Apple is close to announcing its highly-anticipated iPhone 11 lineup at a glitzy launch event at its California headquarters today.
Hundreds of thousands of people will tune in to the live event to get a glimpse of the new phone. Rumours about the phones have been circling for some time, with expected new features including a redesigned three lens rear camera, improved battery life, shatter-resistance technology and new colours.
The phone is likely to be available as a high-end “Pro” large version, a standard-sized version and a cheaper LCD version of the iPhone 11.
Apple has made some big changes as to how consumers can watch its live event, including broadcasting it on YouTube for the first time. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Tim Cook’s keynote live:
What time is the Apple event in Southern Africa?
Apple has sent out invitations for its event which lists a start time of 10am Pacific Time and 7pm South Africa time on September 10.
When is Apple going to announce the iPhone 11?
We can expect the latest iPhone to be announced in Tim Cook’s keynote at the ‘special’ Apple event today.
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This year, it will again be held at the Steve Jobs Theatre, a dedicated venue at its Silicon Valley headquarters in Cupertino, where it has held the last two iPhone launches.
Typical live-streamed Apple announcements last for around two hours and see the company reveal a number of new products.
The invitation is titled “By innovation only” with an accompanying Apple logo that harks back to the company’s old multicoloured logo.
iPhone invitations have often held a cryptic message. In this case, the colours are most likely to be the style options for the new line-up.
Apple typically puts new iPhones on sale within two weeks following their launch and rolls out the accompanying software update a few days after showing off the devices. The new iPhones will be key to Apple’s holiday quarter. Last year, the company missed expectations on waning smartphone demand, especially in China.
How to watch Tim Cook’s keynote live online
Apple chief executive Tim Cook is likely to announce the iPhone 11 on stage at the event on September 10. Apple live streams its events online for people to watch from a variety of devices.
You can follow live updates of the Apple iPhone event here.
Here’s how to watch it:
For the first time, Apple will be live streaming its event on YouTube, a break from a time when Apple would only let users with Apple devices or browsers access the live stream. You can watch it here.
Mac or Windows computers
Using your desktop computer, head to Apple’s Events page. Apple now lets anyone using its web browser Safari, Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge to watch the live video of the announcement.
iPhones and iPads
To watch the Apple event from your iPhone or iPad, head to the Apple Events page in your web browser.
You can also watch the Apple event live stream on an Apple TV. Download the “Apple Events” app from the App Store and fire that up around the time of the event to watch it live