iPhone 8 launch today: Here's how and where to watch it live

First Published 12, Sep 2017, 10:16 AM IST
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Highlights
  • The iPhone X is said to come with a complete overhaul, inside out.
  • Apple users will be able to watch the livestream on their iOS or the MacOS devices.
  • PC and Windows 10 users require Microsoft Edge. 

Tomorrow, Apple will finally take the wraps off three new devices. The iPhone 8 models (and not iPhone 7s), accompanied by the anniversary edition likely to be called the iPhone X. If you want to watch Apple unveil its highly coveted devices, then you can do so from the comfort of your couch. 

When to watch
The event will take place today, 12 September. It is scheduled for 10AM PDT (Pacific Time), which means Indian audiences can watch it on 12 September at 10:30PM IST. Interestingly, the event will take place at Apple's newly built Park Campus in the Steve Jobs Theater

Where to watch
Apple will be live streaming the event on its official page. You can watch it here

Apple users will be able to watch the livestream on their iOS or the MacOS devices. iOS users can watch it on Safari on a device running iOS 9.0 or later while others on macOS v10.11 or later. Those with Apple Tv will require software 6.2 or later. Now, Windows 10 users can watch it on Microsoft Edge. 

What to expect

The iPhone X is said to come with a complete overhaul, inside out. Some of the newest features to watch out for are wireless charging, facial recognition and more. Besides, a new version of the Watch and iOS 11 are also expected. 

In the past few months, we've seen several leaked photos and dummy models. This one below by Evan Blass shows the edge-to-edge display.

A leak from GeekBar hints at the iPhone 8 or now the iPhone X could come in a new 512GB storage variant. A dummy iPhone 7s (or supposedly iPhone 8)  model had also surfaced. It comes from iPhone leak specialist Sonny Dickson (via 9To5Mac) revealing a glass back and inductive charging feature. It was earlier known that the iPhone 7s models could come with aluminium body and not glass.

So far, it is believed that the iPhone 7s models won't come with too many changes and it’s the iPhone 8 that will be the limelight dubbed as the 'anniversary edition'.

There is likely to be a significant difference in their pricing too. Fast Company had previously said that the luxury anniversary edition will cost not less than a whopping $1000, may be slightly higher. Apple developer John Gruber had said that the base model of the anniversary edition of the most high-end iPhone will start at $1200 that transforms to approximately Rs 77,300. This goes against the previous rumours that claimed the price won't exceed $1000. 

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