Tuesday, October 23, 2012

iPad mini event to be live-streamed; first such Apple event since 2010

It has been quite some time since one of Apple's big announcements has been live-streamed, but Apple apparently places a high degree of importance on today's iPad mini (and perhaps more) event. The company has announced that it will live-stream the event.

The company updated its site with the information and a special page earlier this morning. This will be the first time an Apple event has been streamed live since 2010.

To be clear, though, only Apple hardware will be able to view the stream. You can, therefore, watch it on a Mac, Apple TV, or some iDevice such as the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Apple is expected to announce a new, smaller-screened iPad at a press event that begins today at 10 a.m. PDT. Not much is known about the new 7.85-inch tablet, and even the name iPad mini is conjecture. It's expected to carry the new iPhone 5 Lightning dock connector, however.

In addition, it's possible that Apple will release revamped versions of the iPad, ones with new Lightning dock connectors and perhaps some tweaks.

We'll know more at 10 a.m. PDT.

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