Apple is marking 10 years since the company introduced the iPhone to the world and it would be selfish of me not to acknowledge how much the iPhone has shaped the smartphone space – inspiring designs and UIs all over China. The California-based company sent out invites for a special event that they will be held in their new auditorium named after one of the Company’s founders, Steve Jobs, on September 12, 2017.This year, all eyes will be on Apple, awaiting the reveal of the new 10th anniversary iPhone, that has been rumoured to drastically change the design into a more futuristic bezel-less design.
Apple is expected to announce new products during this event, including the new iPhones, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV, HomePod, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, iOS 11 and possibly a VR headset. However, the spotlight will be on the new 10th anniversary iPhone, that has been rumoured to drastically change the design, ditching Apple signature bezels for a more futuristic bezelless design.
We expect Apple to announce three iPhones, two of which will be updates to last year’s devices and the third will be the iPhone X Edition (or whatever they will call it). The new iPhone is rumoured to have an edge-to-edge OLED display, the device will apparently ditch Touch ID for 3D face recognition, it will include wireless charging and switch to a virtual home button.
How to stream the event
If you are looking forward to streaming the event, there are a couple of things you should know before hand, so that you prepare. The live stream will use Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology which requires one to have an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 9 or later and using Safari browser. Mac users can stream using Safari browser but must be on macOS v10.11 or later.
If you don’t have any Apple products, you will be required to have a Windows 10 PC and can only use Microsoft Edge to stream the event. Once you meet these requirements, head over to Apple’s Events Page on September 12, 2017, at 8PM (EAT) and enjoy the stream.
The requirements to stream Apple’s event are self-serving but hey, what do you expect from Apple?