To mark the iPhone’s 10th anniversary, on Tuesday Apple is expected to announce not only its usual upgrade to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in the 7s and 7s Plus, but an all-new iPhone with a full-screen OLED display and numerous other enhancements.
In this article we’ll explain how, where and when you can watch the live iPhone 8 launch, a summary of what you can expect from the new phone, and present our live blog with real-time coverage from the event.
When is the iPhone 8 launch?
The iPhone 8 will be unveiled in a special Apple event on 12 September 2017.
What time is the iPhone 8 launch?
If you’re in the UK you’ll need to tune in at 6pm. The event usually lasts around two hours.
US readers will need to tune in at 10am PDT.
Where is the iPhone 8 event being held?
The Apple event will take place over at the Steve Jobs Theater, a conference room in the brand-new Apple Park. This is an extravagant, multi-billion-dollar campus headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Where can I watch the iPhone 8 launch live stream?
Apple does not allow sites such as Tech Advisor to embed its live stream, but you can view the event over on Apple’s site.
What hardware do I need to watch the iPhone 8 live stream?
Unfortunately, Apple’s live stream is available only if you’re running certain hardware.
For Apple users that means running an up-to-date version of Safari on an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 9.0 or later, or a Mac with macOS 10.11 El Capitan or later.
Alternatively, you can view the stream via a fourth-gen AppleTV, or second- and third-gen AppleTVs with TVOS 6.2 or later.
For Windows users you will need to be running Microsoft Edge in Windows 10.
If you do not own any hardware that meets these requirements, we are also hosting a live blog from the event, which is shown below.
If you cannot see our live blog this is likely because you are viewing a version of the page optimised for mobile. You can click here to view the full desktop site.
Key rumours about the iPhone 8
You can read pages and pages of rumours about the iPhone 8 on the web (including our own iPhone 8 rumour round-up), but we’ve summarised the key takeaways right here to save you time:
- iOS 11 operating system
- 5.8in OLED edge-to-edge screen
- 3D front camera with facial recognition instead of Touch ID
- Dual-camera at the rear
- New features designed for augmented reality
- Virtual, onscreen home button
- Apple A11 processor
- 64-, 256- or 512GB storage
- 3GB RAM
- Latest Intel LTE modem
- Three possible colours: black, silver and a new ‘Blush Gold’
- Optional wireless charger available after launch