Next week, Apple will take to the stage at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino where it is likely to announce the iPhone 6, iWatch, and according to a well-respected analyst, the second-generation iPad Air. The iPhone keynote is regularly beamed live across the world through a variety of different mediums, and with less than five days to go now until the curtains are pulled up, Apple has announced the official live streaming options for those wishing to tune in to the action.
A new landing page offers details of the announcement, as well as adding a countdown timer to the main event. On September 9th at 10 a.m. PDT, the usual members of Apple’s executive team will be taking to the stage, and given how many different products we’re expecting, we could see the whole band.
Often, Tim Cook, Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi take the spotlight for the ensuing of self-congratulation followed by those all-important announcements, but with the iWatch shaping up as another proud moment in Jony Ive’s show-reel, expect his British self to make an appearance if only on video.
We’ve been tracking the movements of the iPhone 6 for several months now, and with the rumors about to be put well and truly to bed, it does feel as though we know what’s coming. Of course, given how the blogosphere has been thrown off the scent in the past, there’s a chance that we may all have got it horribly wrong, but with an overwhelming number of leaks and info sourced from different places, we can be almost certain of what’s in store.
Next Tuesday, expect a considerably overhauled iPhone to arrive in two different sizing configurations, although if you’re tracking the 5.5-inch version as opposed to the 4.7-inch model, the former is likely to be delayed for release until October.
Accompanying the iPhone 6 announcement will be the iWatch, Apple’s first major wearable and competitor to the likes of Motorola’s very impressive Moto 360. Again, it’ll probably offer two different sizing options, and according to Ming-Chi Kuo, the wrist computer will facilitate a return of the apparently popular gold color option.
Finally, Kuo has also noted that a sixth-gen iPad (iPad Air 2) will arrive next week, and with such a billing, you won’t want to miss out.
To get involved, you’ll need to be running Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later, and if you’re tuning in through iOS, you’ll need to be running iOS 6 or newer.
Live streaming video requires Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.
You can also watch through Apple TV, but you will need either the second or third-gen model running software 5.0.2 or later.
Tune into apple.com/live on the day of the event to catch the action live as it unfolds.