Apple iPhone 8 Event: How To Watch today's Live Event Of big Apple iPhone X launch

Apple has invited tech journalists from all around the world to its shiny new campus today (September 12 2017) to witness the launch of its next big devices, expected to be the iPhone 8 (or iPhone X), the Apple Watch 3 and possibly Apple 4K TV.

What exactly Apple is planning to launch isn't certain yet, and won't be until the live stream starts, but we absolutely expect to see a new iPhone packed with wireless charging and a bezeless display for the very first time.

The new Apple Watch is nailed on to appear, as well as the two less-exciting iPhones in the shape of the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, so it's going to be a jam-packed event.

What isn't clear is what each device will be called, and the latest rumors suggest we'll see the iPhone X launch alongside the devices we expected to be called the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus, with those latter phones instead being called the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

We'll also very likely hear more details about the official rollout of iOS 11, and there may be news on some extra devices including the Apple AirPods 2 and perhaps even updates to some of Apple's other services. 

Apple always live streams its launch events, and there are a variety of ways to tune in on your PC, Mac, tablet, phone – or, of course, your Apple TV – so read on for our guide to how to watch the Apple launch.

When does the Apple iPhone 8 launch start?
Apple is hosting the event today (September 12 in the US and UK) where we expect to see the iPhone 8 and many more devices announced. It will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple's new campus in Cupertino, California.

The event is scheduled for 10am PT / 1pm EST / 6pm BST on September 12, or you'll have to stay up late on September 13 in Australia as it's 3am AEST.
How to watch the Apple launch event on iPhone, iPad and iPod

If you're planning to watch the iPhone 8 event on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch you'll need to ensure you're running iOS 7 software (or later) and open up the Safari browser on your device.

Then it's just a case of heading to Apple's web page for the September 2017 event and you're ready to go.

How to watch the Apple launch event on a Mac
If you own an Apple-made computer you'll easily be able to tune into the event on when it starts using Apple's Safari internet browser.

You'll be able to watch it at Apple's web page for its September 2017 event, but ensure you're not using another browser as it has to be through Apple's Safari.

You'll need to make sure your Mac has Safari 6.0.5 or later installed, and that you're running OS X 10.8.5 software too.

If this route doesn't work for you, there are a variety of third-party apps available on MacOS including one just called 'Apple Events', but this is not encouraged as a way to watch by Apple.

How to watch the Apple launch event on a Windows PC
Last year Apple made watching its livestreams on Windows PCs easier as well. As long as you have Windows 10, as you can use Microsoft's Edge web browser to view the livestream from Apple's webpage for its September 2017 event, much as you can on a Mac.

The best route is usually to watch the stream through VLC media player. You'll need to download and install the software, open it and in the top-left corner you'll find an option called Media.

From there you'll want to press Open Network Stream and then you'll need to enter in the network URL of the stream. You can find that URL just below, and you'll need to copy and paste it into VLC Player.

VLC Player stream:

How to watch the Apple launch event on Apple TV
To watch via Apple TV, you'll need to have either the 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation of the box. It'll also need to be running 6.2 software or above to be able to stream the whole show to your TV.

The company has released its specific Apple Events app ready for the launch and you can download it to your box right now.

At the moment it just has a similar color scheme to the Apple launch invite and a placeholder saying "Watch the first-ever special event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California” but only you've downloaded it'll be all set and ready for September 12.