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How to Watch Apple's 2018 iPhone Launch Event

Another year, another cryptic press invitation for Apple's annual iPhone event. This year's invite inspired conjecture around what the gold-toned ring might suggest about the new devices. Does the circle spell changes to—or the disappearance of—the home button? A revival of the dearly departed click wheel? Tomorrow, you can get the answers to your burning speculations.

Apple's annual iPhone event starts at 10 am Pacific (1 pm Eastern) on Wednesday, September 12. Apple is expected to unveil a new version of the iPhone X, a lower-cost iPhone, a new Apple Watch, an update on iOS 12's release, and possibly more.

Even if you're not in Cupertino, you can catch the festivities via livestream on Apple TV, on an iPhone or iPad, in a browser, and of course, by following along with our Apple iPhone 2018 liveblog here on Wired.com.

How to Watch

You can watch the livestream directly from Apple's website. You'll need an iPhone, iPod, or iPod Touch with Safari on iOS 10 or later. To watch on your desktop, make sure you're using a Mac with Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later, or a PC with Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge. According to Apple's website, you might be able to watch the iPhone announcement using Chrome or Firefox, as long as you're using versions that support MSE, H.264, and AAC. If it doesn't load for you in those browsers, default to the options above.

You can also watch on your Apple TV. Tune in by downloading the Apple Events App from the App Store for Apple TV, or by streaming from your iOS device via AirPlay. Just make sure that your Apple TV is 2nd generation or later, with the latest Apple TV software (for 2nd and 3rd generation) or tvOS (for later generations). Keep in mind that on some older Apple TVs, the Events icon will simply show up on your main menu screen prior to showtime.

Follow Our Liveblog

Whether you're watching the livestream or not, check out our iPhone event liveblog. We'll spend the morning sharing updates about the event, showing photos from the Apple campus, giving our reactions to every announcement, and telling lots and lots of jokes. You can also follow along on Twitter, where we'll be live-tweeting from @gadgetlab and @wired. We'll also be posting Instagram Stories on the @wired account. Finally, our reporters will be offering live, hands-on analysis of any new devices that are announced—watch the @wired Twitter feed to see those streams when they happen.

Can't make it? You can catch the full video of the event on Apple's website after the livestream.

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