How to watch Apple iPhone 8 launch live stream on iOS, MacOS, Apple TV and Microsoft Windows

Robin Sinha

Microsoft Windows 10 users with Microsoft Edge browsers will also be able to view the live stream.

| Gadgets Now | Sep 12, 2017, 08.00AM IST

If reports are anything to go by we are less than two weeks away from the launch of next iPhone. Dubbed to be … Read More

NEW DELHI: Earlier this month, Apple sent out invitations for its special event to be held on September 12. The Cupertino-based tech firm is likely to launch its much talked-about smartphones at the event. The handset that will be seeing the light of the day at the event are tipped as the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. The firm has scheduled the event for September 12 at 10:00 am (10.30PM in India). The event will take place at Steve Jobs Theatre located in Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

If you are not attending the event in person, then you can livestream it. The launch event will be streamed on iOS and macOS devices. Microsoft Windows 10 users with Microsoft Edge browsers will also be able to view the live stream. Unfortunately, there is no other legit way of streaming the event directly from Apple on Android and those with older versions than Windows 10.

Apple iPhone 8 expected to launch on September 12: Likely price, features and all you need to know

Apple iPhone 8 expected to launch on September 12: Likely price, features and all you need to know

If reports are anything to go by we are less than two weeks away from the launch of next iPhone. Dubbed to be called iPhone 8, a recent report in Wall Street Journal claims that Apple will launch the smartphone on September 12. Apple iPhone 8 will be the company’s tenth anniversary iPhone and so the company is said to be planning big for the phone. The speculations about the likely features and specifications of the upcoming smartphone has kept the tech grapevine churning for months now. Few reports have also talked about its likely price. Based on these and some other recent reports, here is everything we know about the Apple iPhone 8.

Launch and availability: Likely to be unveiled on September 12, sales to start on 22nd

Although there is no official confirmation from Apple, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that iPhone 8 will be unveiled on September 12. Some previous reports too had claimed that the smartphone will go on sale on September 22. The dates mentioned here go in line with Apple’s past record wherein it launches the handset on Tuesday or Wednesday and makes it available on a Friday.

Price: Likely to be priced around $999

Apple iPhone 8 is expected to be the most expensive smartphone by Apple. Since the handset will include more number of features than the iPhone 7S Plus and the iPhone 7S it is being said to cost around $999. And looking at the past records, the iPhone has always been one of the costliest in India, so expect it to cost more in the country after taxes.

To sport facial-recognition

Apple iPhone 8 is said to sport Touch ID paired with facial recognition. According to a report in Korea Herald, the speed of the facial-recognition system used in the device will be measured in ‘millionths of a second.’

May come in three storage variants: 64GB, 128GB and 512GB

As per a report in Chinese website GeekBar, the upcoming iPhone will come in three storage capacities 64GB, 128GB and 512GB.

To feature an bezel-less OLED display

Apple iPhone 8 is rumoured to come with edge-to-edge OLED screen. Recently, a picture was posted by Benjamin Geskin on Twitter that was claimed to be from the screen assembly for the device. It too showed an edge-to-edge display.

Dual-rear cameras

Although Apple has revealed nothing about the dual-rear camera setup, its inclusion is highly likely. This is as the technolgy already made its debut in Apple iPhone 7 Plus last year. Apple is also said to be betting big on augmented reality (AR) technology. AR apps too can make good use of dual-rear camera set-up.

Wireless charging

Yes, iPhone 8 will feature wireless charging. This has reportedly been revealed by Robert Hwang, CEO of Taiwan-based iPhone assembler Wistron. “Assembly process for the previous generations of (iPhones) have not changed much, though new features like waterproof and wireless charging now require some different testing, and waterproof function will alter the assembly process a bit,” Hwang reportedly told reporters during a shareholders’ meeting. Wistron is said to have recently started assembling iPhone SE units at its plant in Karnataka, India.

Water resistant, glass back panel

Besides confirming the wireless charging feature, Wistron CEO also revealed that the upcoming smartphones will have water-resistant design. Since the smartphone will come with wireless charging, analysts believe that it is likely to sport a glass or a plastic back panel for hinder-free connection.

For iOS users

Apple will be live streaming the iPhone 8 launch event using its HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. The technology requires Safari v9.0 and later on iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).

For MacOS users

Those who are using Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or the iMac devices, would require the Safari version 10.11 or later to run the live stream.


For Windows users



Microsoft too will be live streaming the iPhone 8 from its Microsoft Edge browser. The browser is available for those who are using Windows 10 OS version on their PCs.

For Apple TV users

Those who are using even bigger displays to view the Apple iPhone 8 live stream will require Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

Besides the Apple iPhone smartphones, the company is also expected to launch the upgraded 4K Apple TV and the Apple Watch 3.

Apple iPhone 8 specifications

Summary
performanceQuad core
display5.0″ (12.7 cm)
storage32 GB
camera12 MP
battery2350 mAh
ram4 GB
special features
fingerprint sensor positionFront
other sensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope
fingerprint sensorYes
general
quick chargingYes
operating systemiOS v10
sim slotsSingle SIM, GSM
modeliPhone 8
launch dateMarch 21, 2018 (Unofficial)
brandApple
sim sizeSIM1: Nano
network4G: Available (supports Indian bands) 3G: Available, 2G: Available
fingerprint sensorYes
multimedia
fm radioNo
audio jack3.5 mm
performance
chipsetApple A11
processorQuad core, 2.5 GHz
architecture64 bit
ram4 GB
design
build materialCase: MetalBack: Metal
waterproofYes Water resistant
display
display typeOLED
pixel density441 ppi
screen size5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
screen resolutionFull HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
touch screenYes Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
storage
internal memory32 GB
expandable memoryYes Up to 256 GB
camera
settingsExposure compensation, ISO control
apertureF2.2
camera features10 x Digital Zoom, 2 x Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording, Touch to focus
image resolution4608 x 2592 Pixels
sensorBack-illuminated sensor (BSI)
autofocusYes
shooting modesContinuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Burst mode
resolution7 MP Front Camera
optical image stabilisationYes
flashYes Retina Flash
video recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
battery
user replaceableNo
quick chargingYes
wireless chargingYes
typeLi-ion
capacity2350 mAh
network connectivity
wifiYes Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
wifi featuresMobile Hotspot
bluetoothYes v4.2
volteYes
usb connectivityUSB 2.0
nfcYes
network support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
gpsYes with A-GPS, Glonass
sim 14G Bands:TD-LTE 2300(band 40) FD-LTE 1800(band 3)3G Bands: UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz 4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s ? 450 Mbit/s ? (LTE category 9)3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s ?, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s ?GPRS:Available EDGE:Available
sim sizeSIM1: Nano

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