Apple invite (September 9 event, 20140909)

Apple’s iPhone event is now less than a day away, and anticipation couldn’t be higher. Two redesigned iPhones with larger displays and NFC, a new mobile payment service, and the iWatch, Apple’s first major product unveiling since the iPad, are just a few things on the menu.

Apple has said that it will be streaming the festivities to its website and various iOS devices, but for those who won’t be able to watch the keynote live, iDB has you covered. We will be here all day, providing coverage of all announcements made before, during and after the event.

Expect to see the website updated frequently throughout the day tomorrow, as we attempt to deliver the news as quickly and as accurately as possible. We will be covering Apple’s keynote live, and will be providing commentary on all major announcements and subsequent reports.


So what time does it all go down tomorrow? The event itself is slated to begin at 10 a.m. PST (Pacific Standard Time). That’s 11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, 12 p.m. Central Time, and 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. And for all our overseas readers, look for the event to begin at:

  • London – 6:00 p.m.
  • Paris – 7:00 p.m.
  • Berlin – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tokyo – 2:00 a.m. (Wednesday)
  • Sydney – 3:00 a.m. (Wednesday)
  • Auckland – 6:00 a.m. (Wednesday)


The event is being held at De Anza College’s Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. It says something that the building seats around 2,400 people—several times the amount of typical venues—and Apple has even erected a mysterious 2-story structure adjacent to it.

Apple says you’ll be able to watch the event live via its website using Safari on OS X and iOS, and we’ll likely see the usual ‘Apple Events’ channel pop up on the Apple TV in the morning. For folks who can’t watch it live, keynotes are typically uploaded to YouTube by the end of the day.


As aforementioned, the consensus is that we’re going to see two new iPhones tomorrow: a 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch model, as well as an all-new mobile payment service, and the long-awaited iWatch. For a complete rundown of what we expect to see at the event, checkout our roundup here.

Some folks have speculated that this is going to be Apple’s biggest keynote since the original iPhone, and looking at all of the evidence—the larger venue, the website countdown timer, etc.—it’s hard to disagree. Make sure you tune into iDB tomorrow, this is one event you don’t want to miss.

  • avd98

    My body and soul is ready…. My wallet not :
    PS: Please put the time for São Paulo

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      2 PM

      • avd98

        Thanks bro

    • Your wallet and mine has until the 19th to be ready!!

      • avd98

        I want the 5.5 inch, Space Grey, 128GB. I’ll have to sell my soul to buy this phone, lol

      • Lol so do I.. I may have to get an arm and a leg ready to amputate. Or organs ready to sell haha

      • Brian May

        And China, where the iPhone is made, will be very willing to accommodate that. See? Life comes full circle

      • sNick

        If the screen is bigger you probably need two hands to handle the device. so just amputate your two legs. 😛

      • Darn you right.

      • Waleed

        If this was possible to use iPhone without soul i would buy this very soon 🙁

      • Rave Farid

        Satan will give you a good price for it and a wealthy life but your best choice is to sell it to god he will give you the paradise for eternity imagine that with an iphone every years free of charge 😉

      • InfinitePlusOne

        I get paid Friday

    • Cako Reis

      2 pm

    • DevXav

      LOL, I knew you were Brazilian (I am as well)..
      Several grammatical mistakes there, my friend..

      • avd98

        Omg who cares, are u a teacher or something? I did not even seen the grammatical mistakes. Nobody’s perfect, you know…

    • I am ready since printed this Bingo


  • Mr.Coolfreak

    Why doesn’t Apple let windows users watch the keynote, I can only see this hurting them instead of helping them.

    • Omar Abbasi

      You have other websites to live stream the Keynote. And if you you can download Safari on you Windows PC and watch it from there.

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        Nah that doesn’t work. Btw wat other site are you talking about?

      • Edvard Rølvaag

        Some people are streaming the keynote with commentary live at Ustream 😉 or you can just update here at iDB or maybe The Verge or something

      • Leon

        Who doesn’t own or know someone that owns an iPad or iPhone these days? Do you live under a rock man?

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        I have iphone, but I don’t wanna watch on a small screen

      • Waleed

        Then you should sell your iPhone !
        Screen size doesn’t matter, true streaming is true ! Enjoy it

    • avd98

      You can watch it on their website, or in Apple TV. When the time comes, just go to the website page that is currently giving us the countdown

      • Mr.Coolfreak

        No unless you are on Mac or ios device you won’t be able to watch it from apple site

      • avd98

        In the worst cenario, you can follow the event through Livestreams on YouTube. There’s a lot of youtubers making it.

