Apple Will Live Stream the ‘Gather Round’ Event on Twitter on September 12

Watch Apple's 2018 iPhone Event Live

After it officially announced its “Gather Round” event, which will more than likely reveal the iPhone XS, the iPhone XS Max, and the 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display, the company also confirmed it would be live streaming the event as usual.

And while that typically means watching the event on a supported hardware device, like Apple’s own products, or through the dedicated iOS app, this year it means an even broader platform availability. Apple’s own Twitter account recently confirmed that it will be live streaming the latest event on September 12 beginning at 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EDT. Twitter users can also like the tweet itself to get updated by the official Apple Twitter account to get updates during the course of the event day.

This marks the first time that Apple has hosted and live streamed an event on Twitter. The official Twitter account has published photos of the event and new products in the past, but this means that folks can actually log in to Twitter and watch the event as it unfolds live, rather than relying on picture or video uploads after the fact.

As it stands, Apple supports Firefox, Chrome, and Edge browsers to watch its events. This year marks the inclusion of Twitter as well.

Our Take

Apple making it easier to watch its events is a good thing across the board. And this year sounds like it’s going to be quite the year to start streaming on Twitter, with all the new products the company is expected to announce tomorrow.

[via MacRumors; @Apple]