How to watch Apple 7 September iPhone 7 launch live
Apple is going to unveil the iPhone 7 on 7 September, this much is true. It’s also likely to showcase what the launch version of iOS 10 will be like, a snazzy new Apple Watch and the launch date for macOS – the new name for OS X.
I’m sure every Apple aficionado would love to be out in San Francisco to see the launch of the iPhone 7 in person, but that’s just not going to happen. Thankfully, Apple streams these events live for you online: here’s how you can watch along come 6pm BST on 7 September.
How to watch the iPhone 7 launch online live: Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
Apple would be absurd not to let its biggest fans watch its live events via Mac, iPhone and iPad. However, there are some caveats that you need to be aware of.
iPhone and iPad:
To watch on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch (remember those?), you’ll need to be running iOS 7 or later and have access to Safari. Just navigate to Apple.com on the day and you’ll be able to watch the event stream live from 6pm via your Apple device.
Want to watch along on your MacBook, iMac and Mac Pro? Apple just requires you to have OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) or above and Safari 6.0.5. You can then watch online via Apple’s website.
Unsure whether you’re running Mountain Lion? If you’re on a reasonably new Mac, chances are you’ll be running something such as Mavericks, Yosemite or El Capitan. You can check by clicking the Apple logo in your top menu bar and selecting the “About” option.
Apple TV users can also watch the iPhone 7 launch live from the comfort of their sofa by simply tuning in via Apple’s event app. To do so, you need to make sure you’re running the correct version of Apple TV.
Apple TV second-generation and third-generation (so 2010 onwards) need to be running software version 6.2 to access Apple’s live stream. If you’re running a new fourth-generation Apple TV (so the 2015 model), you can watch along live without needing to update anything at all.
How to watch the iPhone 7 launch online live: PC, Chromebook and Android
If you don’t have access to a Mac, iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, and still have a desire to watch Apple’s event live, you can only do so via a Windows 10 PC.
Windows 10 users can access Apple’s live stream via Microsoft’s Edge browser on the Apple website. If you’re using Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or a Chromebook or Android device, you won’t be able to watch along with Apple’s event at all. Sorry about that.
Worry not, though, you CAN keep up with what’s happening via our iPhone 7 hub as we update along with the event as it happens. You can also follow our man David Court on Twitter as he live-tweets the event as our boots-on-the-groudn correspondent and delivers our first hands-on coverage of everything new and shiny Apple announces.