It’s official – the next Apple Event is due to kick off next week, and it’s looking increasingly likely that we’ll get our first look at not only the hotly anticipated iPhone 13 range, but possibly a redesigned Apple Watch Series 7, upgraded third-gen AirPods and even the revival of the iPad Mini, which hasn’t seen much love in recent years.
With that in mind, it’s set to be one of the biggest Apple launches for quite some time, and as usual, you’ll be able to tune in from the comfort of your own home.
So, when does it kick off and how can you watch the whole thing live? We cover all you need to know about Apple’s September 2021 event right here.
When is the next Apple event?
As confirmed by the tech giant, the next Apple event is due to take place on Tuesday 14 September 2021 at 10am PDT, or 6pm BST for those of us tuning in from the UK. As ever, it’s set to be broadcast from Apple Park in California, and it’s likely that it’ll be a pre-recorded affair like with most recent Apple events.
How can I watch the next Apple event live?
Just like virtually every other Apple event, you’ll be able to watch the action unfold in real-time. While Apple once required the use of Safari or an Apple product to watch its livestreams, it has dropped the barriers in recent years, allowing basically anybody on any device to tune in to its events via the Apple website.
You’ll be able to watch the September Event via the Apple Event website, as well as via the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and Mac, and you’ll also be able to tune in to the announcement via its YouTube channel too.
We’ve embedded the official live stream at the top of the page for ease, so simply bookmark this page and head back on the day to see what Apple has planned.
What should I expect from Apple’s September 2021 event?
With the tagline ‘California Streaming’ Apple is keeping it coy as to what we should expect from the next event. Though it could indicate a focus on its music and video streaming services, we think Apple has plenty of more interesting announcements to discuss at the September event.
The invite depicts a Californian lake at either dusk or dawn, complete with a glowing Apple logo and the California Streaming tagline. You can see the invite in its entirety below.
While Apple split its iPhone and iPad announcements in 2020, it’s looking increasingly likely that Apple will rejoin the two in 2021, leaving October or November free for Mac-focused announcements.
With that in mind, it’s almost certainly going to feature the iPhone 13 range, rumoured to feature upgraded refresh rate displays, a smaller Face ID notch, improved camera specs and better battery life, but that’s not all.
The iPhone 13 is rumoured to appear alongside third-gen AirPods, sporting a more compact design not too dissimilar to the AirPods Pro but without the ‘pro’ features, and they might be able to track your exercise too.
The Apple Watch Series 7 will likely be revealed too, with rumours currently suggesting a redesign with flatter edges similar to that of the iPhone 12 and iPad Pro ranges, and the displays will be a little larger too.
On the iPad front, we’re expecting an entry-level iPad refresh, sporting a more powerful processor while keeping the budget-friendly price tag, but the more exciting reveal will be that of the iPad Mini 6. Neglected in recent years, the iPad Mini 6 is said to sport a redesign similar to that of the iPad Air, increasing the size of the display while keeping its mini dimensions, and it’ll allegedly sport Touch ID in the power button too.
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