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2018 iPhone launch: How and where to watch Apple’s September special event in Australia

Assuming you didn’t get an invite to Cupertino, here’s how you can live stream Apple’s much-anticipated September event from Australia.

Given Apple’s annual event kicks off at 10:00AM local time on Wednesday, September 12, Australians can expect it to start at 3:00AM AEST / 2:30AM ACST / 1:00AM AWST on the morning of Thursday, September 13.

The event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theatre inside the company’s incredible Apple Park campus, and unlike previous years, there are a variety of ways for Australians to watch along live.

The Apple website

As usual, the event will be available to view directly from the Apple website.

“The stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later; or a PC using Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge,” Apple says.


For the first time ever, those wishing to tune in to the event will be able to do so on Apple’s official Twitter account.

Via the “Gather Round” initiative, Twitter users will be able to live-stream the event as well as interact with tweets and photo highlights of the announcements.

Apple TV

Those with an Apple TV can play the event directly from their television through the “Apple Events” app, or stream it from an Apple device onto the big screen. Note Apple’s recommendations mentioned above if you plan on streaming through your device.

What we expect to see at the event

If the explosive rumours are anything to go by, the event will be one that you won’t want to miss. Leaks suggest that we should expect not one, not two, but three new iPhones, an Apple Watch Series 4 with an overhauled design, as well as next-generation iPads, MacBooks and AirPods.

We can also expect release dates for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave, both of which are currently in beta and introduce a bevy of exciting features. Perhaps most thrilling of all is the likelihood that Apple will have a handful of surprises that they have managed to keep secret.

Not planning on tuning in?

Even if you miss the live stream for some silly reason like needing sleep, you don’t have to worry. Not only will you be able to get updates on all the announcements on Techly, or straight to your inbox with our newsletter, Apple will also be uploading a full replay on its website and Apple TV app later in the day.

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