Apple has revealed that, despite confirming that the launch of the iPhone 12 will be delayed, it’ll still hold its annual September event, with this year’s event due to take place later today. We could get our first look at the next-gen iPhone range, but what else should we expect to be announced? And how can I watch it live?
We cover all you need to know about the Apple September event right here.
When is the next Apple event?
As confirmed by the tech giant in early September, the next Apple Event is due to take place today, 15 September 2020 at 10am PDT, or 6pm BST for those of us eagerly tuning in from the UK. It’s set to be broadcast live from Apple Park in California, making a change from the totally pre-recorded WWDC 2020 keynote in June.
Can I watch the Apple September event live?
Yes! Just like virtually every other Apple event, you’ll be able to watch the action unfold in real-time. While Apple once required the use of Safari or an Apple product to watch its livestreams, it has dropped the barriers in recent years, allowing basically anybody on any device to tune in to its events via the Apple website.
You’ll be able to watch the Apple Event via the Apple Event website, but you’ll also be able to watch it via the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, and it’s likely that Apple will live stream the announcement via its YouTube channel too.
What should I expect from the Apple September event?
The headline of the Apple Event was assumed to be the iPhone 12 range, which has been heavily rumoured and leaked over the past few months. The latest online whispers suggest it’ll feature a redesign similar to that of the iPad Pro range, complete with angled edges reminiscent of the iPhone 5 range, and 5G connectivity is said to be available across the entire range too. The shade of blue used in the invite also seems to confirm rumours that this year’s iPhone range will be available in a new Midnight Blue colour option.
However, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman believes that the iPhone 12 will be revealed at a separate event closer to the rumoured October release, and that has been backed up by leaker Jon Prosser too. Either way, there’s plenty more to learn about the iPhone 12 ahead of its reveal, and we cover the latest iPhone 12 news separately for those interested.
With the tagline "Time Flies" it's almost certain that we'll see the Apple Watch Series 6 for the first time. There isn’t as much in the way of rumours compared to the iPhone 12 range, but there is a suggestion that the next-gen Apple Watch could sport upgraded medical tracking, a tweaked design and possibly even Touch ID built into the display. It has been the norm on Android for a few years now, but Apple is yet to introduce the tech into its product lines.
There’s also whispers about a cheaper Apple Watch SE, sporting the updated Apple Watch design without high-end features like the always-on display and ECG support.
iPad fans are also hoping to see a redesigned iPad Air, which rumours suggest will see the introduction of an iPad Pro-esque bezel-less display and the same in-display fingerprint reading tech rumoured to be featured on the Apple Watch Series 6.
And, of course, it’s more than likely that we’ll get a release date for Apple’s upcoming software updates, iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7 and macOS Big Sur.