Apple has officially sent out invites for its ‘Hello Again’ press event at its campus in Cupertino on October 27. The upcoming event is rumored to focus the Mac line. The tech giant could also unveil a standalone 5K display and a refreshed Apple TV set-top box. Apple has confirmed that it would live stream the Hello Again keynote for its fans around the world.
Watch it on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac, Apple TV, and Windows
If you want to watch the event live on Oct.27, there are many ways to watch the keynote. But there is not much you can do if you want to enjoy it on an Android device. Apple uses HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology to stream its events. Here’s how and where to watch it:
iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users
Apple will stream the Hello Again event to iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch running iOS 7.0 or later via the built-in Safari browser. Go to this page at 10 a.m. Pacific Time (PT) or 1 p.m. ET on Oct.27 to see what the Cupertino company has in store in the Mac department.
Streaming on Mac requires Safari version 6.0.5 or later running OS X 10.8.5 or later. Visit this link when the event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT this Thursday.
Watching it on Apple TV
If you own a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later, or the 4th-gen TV, you can enjoy the event with the built-in Apple Events app.
I’m a Windows user. How can I watch it?
You too can get in on the fun if you own a Windows 10 PC. Just open the Edge browser on your PC and head over to this page on the day of the event to stream the show live.
What to expect from Apple on Oct.27?
The iPhone maker hasn’t refreshed its Mac line in a long time. Ahead of the Oct.27 event, Russian trademark filings reveal that the Cupertino company is planning to release three new Macs running the latest macOS Sierra. The three products have model numbers A1706, A1707, and A1708, and all three of them are “portable personal computer models.”
Previous rumors suggest that the tech giant will launch upgraded versions of 13.3-inch and 15.4-inch MacBook Pro. The third device is said to be an ultrathin 13-inch sibling to the 12-inch MacBook. Apple is rumored to discontinue the 11-inch MacBook Air. It is still unclear what would happen to the 13-inch MacBook Air.
The new MacBook Pro is expected to get improved internal components, USB-C ports, Thunderbolt 3, Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and a slimmer design. But its biggest feature would be an OLED display panel that will replace the function keys. The OLED touch bar will perform the same tasks as physical function keys, but it will also allow keys to be dynamic to match the applications.