Apple’s latest unveilings are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start preparing to follow along live.
The company is expected to show off a new four-inch iPhone, a new iPad, new Apple Watch bands and there may have a few additional surprises in the works.
All of the updates are set to kick off at 10 a.m. PT when CEO Tim Cook will take the stage. For those not able to follow along live from Cupertino, Apple will be live streaming the event on its website so you don’t have to miss a second.
As usual, Apple limits its live video feed to those running Safari on an iOS device (iOS 7 and later), Mac OS X (10.8.5 with Safari 6.0.5 or newer) or those with a second or third generation Apple TV with 6.2 or later. Windows 10 users can also watch on Microsoft’s Edge browser.
if you don’t have a supported browser or device, you’re not totally out of luck. There are a few different ways to get around Apple’s restrictions. One popular tactic is to change the required settings in your browser in order to fool Apple’s live stream into thinking you’re using a supported browser.
The simplest way to do this is to use an extension or add-on that changes your browser’s user agent settings. The User-Agent Switcher extension for Chrome and User Agent Switcher for Firefox allow you to easily “switch” your settings to Safari, which will enable you to access the live stream.
You can also change your user agent settings manually, though it’s a bit more complicated. See steps for changing your settings manually here.
If all else fails, you can also watch the event using the free VLC media player, which is available for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. Once you’ve downloaded the software, select “Open Media,” open the Network tab, and enter the URL for the live stream (you will need to wait for the event to start before you can grab the exact URL.)
Whatever setup you choose, keep in mind that Apple’s live streams have had technical issues in the past, so it’s a good idea to get situated at least a few minutes early so you don’t miss a beat. Mashable will also be reporting live from the ground in Cupertino, so be sure to follow our live coverage from the event here.
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