How to watch Apple’s 2019 iPhone event

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Here are all the ways you can watch Apple's 2019 iPhone 11 event on Tuesday.
Here are all the ways you can watch the iPhone 11 event on Tuesday.
Photo illustration: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

During today’s big iPhone 11 event, Apple will show us its latest hardware and more. And, as always, you can watch the show live. We’re expecting to learn all about the new iPhone 11, or iPhone Pro, or whatever it’ll be called. Also expected is an update on the incredible new iOS 13, and perhaps another peek at — or evan a launch date for — the new Mac Pro.

Whether you’re watching on your Mac, your iPhone or iPad, or your Apple TV, we’ll show you how to tune in. You can even show up at an Apple store and watch it on the big screen!

Note: Cult of Mac will not be live-blogging the action — instead, you can follow along on Twitter, or join us in our IRC chat room for a watch party.

How to watch Apple’s live stream of the iPhone 11 event

The fun begins at 10 a.m. PST (1 p.m. EST/5 p.m. GMT), and you can easily set a reminder (see below) so you don’t miss a second.

Cult of Mac will be posting on the news as it happens. We’ll also be going in-depth on all the new stuff right away.

Join the Cult of Mac watch party

Head over to the watch party post for details on how to join.

Just like we did with the 2019 WWDC keynote, we’re throwing an iPhone event watch party. You can chat along with Cult of Mac writers in our Kiwi IRC channel as the event unfolds. Just assign yourself a nickname, click Start, and it’s on! (Note: The embed is below, but we also put it in our watch party post.)

Watch the iPhone 11 keynote in an Apple store

If your local Apple store has a video wall, you can head down there at “show time” and watch the action on the big screen. It’ll be like watching a sports event, only you’ll be surrounded by nerds and hipsters instead of jocks.

Stream the 2019 Apple event on Mac, iPhone and iPad

To watch the “By innovation only” media event live on your computer, just visit Apple’s Special Event page at the appointed time. You’ll be able to stream the show right there in the Safari browser. And if you visit it now, you can click the link to add a reminder to your calendar.

For the first time, watch live on YouTube

New this year is a live YouTube stream. Just head to Apple’s YouTube page for the event, and watch. If you’re signed in to YouTube, you can have it send you a reminder.

Yes, you can watch the Apple event on a Windows PC

You also should be able to watch the same keynote stream as on the Mac, using Edge, Chrome or Firefox. (Or on YouTube, of course.)

Watch the iPhone 11 event on an Apple TV

To watch the big event on your own big screen, you’ll need to install the Apple Event app for tvOS. If you’re a regular with Apple Events, then you probably have it already. If not, install it now, and leave time for essentials, like making chilling/heating beverages.

Augmented reality

Just kidding. There’s no AR version … yet. Maybe in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be able to project Tim Cook and Co. onto your actual desktop and watch them go about their business, in miniature. Perhaps Phil Schiller could even jump from the top of your flower vase, and land safely on your mouse mat.

Get a Twitter reminder

If you want an extra reminder, Twitter can give you one. Just “like” this tweet from Apple, and you will “get updates from Apple.” That means you’ll get a Twitter reminder when the show is about to begin.

Catch up afterward

If you miss the event and want to catch up on it later, you can head to the same Apple Special Event page, and see all the recent events, ready to be streamed. Soon after the event concludes, Apple should add today’s iPhone 11 event to the archive list. And you can read all Cult of Mac’s excellent post-show coverage, which should keep us going all week — at least.

See you there!