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Where to watch Apple’s iPhone 13 event in Australia

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Apple will unveil new iPhones – and maybe a few surprise products next week in a virtual event.

September is a terribly traditional month for new iPhone launches, if one excludes 2020 and its pandemic woes. That certainly seems to be the case for next week's freshly announced "California Streaming" Apple Event, set to take place from the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino.

No, you can't have a ticket to attend in person, because it's a fully virtual event, streamed over the internet. Here's how you can catch all the action from the launch live.

When is the iPhone 13 launch taking place?

In US terms, the event will begin streaming at 10am PDT on Tuesday 14 September 2021.

However, because of that pesky international dateline and timezones, in Australia that will translate to the very early hours of the morning of Wednesday 15 September for any Apple fans dead keen on getting the official word from Apple as to what's being released.

Here's how the timing rolls out across Australian time zones:

Australian iPhone 13 Launch Time ZonesTime
Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart)3am
Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, Darwin, Broken Hill)2:30am
Australian Western Standard Time (Perth)1am

If you're an Apple fan on Norfolk Island you get a slight sleep in until 4am, whereas folks on Christmas Island get a midnight launch window, just to be complete.

How can I watch the iPhone 13 launch event?

Apple will provide a number of ways for you to catch every minute of its launch event, depending on your hardware at hand.

You can watch it right here via YouTube for a start:

It will also play out via Apple's web sites across the world, including its Australian web site as well as via the Apple Events channel on Apple TV.

What will Apple launch at its California Dreaming event?

New iPhones are expected, and we've written up what's known so far about the iPhone 13.

The iPhones will be the star of the show, but it's also heavily rumoured that we'll get a first glimpse at the Apple Watch Series 7, and possibly also the third generation AirPods at the show. Less likely – currently suggested to have their own events – are Apple MacBook upgrades, although it's expected we'll see an M1 style MacBook Pro 16 inch at some point in 2021.

There's no way I'm getting up in the middle of the night for an iPhone launch!

Luckily, we're here for you. The dedicated team at Finder will be dosing up on coffee and taking down every detail, gathering up local relevant info and delivering it directly to you on the morning of 15 September. Watch this space.

iPhone 13 deals

You can't buy an iPhone 13 yet, so there are no deals, although we'd expect a wide array of carrier offers as soon as the iPhone 13 lands. You can, however, score deals on the current iPhone 12 lineup, and indeed for some earlier iPhone models as well.

Apple iPhone 12 5G 64GB (Red) - $1,095 at Amazon
Apple iPhone 12 5G 64GB (Red) - $1,095 at Amazon

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro 256GB (Graphite) - $1,629 at Amazon
Apple iPhone 12 Pro 256GB (Graphite) - $1,629 at Amazon

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Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Black) - $505 at Amazon
Apple iPhone XR 64GB (Black) - $505 at Amazon

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