iPhone 7 Launch Event: Date, Time And How To Watch In Australia

iPhone 7 Launch Event: Date, Time And How To Watch In Australia

Apple has set the date for its major product announcement event and the elusive iPhone 7 will most likely be revealed on the day. For Australians that want to be in on the action, here’s how you can watch the keynote in the comfort of your own home.

This year’s Apple keynote will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 10am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) in San Francisco. That’s Thursday, September 8, 3am when converted to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). Here are the date and times for each Australian capital city:

  • Sydney, NSW: Thursday, September 8, 3:00am
  • Melbourne, VIC: Thursday, September 8, 3:00am
  • Canberra, ACT: Thursday, September 8, 3:00am
  • Brisbane, QLD: Thursday, September 8, 3:00am
  • Adelaide, SA: Thursday, September 8, 2.30am
  • Darwin, NT: Thursday, September 8, 2.30am
  • Perth, WA: Thursday, September 8, 1:00am
  • Hobart, TAS: Thursday, September 8, 3:00am

Apple has made it easy for people to tune in on the event through a livestream. Here’s a list of Apple devices supported and the minimum specification requirements to run the livestream:

  • iPhone, iPad or iPod: iOS 7.0 or higher with the Apple Safari web browser
  • Macs: OS X v10.8.5 with Apple Safari web browser 6.0.5 or higher
  • Apple TV: Needs to be either 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation with software 6.3 or higher.

The Apple livestream website can be found here.

If you don’t have any of those Apple devices, don’t panic. You can still access the livestream through the Microsoft Edge browser on a PC running Windows 10. If you’re running an older version of Windows or if you don’t want to use the Edge browser, there is a way to watch the livestream through VLC media player.

Just launch VLC, click on Media and select Open Network Stream (the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl + N) and paste in the livestream URL, which will only be available once the show starts on the day, into the network URL field.

Lifehacker Australia will be providing extensive coverage on the Apple event on the Thursday. Stay tuned!


  • I once got up and watched these press conferences …. that’s when they were really innovative and exciting …. today, not so much, everything is either predicable or leaked in advance.

  • People get up at 3am for these? Why? Just watch the summary video in the morning and come here for the text wrap-up.

  • It’s a wonder Apple don’t charge for the privilege… maybe that’s an upcoming “enhancement”. Surely there would be millions who would pay for it.

  • Yeah, back when smartphone tech was new. Name any real big innovation in the smartphone market in the last few years.

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