Apple’s biggest iPhone unveil in recent memory is about to get underway. The event, the first to take place at the company’s new Steve Jobs Theatre, will kick off at 10 a.m. PT when Tim Cook will take the stage and is expected to reveal the special 10th Anniversary “iPhone X,” as well as the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Apple events also have the distinction of being one of the few occasions where you remember that Safari exists. That’s because the company limits its livestream compatibility to Apple devices and browsers, save for Microsoft Edge.
Officially, the livestream is supported on Safari on desktop (macOS 10.11 and later) and iOS devices (iOS 9.0 and later), Apple TV (with tvOS 6.2 or later), and Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
There are ways around Apple’s restrictions, if you know what you’re doing, though. The simplest way is to use a browser extension that changes your user agent settings, essentially “tricking” the website to make it seem like you’re using a different browser.
Here’s one for Chrome, and one for Firefox. Once installed, just “switch” to Safari and the livestream should load. If you’re more of a DIY type, you can manually adjust your browser agent settings as well, though the process is a bit more involved. There are detailed instructions here.
Keep in mind all this may take a minute or two to set up, so you’ll want to get everything lined up ahead of time if you don’t want to miss a minute of the event.