Given that Apple’s new event is called “California streaming,” it’s no surprise that you’ll be able to see the “iPhone 13” announcement live, but there are many different ways. Here’s how to do it.
Apple hasn’t even confirmed that the new “iPhone 13” will be unveiled at its next event, but it has announced a date, time – and some of the ways to watch it. “California Streaming” will be on Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 10:00 a.m. PT.
There is already a page on YouTube where the video will then premiere. YouTube is perhaps just the most universal way to watch, because every device you come up with has a YouTube player.
Whether you’re watching on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K or even on a computer, you can watch live. Plus, you can go to YouTube right away and set up a reminder.
However, for completeness, keep in mind that depending on where you are in the world, YouTube video is known to lag a bit behind live streaming. If it lags behind at all, it’s in the order of seconds, and certainly never more than a minute.
Still, if you happen to read Twitter at the same time, you’ll probably see comments like “How much does it cost?” before the Apple Watch Series 7 was even mentioned in the video.
Once the event is over, YouTube has the advantage of being easier to browse by looking for segments that interest you. On all platforms, you can quickly drag the slider to rewind it.
In addition, in the Mac Safari, you can use standard video editor scrubbing tools and press J, K or L or move in short jumps.
Apple’s own website is also good after the event because it displays tags in the timeline. Hover over the video on the Mac and you’ll see points for each point that changes, and if you click on a specific area, you’ll see a description.
Also, if you’re watching after the download is complete, Apple will soon release a version with American Sign Language on the event page.
As always, Apple broadcasts the event live through its own website. And as has been the case in the last few events, it really flows exclusively through the American version of the site.
If you’re looking anywhere else in the world, the local Apple site will promote the event and tell you when it starts. But then it will link to the US site for the actual event.
Apple recommends viewing your site on an iPhone 7 or later, a fifth-generation iPad or later, or a Mac via Safari on macOS Mojave 10.14 or later. Note that you can broadcast it on Apple TV, as well as that newer versions of Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge can be played if they support MSE, H.264 and AAC.
Apple TV and more
There may not seem to be a point in transferring an event from your iPhone to an Apple TV, because you can watch it directly on that Apple TV 4K. But finding it there is still especially difficult as it has been since Apple released the Apple Events app on Apple TV.
The event will be there, but you won’t find it until it starts. Once it does, and then forever after, a search for “Apple Events” will appear in the Movies section.
Alternatively, just use the YouTube app on Apple TV.
Remember that if you can’t watch on any device because of where you are or what you’re doing AppleInsider will have full coverage during the event, followed by analysis.
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