On Thursday, October 16, Apple may be taking the wraps off its latest tablets and Mac computers—and you can be there to watch the action.
Well, at least virtually. The venue, in Apple’s Infinite Loop campus, can only hold so many people. But the company will be transmitting a live stream of the event proceedings, so you can watch the Apple announcements yourself, straight from the lips of CEO Tim Cook and his merry band of white, male executives.
Apple sent out invitations with the tagline “It’s Been Way Too Long.” What could that mean? What color button-down shirt will Phil Schiller sport this time? How’s Craig Federighi’s magnificent hair holding up? And can Jony Ive raise the bar on product design—and his already high opinion of his own work?
Here’s how you can see for yourself:
- Apple TV: If you have a second- or third-generation model of Apple’s video-streaming box, and software version 6.2 or later, you’ll be able to pipe the event to your television. Go to the main menu and select the Apple Events channel.
- iOS mobile devices: iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running iOS 6 or later will play the event’s stream using the Safari mobile browser. Just click on the link below.
- Macs: People on Mac desktops and laptops loaded with at least OS X 10.6.8 can tune in through the Safari desktop browser (version 5.1.10 or later).
Here’s the link to Apple’s live events stream. (Pro tip: Bookmark this page, so you can hop right there on any day Apple makes a big announcement.)
If you can’t stream the event, or your employer won’t let you watch videos at work, don’t fret. ReadWrite has you covered. Here’s what we expect:
Anticipation is high that the team will unveil its newest iPads and Macs, along with more details about OS X Yosemite, the desktop operating software Apple introduced in June.
Developers have been working on Yosemite for months, so hopefully the public will finally get an official release date too. For people who use both iPhones and Macs, this will be of special interest, since some key syncing features between the phone and computer hinge on both running the latest software. iOS 8 went out to iPhone users last month.
Ideally, the latest version of OS X will arrive on or before October 20. That’s when iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners can expect iOS 8.1, the next big mobile software update.
So mark your calendars: The action begins at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern) on Thursday October 16.
Lead photo by sp.VVK for Shutterstock; invite image via Apple