      • Sharon Haralson Rampley

        It won’t work on Windows for the live streaming. The website with the countdown says ”
        Live streaming video requires Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.”

      • avd98

        For real? Well that’s ridiculous… Thank god i have an Apple TV

      • Shakur Ali

        6pm London

    • AppleFanboy

      You can watch the keynote just not live

    • benny001


    • Hussain Alsanona

      To force them to buy Apple base devices

    • Bob

      Because you’re not apart of the cool club unfortunately 😛

  • Brian 

    I’m going to hibernate until tomorrow, I can’t take this anxiety.

  • Arturo Loem

    12pm in Mexico, Guadalajara…

  • Maxim∑

    Tomorrow should be a national holiday (payed of course)

    • MaxCox

      You’re such a loser. A national holiday for a new phone announcement? Apple fanboys at their finest right here.

      • Maxim∑

        its called a joke. I assume your just trolling, get off iDB if you dislike pro Apple comments idiot

      • GuyWithTheThings

        Nope, sorry to say he’s not trolling. Blinded by jealousy I’d say.

      • MaxCox

        First off, you do realise the difference in telling a joke by speaking and telling a joke via text, right? One is easier to get than the other. Secondly, “pro Apple comments” is fine, but saying stupid things like what you said is why people make fun of Apple users. Chill out, it’s just a phone and next year another iPhone will be announced.

      • Damn relax homie

      • N&LH

        First of all Maxim did not say “stupid things”. It is definitely a joke . Only haters and people who always want to criticize will thing it is not a joke. Have you ever heard there is a national day for a new phone ??. If yes please give me an evidence ???

      • AppleFanboy

        Chill out, it’s just a joke 😀

  • Merman123

    I am ready. Grab your diaper Samsung.

    • Stefano

      and Switzerland of course. LOL

    • Jonathan

      omg lol… xDD

  • using namespace std

    I’m ready for the event, but I won’t be buying anything. I have a Nexus 5 and an iPad Air. I don’t need a bigger iPhone, it’ll still be smaller than the Nexus 5. And I don’t need a phablet, I have an iPad. I don’t need a watch, because I have my phone in my pocket.

    • iRaj

      I did not want tablet until apple launched iPad.
      I do not need a watch until apple launches iWatch.

  • Damon2nomaD

    Il be at work is there any way to hear the event ? Or see it from my phone live?

    • using namespace std

      Someone obviously hasn’t read the article haha. You can stream it from your phone through Apple’s website.

  • Chocolope Jailbreakush

    All that matters is that DESTINY is coming out tomorrow… Let me know when iOS 8 is finally ready for a public release..saw that 8.0.1 is already ready due to bugs or when Pangu or whoever makes that Jailbreak.

    • Brian 

      That’s not “all that matters”, in fact the news will be plastered with nothing but iPhone 6 tomorrow. Not some dumb little video game.

      • Chocolope Jailbreakush

        But you do know what I’m talking about so I stand corrected.

      • Brian 

        I sure do, if it wasn’t for Bungie annoyingly emailing me all the damn time about it I wouldn’t have a single clue though. So I stand corrected, tomorrow and for a couple weeks it will be all about the iPhone. Not some game.

      • Chocolope Jailbreakush

        Ha all Im saying is that you know. Just like how everyone on here know what Halo is.

      • SkyFall

        Well gaming community will talk about Destiny, tech community, media, everyone else will talk about iPhone 6 (even Samsung will be watching the event, planning to see whats new and whats hasn’t be done by themselves).

      • Brian 

        Haha, Samsung has their copying clipboards ready to go

      • Dan

        to each his own, to some people, iPhone is just some dumb little cell phone

    • SkyFall

      Destiny came out today. There are already people who are level 5, 10, 15, 20 there was even a guy at level 26.

      • Chocolope Jailbreakush

        Yeah I don’t have that Activision hook up/I don’t play burned games. So I’m waiting until tomorrow afternoon gave up on doing the midnight events long time ago.

      • SkyFall

        Oh well, until you reach level 10 you’ll have shitty gear, word of advice use hand cannon you’ll upgrade faster.

      • Chocolope Jailbreakush

        Word?! I thought adding a mele to every kill would speed up ranking?

      • SkyFall

        Kinda, but as far as i’ve know hand cannons are pretty good for reaching higher levels quicker. Both the 20 level and 26 level players have used hand-cannons (and the servers are up for only 9 hours) so hand cannon is pretty much the way to go.

      • Chocolope Jailbreakush

        Nice man thanks for the advice. Im going with The Warlock all the way had a great time with the beta.

