LIVE: Apple's September event, where it's expected to unveil the next iPhone, is about to kick off

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LIVE: Apple's September event, where it's expected to unveil the next iPhone, is about to kick off
  • Apple's annual September event is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET today.
  • This year's theme, according to Apple, is "California Streaming."
  • The iPhone 13 is expected to be revealed, and it may not be the only Apple product getting an update.

Apple's "California Streaming" event starts at 1 p.m. ET, and you can watch it on a variety of different devices and platforms.

Apple's "California Streaming" event starts at 1 p.m. ET, and you can watch it on a variety of different devices and platforms.
Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's Cupertino, California headquarters during a previous live presentation. Apple

Whether you want to watch the presentation on a smartphone, a tablet, a computer, or a TV, Apple has you covered. The "California Streaming" event is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET and can be streamed everywhere from Apple.com to Apple TV to YouTube.

We've got a full rundown of how to watch it, or you can watch the stream here:

Of note: The YouTube stream tends to lag slightly behind the stream on Apple's own website.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook, who usually hosts the iPhone presentation, tweeted on Tuesday morning that he's "somewhere a little different this time." That "somewhere different" appears to be Joshua Tree National Park.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, who usually hosts the iPhone presentation, tweeted on Tuesday morning that he's "somewhere a little different this time." That "somewhere different" appears to be Joshua Tree National Park.
A Joshua tree stands at Joshua Tree National Park on January 4, 2019 in Joshua Tree National Park, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images

After building the massive headquarters it calls Apple Park, it's no surprise that Apple usually holds its big iPhone presentation there: The building is stunning and has its own theater for exactly these type of events.

Though Apple's invite to the event said it would be broadcast from Apple Park, it sounds like at least part of it will take place elsewhere in California.

"Good morning from somewhere a little different this time," Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted on Tuesday morning. "We're California streaming in 3 hours! See you soon."


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What we expect from the event: The iPhone 13 in several different versions, and potential updates to Apple's Watch line.

What we expect from the event: The iPhone 13 in several different versions, and potential updates to Apple's Watch line.
Last year's iPhone, the iPhone 12. Apple

With each new year, there are some pretty standard expectations to have about a new iPhone: It's likely to have an upgraded chip powering it, and a slightly better camera than last year's models.

If history is any indication, the new iPhone models will feature the A15 Bionic chip just like last year's featured the A14 Bionic chip. What that means for actual performance or additional functionality remains to be seen, but it's likely to be touted as Apple's fastest ever mobile processor.

The biggest new feature that could come in this year's model is a critical safety feature: satellite connectivity for emergency situations.

The functionality would give iPhone users the ability to "send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage," Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported.

The longshot — that may or may not have been teased in an episode of Apple-produced streaming TV show "Ted Lasso — is that Apple is removing the "notch" at the top of the iPhone that houses the front-facing camera. On a late August episode, Apple superfans spotted what looks to be an iPhone with no notch.


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