Apple's Sept. 15 event: What to expect and how to watch

Apple's latest products will be revealed today, with rumors pointing toward an Apple Watch Series 6, a new iPad, updates to its mobile software, and more.


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Apple's latest product reveal is today,  Sept. 15, 2020, at 10 a.m. Pacific time, 1 p.m. Eastern. As with previous Apple events in the fall, this product launch will likely be when the company announces new hardware and major and long-awaited upgrades, according to TechRepublic sister site ZDNet.

What to expect from today's Apple event: A new iPad, Apple Watch 6, and more (but probably not an iPhone 12)

We might have to wait until later this year for the next iPhone. It seems a new iPhone might be delayed a few weeks based on a statement by Apple's CFO Luca Maestri in a company conference call.

Citing industry analysts, ZDNet said that the iPhone 12 will be an upgrade "supercycle," with a new design that closely mimics the iPad, such as squared aluminum sides, which make the device feel a lot like the iPhone 4 design of years gone by.

The other big upgrade expected to come along with the iPhone 12 is 5G, finally bringing Apple up to par with competitors like Samsung, which has had 5G smartphones in its lineup since early 2019. 

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TechRepublic sister site CNET said it's likely that Apple will unveil a new iPad, a new generation of Apple Watch, and new bundling options for its Apple TV Plus, Apple Music, Apple News Plus, and Apple Arcade subscription services. CNET also suggests a new Mac—the first to ship with an Apple Silicon chip—may be revealed at the event. It appears there's an augmented reality (AR) component to the Apple event, based on the interactive invitation, CNET said. 

How to watch the Sept. 15 Apple event

Like other major tech companies have done during the COVID-19 pandemic, today's Apple event will be online only, so if you're keen to tune in, you'll need to know where to stream it. 

For the simplest streaming option, head on over to Apple's events page and click the Add To Your Calendar link. That will download an ICS file you can add to your calendar app of choice; the streaming link is embedded right in the calendar event that the ICS file creates. Once the event goes live you can watch it by clicking on the link in your calendar, or by clicking the link above to take you right to the Apple events page. 

Alternatively, you'll be able to watch the event on Apple's YouTube page: The livestream video already has a direct link where you can set a reminder to tune in on the September 15th, or just click the link to tune in as the event starts. Apple typically streams its events via Apple TV, so if that's your preferred viewing method, be sure to look for the stream on Apple TV.

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Editor's note: This article was updated to reflect the latest information about the Apple event.