There is an Apple Event scheduled for today and the keynote for March 2016 will be the launch event for some new products. You’ll want to follow the Apple Event live to see the iPhone SE, new iPad Pro (not the iPad Air 3)and maybe other things like new Apple Watch straps and even new MacBooks. Here’s everything you need to know when it comes to how to watch the Apple Event March 2016. See also: iPad Air 2 vs new iPad Pro.
When is the Apple special event launch keynote 2016? Date and start time
Apple has sent out invitations to its 21 March special event which starts, as usual, at 10am PDT. That means that if you want to keep up with the launch live in the UK the start time is 5pm. It will take place on the Apple campus in Cupertino.
How to watch Apple March event live blog: As is happened
How to watch the Apple special event March launch live video stream
You can tune into the new iPhone SE event live at 5pm UK time on 21 March 2016 by visiting www.apple.com/apple-events/march-2016. However, not everyone can just go and watch the live video stream freely because you need the right hardware and software.
You’ll need to be running the Safari browser on an Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod running iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with OS X 10.8.5 or later, or a Windows 10 PC running the new Edge browser. For years we wrongly assumed Apple was snubbing Windows users, but no: the reason is that Edge supports HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) which Apple uses for launch events, yet Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox do not.
Don’t worry if you don’t own any of those devices, because we’ll be hosting a live blog of the Apple Event on this very page, and promise to keep you up to date with the announcements as they happen – see above.
New iPhone SE: podcast discussion
What to expect from the Apple special event March 2016
Although you might be hoping for the iPhone 7, it’s very unlikely that this is what Apple will announce during the keynote. There are some exciting products which seem far more possible, though.
There are two products which we’re filing under ‘almost certain’ and they are the iPhone SE to start with. A new 4in screen iPhone for all those out there who don’t want a large display on a smartphone.
The second is the iPad Air 3 which has been a long time coming following the iPad Pro. In fact, the tablet is being dubbed the ‘iPad Pro mini’ because it’s rumoured to have a similar design including four speakers, the smart connector on the side and the same core specs.
New Apple Watch straps also seem likely (the “let us loop you in” hint in the invite suggests it) with new colours and versions of existing ones plus a possible new line. An Apple Watch 2 is not really on the cards.
Last but not least are new MacBooks and although it’s unlikely to happen we’re sure that we’re not the only ones crossing our fingers for a Retina MacBook Air.