I know it’s only September, but it’s already starting to feel like Christmas for Apple fans. Apple is finally hosting its annual keynote event where they’ll be announcing the iPhone 8! The last couple of months have been filled with theories, concepts, and leaks surrounding the newest models of the iPhone 8, iPhone8 Plus and the mysterious iPhone X. If you weren’t already sitting on the edge of your seats, then get this: this event also marks the iPhone’s 10th Anniversary. I wonder what Apple is planning for a decade of iPhone service…
Apple Event Viewing Details
Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM PDT / 1:00 PM EST
Location: Steve Jobs Theater, Cupertino, CA
Live Stream: Apple Website
How To Watch The Apple September 2017 Event Online
To watch the Keynote live, Apple will make it available through their website. The livestream uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming technology, so you will need a Mac with Safari on macOS v10.11 or later to watch it.
You can also use devices below to watch the announcement:
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch through the Safari browser on iOS 7+
- Mac computers updated to the latest updates.
- PC using the Microsoft Edge browser
- Apple TV ver. 6.2+
How To Watch The Apple September 2017 Event on Windows PC
If you’re trying to watch the live stream on a Windows, you’re going to need to do a little digging.
1. Download VLC Player from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
2. Install it and everything, make sure it works correctly.
3. Open the program. Click on Media (top left) > Open Network Stream.
4. You will see this screen.
5. Paste this link into that field: https://p-events-delivery.akamaized.net/17oiubaewrvouhboiubasdfv09/m3u8/atv_mvp.m3u8
6. Click Play.
Don’t worry if you missed a chance to watch the event live. Apple’s Events page will add a video of the event as soon it’s over that you can replay from any device, or you can download the event from iTunes for free.
Unlike previous years, this event will take place at the aptly named Steve Jobs theater on Apple’s new campus. If the genius himself could see his company now, I’m sure he would be proud. It’s a beautiful space and the perfect stage for Apple’s 10th iPhone anniversary event.
According to the Wired, the current Apple CEO Tim Cook attributed the theater to the late Founder Steve Jobs because “it’s on a hill, at one of the highest points on this land. It felt like him.”
The theater’s auditorium features 1,000 luxurious leather seats that reportedly cost $14,000 a piece. While my wallet cries at the price tag, I can’t help but wonder how comfortable they must feel. For anyone concerned about earthquakes (considering how often they happen in California), the theater is “mounted on huge steel base isolators that ensure the building can move up to 4.5 feet in any direction without losing its vital services”. If anything, it might be one of the safest places to be in a disaster.
Aside from the announcement event, guests are also invited to check out private demonstration rooms to try out Apple’s latest products before they hit the shelves. I’m sure there’s other surprises in store for event goers.
Be sure to stay tuned for further iPhone X & Apple Keynote news!