How to watch the Apple iPhone XS launch online

Alex Kidman 10 September 2018 NEWS

Apple's new iPhones, a new Apple watch and maybe even new iPad pros are coming early on Thursday morning – and you can watch the whole event online.

Apple's upcoming "gather round" event is rife with rumours, including the possibility of the Apple Watch Series 4, new iPad Pros and maybe even new MacBook and MacBook Pro devices to announce. Apple will undoubtedly announce when you'll be able to get hold of the new releases of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS too.

Still, the star of the show will undoubtedly be the new Apple iPhone range, widely tipped to be the iPhone XC, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. We've gathered everything we know so far about the new iPhone XS family for you to read here.

For a very limited selection of journalists, analysts and special celebrity guests, they'll be able to watch Tim Cook and chums announce everything onstage from the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, but you don't have to stick a hidden camera on their shoulders. That's because Apple will live stream the iPhone launch over the Internet for anyone interested in following the launch as it happens.

The launch will take place at 10am on 12 September 2018, but that’s US Pacific Time. In Australia, events will kick off at 3am on 13 September 2017 AEST; 2:30am in South Australia, Broken Hill and the Northern Territory; and 1am in Western Australia.

How can I watch the iPhone XS Keynote?

If you’re watching from a desktop, laptop, tablet or iOS device, Apple will provide a live stream from its dedicated live events website, which you can find here.

Statistically on the desktop you're probably using Chrome, but you'll need to switch to either Apple's Safari or Microsoft's Edge browser to watch the stream in real time. Apple mobile devices such as iPads can watch the whole stream through the Safari browser on iOS.

If you want to watch on a larger screen and you’ve got an Apple TV set-top box, Apple will provide a stream to the 2nd generation (or better) Apple TVs via the Events app.

Don't fancy an early start? We'll be providing full coverage of the launch, including all specifications, pricing and comparison with Apple's many smartphone competitors on 13 September.

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