the show from the comfort of your living room or bedroom by streaming Apple’s big press conference to your Apple TV. You’ll need a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software version 6.2 or later in order to stream the event, and you’ll see an Events channel near the top of your main menu that will allow you to watch the stream.
Do you already know you’ll want a new iPhone 6 once it launches? Click here for a guide to finding out whether you’re eligible for an upgrade to the iPhone 6!