If you’re getting a sense of deja vú, don’t be alarmed: Yes, Apple just had an event last month. But tomorrow we’re headed back to Cupertino, where the company is set to unveil new iPads, new iMacs, and OS X Yosemite.
For those who want to follow along in real time, Apple will once again be livestreaming the proceedings. Here are all the ways you can tune in.
When do the festivities begin?
The event kicks off at 10 am Pacific/1 pm. Eastern on Thursday, October 16. You can add a calendar event if you don’t want to forget about the livestream once you get wrapped up in work Thursday morning.
Is there a live stream of the event I can watch?
Why yes, there is! Just go to http://ift.tt/1t4I2sK, and Apple should be streaming video footage from its Cupertino headquarters. At the iPhone event last month, there were some technical streaming difficulties, so if you’re a die-hard Apple fan we recommend tuning into a live blog (like ours!) for a feed of the news as well.
What’s the catch?
Yeah, this is an Apple event. That means all the usual unnecessary hardware and software restrictions apply.Technically, the video stream will only work on Safari 5.1.10 or later, on a Mac running OS X 10.6.8 or higher. Apple doesn’t officially support streaming of its video to Windows PCs, Chromebooks, Android phones, or anything that doesn’t sport its “Designed by Apple in California” moniker.
If you’re on an iOS device, Apple’s event page says that you can watch the video in mobile Safari on devices running iOS 6 or later. You can also stream it on second- or third-gen Apple TVs with firmware version 6.2 or later.
But what if I don’t own an Apple device and want to watch?
If you’re up for some experimentation, you can try a user-agent-string spoofer for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Opera to give the appearance you’re using Safari. If you’re on an Android device, there are also iPhone and iPad user-agent spoofers available for its Chrome browser.
These are the same tech specs that were required at September’s iPhone event, so however you watched last time should work again this time around.
Also, we’ll be there
We recommend following WIRED’s own live coverage. It’s friendly no matter what platform you’re on, and comes in several different varieties (because not everyone wants, or has the luxury, to keep track of the second by second happenings of the event).
For as-it-happens action, tune your browser to our liveblog. You’ll find the link at the top of WIRED’s homepage Thursday morning. Christina Bonnington (@redgirlsays) will be reporting live from the event in Cupertino. We’ll also share in-depth story coverage on Gadget Lab’s Twitter feed (@gadgetlab), WIRED’s main Twitter feed (@wired), and on the WIRED homepage throughout the day.
Woo! I’m going to the event!
Rad! Try to find a friend to carpool with. Bay Area traffic can be a nightmare and Apple isn’t walking distance from the nearest Caltrain station. Once you’re there, go give Christina a high-five and a coffee. She’ll be the reporter on her iPhone sitting in line waiting to get inside.