How to watch iPhone 7 reveal on Apple, Windows or Android

Apple's Sept. 7 live stream promises to go long, as company unveils new smartphone and more

How to watch iPhone 7 announcement on Apple, Windows or Android devices

Tim Cook surrounded by student developers at Apple's WWDC16 in San Francisco on June 13, 2016.

Credit: Apple

If you've got 2 hours to spare on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1PM EST, here's how to catch the live stream of the Tim Cook & Co., show revealing what's expected to be the iPhone 7, possibly a new Apple Watch and the latest on iOS 10. That is, if you haven't been invited to attend the event in person at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Apple makes it easiest to watch its antics and revelations online if you're using an Apple device, whether it be an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac, though Apple also acknowledges the existence of Windows 10 users:

Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation).

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Users of older Windows versions and Android get spared left out, though as has been documented in the past by NW blogger Steven Max Patterson, "you can download VideoLan’s VLC player for Android from the Play Store or VLC for Windows from VideoLan’s website" and open the media tab to scale Apple's walled garden. Various Mac and Android watchers have recommended this free and open source offering as well.

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