How to watch Apple's Oct. 27 'Hello Again' Mac event

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in General Discussion edited October 2016
On Thursday, Oct. 27, Apple will host its second press event of the fall, where it's expected to showcase new MacBook models including an overhauled MacBook Pro with an OLED touchbar, USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, and possibly more. As usual, there will be several ways to watch.




For most people the best option will probably be the events page on Apple's website, which should go live shortly before the event starts at 10 a.m. Pacific time (1 p.m. Eastern). Because of the unique HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) technology Apple relies on, viewing the stream will require Safari for Mac or iOS, or Microsoft's Edge browser for Windows 10.

Mac owners must be running Safari 6.0.5 or later, while people with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch must have at least iOS 7.

The one remaining (official) option involves the Events app on an Apple TV. This will work on fourth-, third-, and even second-generation models, despite Apple otherwise winding down support for pre-tvOS devices.

Unauthorized streams could potentially show up on sites like YouTube, but these risk being pulled down, and would be relying on the same feed anyway.

In any case AppleInsider will be live from Apple's Cupertino headquarters, providing play-by-play coverage for people who can't tune in.

Apart from a new MacBook Pro, Apple should also reveal a new 13-inch MacBook or MacBook Air. The former would represent a new size and/or specifications, while the latter would simply bring the Air up to par with its siblings, for instance by adding USB-C.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 2
    I kinda like watching the coverage on TWIT.tv with Leo Laporte and guests to get the unapologetic snark and first impressions, then I go back later to rewatch the Apple video by itself with no commentary.
    edited October 2016
  • Reply 2 of 2
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,557member
    Why Apple take the store down completely in advance of these events continues to be a mystery to me.

    I want to check out iPhone 7 options, but no, can't do that because there's a Mac event 24 hours away.
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