Liveblog: Apple to announce the new iPad 5 and iPad mini 2

Liveblog: Apple to announce the new iPad 5 and iPad mini 2
And here it is - October 22nd, the day when Apple's expected to announce its new tablet computers - the iPad 5 and the iPad mini 2. Needless to say, we're more than pumped up for this event, as we're sure that Apple has a lot of intriguing surprises in store for us.

For starters, the full-sized iPad, which is going to enter its fifth generation, is expected to get a design language similar to that of the iPad mini - with thin side bezels, which should make it considerably more compact. In addition, Apple is also said to make its 9.7" tablet even thinner and, hopefully, lighter. Of course, we're also hoping to see the appearance of an A7 chip inside the new product, as well as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor. Meanwhile, the drama surrounding the iPad mini 2 is quite big, as we've been bombarded with contradicting rumors these days. We still don't know if it's going to have Touch ID or not, or even if it's going to get a higher screen resolution.

But it's now time to leave the rumors and speculation behind (though you can always get back to them here), and get ready to experience the real products, with all of their pros and cons. We'll be bringing you up-to-the-minute updates as the event unfolds, and the only thing you need to do is to enjoy the liveblog below!

THE EVENT STARTS AT: 1PM ET | 12PM CT | 11AM MT | 10AM PT | 5PM GMT | 7PM CET


Images courtesy of PCMag.

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iPad mini 2
  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
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26 Comments

1. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

I wonder if the the iPad mini is going to get a retina display?

2. PootisMan

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

Oops. I put one extra the.

4. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Didn't even notice the first time I read it.

6. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

use edit instead of reply

23. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Confirmed, it does, along with A7. Kudos to Apple, although they did raise the price by 80 bucks.

24. Yubnub

Posts: 100; Member since: May 23, 2013

yay, it is!

3. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Boy I ca't wait...

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

If you can't, then don't wait.

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

P.S. So again no live video stream from Apple event? And Apple is named as a "tech" company, what a shame!

5. richardraji

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

lets see what apple has in store for us would it be better than nokia's

7. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

this event will overshadow the nokia event

8. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

LOL Nokia is the Best

9. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

the lumia 1520 is very beautiful but its a windows phone :-(

12. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

windows phone is a good guy

17. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

sorry not mature enough end of.

19. richardraji

Posts: 21; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

lets see about that

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I prefer the Nokia tablet than this thing.

11. vaibhavaggarwal

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 05, 2013

watch the vlog on youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=jqiI4L9aVI4

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Blah. Nobody cares. At least nobody SHOULD care

14. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

You care. That's why you're here.

16. ilia1986 unregistered

Yet another oversized ipod touch... I was forced to use one today unfortunately. I wanted originally to transform some movies to it but I couldn't since I don't have itunes. I wanted to load the movies to my SGS3 and transfer them to the iPad via bluetooth... nah who am I kidding. I wanted to take a hammer to kill the damn thing and go buy a tablet which is a PC and not an itoy. But I couldn't since it wasn't mine.

18. improv

Posts: 96; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Free OS Mavericks! Woohoo!

20. onilink67

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

How many MB is in 30 MP of L3 Cache?

21. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Sweet, watching this from my iPad4 :)

25. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Kudo to Kuo guy, that had right about Ipad 5 and mini. He beats me as analyst. :p But still big disappointment, No touchID and A7X chip. A boring Apple event too, nothing big special surprise and now Only positive are the prices, but I didnt get the Ipad Air price or spec? Apple stock gonna have a big blow. Sell as fast u can now. :p

26. luigi0824

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

no full hd front facing camera :-(

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