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iPhone 6S announcement: start time, live blog, and streaming for Apple’s event

iPhone 6S announcement: start time, live blog, and streaming for Apple’s event

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Today's Apple event caters to the inner Polly Pocket and Mighty Max fans in all of us. Expect Apple to aim the shrink ray at its core products — iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch. The smaller devices will be a course correction of sort from the bigger, better mentality of years past, providing customers who prefer their phones to be pocketable and tablets to fit in a go-bag.

The new iPhone SE, a number of analysts predict, will measure a handy 4-inches. The design will mix the iPhone 6 and 6S guts with the body of an iPhone 5. iPhone SE will likely have the key newer iPhone features, like the Touch ID fingerprint and improved camera of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6, though don't count on the inclusion of 3D Touch.

Patient folks who have waited for the refined updates to Apple's latest hardware are likely to be rewarded. Refined updates of the iPhone, Apple TV, and iPad, each with a bit more power and a handful of novel features, have been rumored to make an appearance.

Read next: The iPhone 6s review.

We should learn about the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. They're likely to look the same as their predecessors, but with faster processors, an improved camera, and Force Touch, the haptic feedback already part of newer MacBook trackpads and the Apple Watch.

We're hesitant to say anything, but this will probably be the year Apple updates the Apple TV. The Apple TV has been rumored for previous Apple events, only to be a no-show, but all signs point to the new Apple TV, now with a Siri integrated remote, showing up on stage. The rumored price tag is somewhere between $149 and $199, a significant bump above the $69 asking price for the current model. Perhaps Apple will show the long-rumored Apple TV video game controller.


Predictions are hazier the deeper we look into the crystal ball. The rumored iPad Pro — possibly larger, more powerful, and stylus-friendly than those currently available — could steal the spotlight. We have to imagine Apple will have something to say about Apple Music, which has been taking a critical thumping in recent weeks. Maybe it's time for new watch bands? And what about a video streaming service? Would Apple launch hardware without a flashy subscription service to justify the investment? We'll have answers soon!

How to watch

Starting time: San Francisco: 10:00AM / New York: 1:00PM / London: 5:00PM / Berlin 6:00PM / Moscow: 8:00PM / Beijing: 1:00AM (March 22nd) / Tokyo: 2:00AM (March 22nd) / Sydney 4:00AM (March 22nd).

Live blog: Tune into The Verge's live blog for up-to-the-second updates, commentary, and pictures directly from the venue.

Live streaming: Apple's live stream is available via a dedicated channel on the Apple TV set-top box or the Safari browser on OS X (10.8.5 and above) and iOS devices (iOS 7 and above). Windows 10 users can watch in the Microsoft Edge browser.

Live tweeting: Follow @Verge on Twitter for the latest headlines and specs as they emerge.

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