Watch the event that took place on 30 October on Apple’s events page
Apple has sent out invites for an event on 30 October 2018, at which the company is expected to reveal
new iPad Pro tablets, a
new Apple Pencil and a new 13in
MacBook Air, possibly alongside updates to the
Mac mini and
iMac. The invite has the caption “There’s more in the making” and there are many versions with different artistic designs, hinting at a creative-focused event.
If you haven’t been invited to attend the event in person, fear not: Apple will be live-streaming the keynote so you can watch the unveiling of the new Apple products from the comfort of your own home. In this article, we explain how to watch the launch event on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac and PC.
For more information on what might be revealed during the event, take a look at
what we expect Apple to announce.
You’ll be able to watch the announcements as they happen on 30 October via Apple’s livestream, links and details below.
In this article we’ll outline the options for Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, as well as the hardware and software requirements to watch the stream.
Don’t worry too much if you miss the event, as it’ll be available to watch whenever you want from the Apple TV’s Apple Events app, or from Apple’s own
Events page on its website, and of course we’ll have all the news from the event on Macworld.co.uk.
What time will Apple’s October 2018 event start?
The Special Event keynote at which Apple will unveil its new products will start at 10am in New York, or 2pm for those watching in the UK, 3pm in Central Europe, and 7am in San Francisco.
Often the keynote livestream itself doesn’t start until a few minutes after the commencement time – and don’t worry if you’re a few minutes late, as your video feed will start from the beginning. It is likely to last somewhere between two and two and a half hours based on our knowledge of previous events.
How to watch the October 2018 launch on Mac or PC
You need to be running Safari on OS X v10.11 (El Capitan) or later to watch the livestream on Mac. PC users will need Windows 7, 8 or 10 and Microsoft Edge.
To watch, simply head to the
Apple Events page on the Apple website.
How to watch the October 2018 launch on iPhone or iPad
Apple says its keynote videos are best experienced on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later (although it will play on iOS 9 too).
You can watch or rewatch the keynote at the same link as above:
How to watch the October 2018 launch on Apple TV
For Apple TV users, the process is slightly different.
Instead of heading to a dedicated website, users should access the Apple Events app
from this link shortly before the event. Once opened, users should be welcomed with the option to livestream Apple’s September event – if not, give it a little while and check back later.
Apple Events requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later, or an Apple TV (4th generation or later).
Apple TV users will be able to rewatch the keynote (as long as they have a 2nd-generation or later model running the latest Apple TV software or tvOS) via the Apple Events app.