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Apple event 2019: How to watch the iPhone 11 launch and what else to expect

Apple is gearing up for its biggest launch of 2019 so far – here’s how to watch the iPhone 11 unveiling, and what to expect

This autumn’s Apple event is bearing down upon us. Tim Cook and his ilk will take to the stage in just a few hours at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California to introduce the world to all manner of wonderful Apple-branded products.

September is a particularly exciting time of the year for Apple fans: aside from the normal suite of all-new software updates and service launches, you can expect some major product announcements, including the much-rumoured iPhone 11 family.

Apple is doing things a little differently this year, making it even easier for you to watch from the comfort of your own home. We’ll be explaining how to tune in, and let you know what launches we can expect from tonight’s event.

How to watch the Apple event 2019

In previous years, anyone with a keen interest in watching an Apple event live would need two things: an internet connection and an Apple product. Granted, Windows 10 users could access the livestream if they had Safari installed, but Android users hoping to watch the launch unfold on their mobile would have been out of luck.

This year, however, things are slightly different. To watch Apple reveal the iPhone 11, all you need to do is visit Apple’s official YouTube channel, where the firm will be streaming the launch event live from California at 10am PDT (that’s 6pm UK time).

Watch now on YouTube

Alternatively, you can watch the livestream via the Apple website. Eagle-eyed fans will have no doubt noticed that the retail site is currently down for maintenance; one can only assume that by the time it’s back up, it will be plastered with all kinds of magical new technology.

Watch now on the Apple website

If, for whatever reason, neither of these two options appeal, you can even watch the event unfold on Twitter via Apple’s official account.

Watch now on Twitter

What to expect from the Apple event 2019

Without further ado, here’s a brief snapshot of what you might expect to see at this year’s Apple event.

1. iPhone 11

Right on cue, the iPhone 11 will take centre stage this evening at the Steve Jobs Theatre. We’re expecting three models in sizes that match the current generation of iPhones, which means a 5.8in LCD iPhone 11R plus two OLED models: a 6.1in iPhone 11 and a 6.5in iPhone 11 Max (or Pro, if you believe the rumours).

The biggest change to this year’s lineup will certainly be the rear camera. Apple is upping the number of sensors to a maximum of three, and is housing this crowded array in a square bump in the top left corner of the new handsets.

You can also expect a bigger battery, a dedicated Night Mode camera setting plus an all-new Bionic processor inside.

2. Apple Watch Series 5

The replacement to the Apple Watch Series 4 is rumoured to be making an appearance at today’s event. It will reportedly come in two sizes – 40mm and 44mm – and either a ceramic or titanium casing, depending on your tastes.

Headline features include OLED displays, advanced sleep tracking features and the ability to detect potentially harmful odours. Yup, you read that last bit right – it can tell you when you’ve farted.

3. iOS 13

No iPhone launch would be complete without a shiny new operating system to show off. iOS 13 is expected to be brimming with new features, including a new Dark Mode to give those weary eyes a rest and a more natural voice for Siri.

4. WatchOS 6

Apple’s latest WatchOS is perhaps more exciting than iOS 13, not least because it includes native support for the new 40mm and 44mm watch sizes. Also included in this software payload is a new look for several apps, plus a haptic feedback system – so the watch can chime every hour with a vibration – and Shazam support for Siri complete with instantly viewable feedback.

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