How to watch the Apple event today: UK start time for iPhone 15 announcement and where to watch a live stream

Apple is holding its next major launch event on Tuesday 12 September, where it is expected to unveil the brand new iPhone 15.

Although the tech giant has remained characteristically tight-lipped ahead of the “Wanderlust” event, the release of its new phone in September has become something of a tradition.

As always, however, rumours are abound on what features the handset will arrive with, from a radical charging change to an enhanced camera.

Apple is also expected to announce the Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra second generation, alongside wath OS 10.

There are further rumours of the Vision Pro, the mixed-reality headset Apple announced in June, and the possibility of a brand new set of AirPods.

How to watch the Apple event today

You can watch a live stream of the event on Apple’s YouTube channel, the Apple website or on the Apple TV app.

The Apple launch event will be on Tuesday 12 September starting at 10am PT (6pm BST) from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. It usually lasts around an hour.

iPhone 14 models are displayed at an Apple store in Beijing (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

When will the iPhone 15 come out?

Apple almost always releases new iPhones for sale on Fridays.

Based off previous patterns, that means we can be fairly confident that the iPhone 15 will be available for pre-order from Friday 15 September.

Following past trends again, this would mean that you should be able to buy it online and in-store from Friday 22 September.

What features can you expect from the iPhone 15?

Apple is once again set to release four handsets: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

One of the biggest expected changes is to the charging port. This is something we’ve known was coming, due to new EU laws around standardisation coming into effect in December 2024 designed to cut down on electronic waste.

Apple’s lightning port is set to be replaced with a regular USB-C, bringing the iPhone in line with other smartphones.

Regarding the display, the “dynamic island” bezel currently reserved for its larger models is expected to replace the notch on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

Design rarely changes too much from one iPhone to another, but MacRumors reports that Pro models will see an upgrade to titanium frames, slimmer bezels, and some minor design changes with more curved device edges, while the Ultra will get periscope lens technology for enhanced camera zoom.

It also suggests that Apple plans to use Qualcomm modem chips for the new devices as its own modem chips that are in development aren’t quite ready.

As for the colours, dark pink and light blue are rumoured this time around, along with the standard standard black, white, and PRODUCT(RED) options.

Despite rumours suggesting Apple may bring touch ID back to its iPhones, leaks appear to show iPhone 15 will continue to use face ID instead.

While the price is unknown, rumours are circulating that it will be similar to the iPhone 14 at launch.