Apple will launch two new iPhones and its first wearable device on Tuesday at what is shaping up to once of the most important moments in the companies history.
Apple is yet to launch a new hardware product in 2014 but the company continues to promise that "one of the most exciting product roadmaps in the company's history" is on the way.
Tim Cook is set to launch two larger new iPhone 6 models (4.7in and 5.5in) along with the much-discussed iWatch (again reports suggest this will come in two sizes). New rumours suggest we could even see the iPad Air 2 on Tuesday.
Away from the hardware we are likely to see a new payment platform based on NFC technology and more on Apple's entry into the health and fitness monitoring market.
All of this comes after a turbulent week when Apple has been widely criticised for the security measures in place for its iCloud service after hundreds of explicit images of more than a dozen celebrities were leaked online.
Whatever happens, you are going to want to watch it right?
Where and when is the iPhone 6 launch taking place?
Apple has gone back to its roots for the launch of the iPhone 6 and iWatch next week. The media event will take place in the Flint Center which is the venue where Steve Jobs introduced the original Mac way back in 1984. It also happened to be just down the road from the company's headquarters in Cupertino.
The event promises to be so big that Apple has needed to construct a huge temporary structure next to the Flint Center to handle all the media and the products being launched.
The event is take place on Tuesday next, 9 September and will kick off when Tim Cook takes to the stage at 10am local time.
Below is a list of local times for when the event will take place around the world:
- San Francisco - 10am
- New York - 1pm
- London - 6pm
- Amsterdam - 7pm
- Johannesburg - 8pm
- Bangkok - 1am (Tuesday)
- Hong Kong - 2am (Tuesday)
- Seoul - 3am (Tuesday)
- Sydney - 5am (Tuesday)
Can I watch it online?
You never quite know with Apple whether or not it will be providing a live stream of its events, but thankfully for those of us not invited to the event, the iPhone maker has already announced that it will provide a livestream of the event.
However, it's not as straightforward as logging on to Apple's website to watch the event - that would be too simple.
- Desktop/laptop - In order to be able to watch the event on a desktop computer you will need to use the Safari 4 or later running on OS X 10.6 or later.
- Mobile - For iPhones or iPads, you will need to use Safari running on iOS 4.2 or later. If you are one of the billion Android smartphone and tablet owners, well this is probably not of interest to you anyway....
- TV - The event will also be streamed live on Apple TV, but you will need either the second or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.
So essentially, unless you have an Apple product to hand, you are out of luck. That said there are likely to be numerous 'alternative' streams popping up on other sites which are easily accessible through other devices.
For all of you unable to watch a live stream due to poor internet connection/overbearing IT administrators in your office, fear not, as IBTimes UK will be live blogging all the news from the event providing instant analysis, deep insight, and of course, witty comments - so make sure to check out the Tech homepage from 5pm on Tuesday.