Apple’s September 12 announcement: Event start time

By Daniel Chubb - Sep 11, 2012

Now there’s just over 21 hours to go until the iPhone 5 launch, we thought it would be a good time to list the worldwide start times for Apple’s September 12 announcement. Our list shows the major cities around the world and the Apple event start time for each of them, which can be seen in the images below on this page.

The countdown we posted earlier will hit zero when it reaches Apple’s September 12 event and the scheduled time for their keynote to start, which means you won’t need the start time if you’re tracking the countdown, but if you need the exact time for your part of the world then you should see the list of times below and find the city closest to your location.

Debate about the new iPhone name – in our opinion Apple’s phone will be called “New iPhone“, just like they did with the last iPad, and the shadow would not be for iPhone 5 but instead for a range of 5 new products and services. This seems more in-line with the way Apple is starting to market their products, and is much better than following the commonly known name that most technology websites use. Would you like to see the next iPhone named with a “new” in front of it, or do you have a better name?

There is some hope Apple’s September 12 (2012) announcement will be made over a live video stream, so that fans can watch the Apple keynote live and see up close as the news breaks. This is much better than watching the keynote video after the fact, and also better than watching text and images flow in via live blogs, but sadly our expectation is that Apple will not deliver this service and the claimed live video streaming is fake or will be shutdown by security before the event starts.

We have seen some live video feeds at previous Apple events, but this has not been for a while thanks to security being more prepared, and we expect Apple’s announcement on September 12 will be seen via live blogs only if you are not a member of press that received an invite. If you don’t mind seeing the Apple keynote a few hours later, then keep an eye on this page for the iPhone 5 event video to go live at some point tomorrow.

What will the Apple September 12 event start time be for you, and if it means a late night or early morning will you be making an effort?

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