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This time the livestream of the 9 September Apple launch event will also be available to Windows users Reuters

Apple's metronomic roll out of iPhones is set to continue this week as the Cupertino company prepares for a launch event on Wednesday (9 September) that should see the unveiling of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as well as a revamped Apple TV and iPad Pro. Like other Apple events, the tech giant will be hosting a livestream for people to watch online, beginning at 6pm (BST).

For the first time in years, Apple will make the livestream available on Windows devices. The reversal in policy will mean that PC users will not be given the cold shoulder by the tech firm for simply choosing a non-Apple device and operating system.

In order to watch it, however, users will need an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 7 or later, Macs with OS X 10.8.5 or later, or PCs running the Microsoft Edge web browser on Windows 10.

When and where is the Apple event taking place?

An event invite was sent out to the media in August, giving little away as to what the public might expect. If previous events are anything to go by, it should last around two hours and will kick off at 10am PST at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. Here are the times it will be happening globally:

  • San Francisco - 10am
  • New York - 1pm
  • London - 6pm
  • Amsterdam - 7pm
  • Johannesburg - 8pm
  • Bangkok - 1am (Thursday)
  • Hong Kong - 2am (Thursday)
  • Seoul - 3am (Thursday)
  • Sydney - 5am (Thursday)

How to watch on Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 and below

Earlier versions of Windows do not support the Microsoft Edge web browser, so users will need to install VLC media player and follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to Media > Open Network Stream and select Network section.

Step 2: Copy and paste the following link in the URL field:

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How to watch on Android devices

Android users will need to download the VLC app through the Google Play store and follow these steps:

Step 1: Select the menu icon in the top left of the app and select 'stream'.

Step 2: Copy and paste the following link in the URL field:

How to watch on Apple TV, iOS and OS X

You can find the livestream on the previously mentioned compatible devices and operating system by following this link.

Apple TV will be running its own app for the event that can be added by updating software through the set's settings (Settings > General > Software Updates).

What to expect: iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple TV and iPad Pro

The 's'-suffixed models of Apple's iPhone 6 are likely to look exactly the same as their namesakes but should feature performance upgrades, including a more powerful chipset. Rumours surrounding the new devices have included the inclusion of next-generation Force Touch technology.

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A next-generation Force Touch interface is expected to feature on Apple's iPhone 6s Apple

The so-called 3D Touch Display will take the pressure-sensitive tech found in the Apple Watch to the next level by allowing three levels of pressure to control the device − a tap, a light press and a hard press − rather than just two.

Also rumoured is the launch of a streaming TV channel of its own, modelled on the recently launched Apple Music service. This could see Apple attempt to replicate the success of Netflix and Amazon by commissioning original programming.

Finally, Apple could be introducing a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, as well as an iPad mini 4 and Apple Watch Sports bands.

Keep up to date with the latest Apple announcements with IBTimes UK. Check back on Wednesday afternoon (GMT) for a liveblog of the event, as well as full coverage and analysis following the event.