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When is the Apple event – and how to watch it live

Tuesday's Apple event could debut the new iPhone 6 and iWatch, but when exactly is it? 

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Are you ready for a new iPhone? Apple will unveil what many expect to be its next generation smart phone Tuesday at a media event in Cupertino, Calif. But when exactly does this 2014 keynote kick off?

The Apple event begins at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern).

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The company sent out very invitations, but you can watch the event from home – or the office, if you're discreet about it. Several technology news outlets will run live blogs, offering bullet points, images, and commentary. Apple will also broadcast the keynote live on its website. Apple.com already has a counter ticking down the seconds until company reps take the stage.

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If you're wondering what Apple might debut Tuesday, Monitor writer Clinton Nguyen published a piece on what we know and what we think we know. Supply-chain scuttlebutt points to a larger iPhone in perhaps two different sizes. Reports suggest we will see a 4.7-inch phone and its 5.5-inch big brother. The current iPhone has a 4-inch screen. Bloggers have circulated a video of what the iPhone 6 may look like

We also might get a glimpse at the fabled iWatch, although the smart watch may not come out until next year

Fans have already set up camp outside major Apple stores, without really knowing what the company plans to unveil Tuesday. There is a list of demands, though. In a survey by uSell.com, 37 percent of respondents said improved battery life was their most desired improvement, while 19.2 percent wanted a bigger screen above all else. As for most desired new features, 45.5 percent named the much-rumored sapphire crystal screen.

While regular rumors make it seem inevitable that Apple will debut an iPhone 6 with a 4.7-inch sapphire screen, Apple chief Tim Cook and the gang try to sprinkle in a few surprises on the software side.

All will be revealed when Apple executives walk on stage Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern).