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iPhone 8 / iPhone X Launch Event: Start Time, Watch Online Live Stream

With the iPhone X and iPhone 8 launch approaching, many eager Apple phones are keenly awaiting the iPhone X event start time. With the conference and live stream details now widely available, there is no doubt that this will be one of the most viewed events in this or any other technology generation.

The iPhone 8 event start times across the world are as follows:

San Francisco: 10AM / New York: 1PM / London: 6PM / Berlin: 7PM / Moscow: 8PM / New Delhi: 10:30PM / Beijing: 1AM (September 13th) / Tokyo: 2AM (September 13th) / Sydney: 3AM (September 13th).

This means that viewers from multiple time zones should be able to work out precisely when the iPhone 8 unveiling event will begin in their particular locality; not always easy when it’s not made entirely clear by press releases!

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iPhone 8 event accessible

Over the years, Apple has attempted to make its live stream more accessible for users across a wide range of devices, and this means that the iPhone X event will be more accessible than the some of its previous device releases.

Firstly, Apple’s live stream is available via a dedicated channel on the Apple TV set-top box or the Safari browser on OS X (10.8.5 and above), meaning that committed Apple consumers will be able to view the stream easily. Meanwhile, mobile users are also catered for, with iOS devices running iOS 7 and above fully supported for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 event.

However, Windows 10 users can also watch the drama unfold in the Microsoft Edge browser. This has been a concession made by Apple over the last few years, with the intention of opening its launch events up to as many people as possible. Acknowledging that many iPhone users and potential customers do not necessarily use Apple desktops and laptops has been a wise move, and will only lead to the iPhone 8 event being a more widely viewed phenomenon.

Without Apple expected to take the wrapper off three iPhone devices at this conference, along with several other products, it will undoubtedly be the highlight of the technology year. Indeed, with the iPhone X expected to be a revolutionary unit, effectively rebooting the entire iPhone concept, this is arguably the most important reveal that Apple has conducted for several years.

Other releases

Alongside the smartphones at the iPhone 8 event will be the third generation Apple Watch, equally considered to be a major revolution in smartwatch technology. It is largely believed that the third series smartwatch from Apple will feature an LTE system which will make it a much more independent device, capable of operating more competently without an attendant iPhone 8, iPhone X, or earlier version of the iconic smartphone series.

A 4K Apple TV box has also been anticipated among other announcements. With millions eagerly awaiting the iPhone 8 event start time, Apple will hopefully have something particularly exciting in store.

In less than 24 hours, Apple will hold its biggest product launch event in years. And it will be the first time an event will be held at the new Apple Park campus. The company is expected to unveil the 10th anniversary iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, a new Apple Watch, and an Apple TV tomorrow. Only a small number of people will get a chance to attend the show in person. For the rest of us, Apple will stream the iPhone X launch event online. Yes, you can watch the event live right from the comfort of your couch.

iPhone X launch event: Where and at what time?

The special event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on September 12. That’s 1 p.m. Eastern Time the same day. If you live in the UK, the event will begin at 6 p.m. BST on Tuesday. For Australians, that’s 3 a.m. AEST on September 13. It’s 10:30 p.m. in India, 8 p.m. in Moscow, 1 a.m. on Sept.13 in Shanghai, and 2 a.m. on Sept.13 in Tokyo.

The iPhone X launch event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater in the new Apple Park campus. The Steve Jobs Theater has a seating capacity of only 1,000 people. Last year’s iPhone 7 event was held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which can accommodate as many as 5,000 people.

iPhone X launch: How to watch the event

The Cupertino company will live stream the event on its website. Apple uses the HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology for streaming. It means you’ll be able to watch it only on supported devices. If you want to live stream on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you’ll need iOS 9.0 or later. Just open Safari browser and visit this link when the event kicks off.

Mac users need to be running Safari browser on macOS v10.11 or later to watch the event. If you own a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation Apple TV running software version 6.2 or later, you can download the Apple Events app to watch the show when it begins. Apple also allows Windows 10 PC users to live stream the event, but only if they visit this link via Edge browser.

iPhone X launch event: What to expect?

Of course, the biggest highlight of the show is going to be the 10th anniversary iPhone X. It will have a new design with an edge-to-edge 5.8-inch OLED screen. The phone will ditch the physical home button and introduce gesture controls for navigation. It would feature a vertically oriented dual camera setup on the back. The phone is said to have a starting price of $999, with the most expensive version setting you back by $1,199.

It’s the first time Apple will be launching three smartphones at the same event. The other two will be iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. These phones will look similar to the current models, but they will have a faster processor, a glass back panel, wireless charging, and many other internal improvements. Apple is believed to ditch the iPhone ‘S’ moniker this year.

We will also get to see the third-generation Apple Watch at the event. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Series 3 Apple Watch will look similar to the current models and will be available in 38mm and 42mm versions. It will come in both LTE and non-LTE variants. The LTE version will allow you to leave your iPhone behind and still be able to download apps, stream music, and do much more.

Apple is also set to unveil a new 4K Apple TV tomorrow. It will support 4K and HDR video streaming. The Cupertino company has been in talks with various TV studios, movie studios, and streaming apps about supplying 4K videos for the new Apple TV. Tim Cook may also announce a new HomePod speaker, but it will ship only in December.

Apple will also roll out software updates for all its platforms including watchOS, iOS, tvOS, and macOS. The iOS 11 will bring exciting new features such as augmented reality, peer-to-peer payments via Apple Pay, an improved Maps app, an improved Siri, and a better music experience. The iOS 11 interface has also been optimized to take advantage of the screen space on either side of the iPhone X’s top cutout.

Apple is expected to start taking pre-orders for the new iPhones on September 15. Pre-orders for new iPhones usually begin on Friday after the unveiling. The phones should go on sale on September 22 in key markets. However, it is not yet clear whether the iPhone X would also go on September 22 or get delayed by a few weeks. Even if the 10th-anniversary model becomes available on Sept.22, expect it to be in short supply.