The first thing that you can do is to make sure that you are online when the Apple’s media event is expected to take place. Apple usually not be providing a live video feed from the event which they have previously done at a few of the events before. However, there will be a number of live blogs available online that will allow you to keep up with the events as they happen, along with images and reports.
Another way to hear about it before everyone else is join one of the many live tweets out there. Many websites will be live tweeting about all that is happening from the Apple media event and this is a great way to keep up with the features of the new iPhone 5 as well as everything else that could possibly be released at the event.