Apple September Keynote Event 2018: Apple is gearing up to launch a slew of new products tonight at its September 12 keynote.The highlight will be three new iPhones X devices, two iPad Pros with Face ID, and Apple Watch Series 4. A MacBook Air and new AirPods could also be on the cards.
Here are details on how one can catch the launch event livestream, and what devices will be unveiled from the 2018 edition of Apple’s annual launch event.
Apple September 12 keynote event: iPhone launch timing, how to watch livestream
Apple’s launch event was confirmed by a media invite that featured the words ‘Gather Around’, below the ‘O’ shape. New iPhones, iPad and Apple Watch will launch at the Steve Jobs Theater, part of Apple headquarters in California. The event will begin with a keynote address, scheduled for 10am PDT, or 10.30pm IST. Like every year, Apple will host a livestream of the event.
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Those who own any Apple device (iPhone, iPad, Mac, or iPod) will be able to view the event from the Apple TV app. Also, they can browse for the livestream link from the Apple website through the Safari browser. Those with Windows 10 will also be able to watch the stream from the Edge browser.
Apple September 12 event: iPhone Xs, iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) and other devices to be launched
Apple will launch at least five devices at the Steve Jobs Theatre on September 12. These include the three iPhones: 5.8-inch iPhone Xs, the 6.1-inch iPhone Xr, and the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max. The iPad Pro 12.9 (2018), as well as Apple Watch Series 4 are also expected
The announcement of their availability and pricing will be keenly awaited given Apple could go for a higher pricing this time, which includes crossing the $1000 mark with the bigger iPhone Xs Max.
iPhone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs Max: From the iPhone lineup to be announced, it is confirmed that these devices will run Apple A12 chip, and be based on iOS 12. Other confirmed details are the notched OLED display for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Plus, that will have screen sizes of 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch respectively.
Apple’s iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Plus will continue with a dual rear camera configuration, that will be similar to that of iPhone X. On the other hand, iPhone Xr will have a 6.1-inch LCD display with a notch, and is expected to come with a single rear camera.
Each of the phones will continue to have Face ID for unlocking the phone, which implies that the front camera on all three will hold a True Depth sensor. For the first time, Apple is also planning to offer dual-SIM variants to its iPhone range.
iPad Pro 12.9 (2018), Apple watch Series 4: Apple will also announce a new iPad on September 12, the iPad Pro 12.9 (2018). Among other things, this 12.9-inch iPad is an improvement on the first edition, that was launched last year.
The big change is that of Face ID being extended to this device, though users would have to note that this unlock feature might not work in Landscape mode. Besides the thinner bezels, the only difference in design of iPad Pro 12.9 (2018) is that of the changed position of the Smart Connector. As per leaked designs, this is now found above the charging port, and will change the way devices connect to the new iPad.
Also, Apple Watch Series 4 will include a larger display, that will also show more information than earlier. While the screen will be able to handle as many as eight widgets, this Apple watch will ditch a physical button, to replace it with a solid state drive (SSD) button, that would be based on haptic feedback. This device will also have a LTE variant, and is expected to ship with a larger battery than Watch Series 3.