      • SkyFall

        No problem glad i could help.

  • iBanks

    No matter what’s announced, there’s always going to be the ones that are still disappointed.

  • onesimpleclik

    Is the live stream being cast on the WWDC app?

  • Rupinder S


    • Jonathan

      here, this’ll help *gives sleeping pills* although you’ll probably sleep through the event now…

  • Brian May

    Start earning money by working from home….lol

  • Mike

    Going to stick with BlackBerry 10.

    • GuyWithTheThings

      How do you like Blackberry? I’d say Apple has another thing coming with the new Blackberry coming out soon.

      Don’t worry Im joking

  • Yujin

    ready to see apple put a nail in samsung’s coffin and all the smart watches out there…..

  • benny001


  • The only thing I am hoping is not to be disappointed. This year is the last year I will purchase a phone from them.

    • Danial

      I’m going to get the note 4 if apples disappoint me tomorrow

    • NaSty

      ….Until next year

  • Speezy

    Going to stick with my 64gb gold 5s. Can’t see myself using a bigger phone when I could just use my iPad

  • Eli Montoya

    Damn… I have class at 10

    • Mike Colacone Saal

      i left class 45 minutes early last year lolol.

  • GuyWithTheThings


  • GuyWithTheThings

    Samsung, get ready to take notes…..

  • Xxx

    Im ready since the first day it leaked

  • Warmachine69

    i hope they make the upgrades 50$ for each storage option like the iPod touch

  • Hussain Alsanona

    Fu*k my AUTODESK class won’t be able to watch it. But thank God I will read every article at iDB Love the writers here!

  • Blip dude

    Only got night classes tomorrow so yeah I’ll be checking it out. But I may hold regardless. Unless it really comes with NFC, then it is something I can hold off until November when an Unlocked version is more likely to come out.

  • Javier Lopez

    Please fix. Pacific Standard Time and Mountain Standard time are the same right now. The event will be at 10AM mountain standard time as well.

    • gittlopctbi

      No, MST is one hour ahead of PST. Check it out on your Clock App on your iPhone. 🙂

  • Drake

    Oh noes, the event will be at 12 and I’ll be at school (Illinois here) :'(

  • Edwin Koh

    For Singapore, it starts at 1pm 🙂

  • panha

    how about Cambodia time?

    • Mike Colacone Saal


  • Mukund Bhatla

    Can somebody please tell me what time for India? Thanks 🙂

    • Abhishek

      10:30 pm

      • Mukund Bhatla

        Thank you for your reply

  • Proaxel

    Expectations are really high, including my own. This is their big chance to bounce back after their iCloud breach. We are now less than 12 hours away. Don’t disappoint us Apple!

    Am I even the right person to be saying this? I have classes right smack during the stream… 😛

  • Mukund Bhatla

    My contribution. No Money for the 6, but happy with my 5S 64GB 😀

  • Taf Khan

    I hope by this time tomorrowI I will have placed my order online via the Apple Store.. .

  • romicom

    There is a big air of anticipation for this new iPhone. I hope that expectations will be met to a great extent. Iwatch is still speculative I thought. Anyway we are less than 12 h aways from knowing the facts.

  • Barcelonian

    If it is 6 PM in London then it starts at 8 pm in Saudi Arabia thats a great time no football matches at that time nothing it is just perfect!

  • NaSty

    So are they just announcing iDevices or iOS 8 too?

  • h4nd0fg0d

    Got my Depends on, so ya I’m red!

  • Sohail Wahab

    Time for Afghanistan? Someone

    • felixtaf

      9.30 PM

      Calculated using GMT.

  • Dan

    I’ll keep informed through iDB but I doubt I will be ugrading right now. Apple products just don’t have the same wow factor anymore, no huge improvement from one generation to the other. I’ll most likely hold off till iPhone 6S.

  • Ordered my 5.5 case this morning, ready for the announcement and when to order the 5.5 phone! I’ll do exactly what I did last year, soon as it hits online I’ll order it from bestbuy and pick it up after work. Easy as pie! BRING IT ON!

  • billz310

    If the iPhone 6 is waterproof and scratch resistant, I’m sold

  • Kamran Mackey

    I literally cannot watch the keynote. There’s another person talking, she’s Chinese I believe, and it’s really hard to listen to the keynote when she is talking because she’s talking so loud that she’s distracting me from listening to the actual speaker.

  • gittlopctbi

    Positive. I have family in both zones. Again, go to your clock app. Set one for Denver and another for Los Angeles.