There's a way to watch the 'iPad mini' event live

There's a way to watch the 'iPad mini' event live
*UPDATE: It looks like the event will also be livestreamed on Apple's website. However, the fine print does make it sound as if only Mac and iOS users will be able to watch it. There's still some hope left for Windows users, but we can't know for sure until the thing has started.

Apple usually doesn't stream the media events where it reveals its latest and greatest inventions, however, the one that's going to take place today, the iPad mini event, will be an exception to the rule, maybe even the first of many.

Unfortunately, the event won't be streamed through any of the typical channels we know, but will be broadcast on Apple TV. That's right, if you want to watch this live event, you need to own the Apple TV. Apple has officially confirmed that a new Apple Events app is now being rolled out to Apple TVs around the world, and inside it, people can now find the "Apple Special Event - Live" entry, which, as you may guess, is no other but today's event.

Those who own an Apple TV should tune in at about 10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern, 7PM Central European (or 5PM GMT). If the Apple Events app doesn't show up, make sure that the device is connected to the Internet and wait for a few minutes - it should appear.

So far, we're not aware of other channels where the event might be streamed, but if we find something you'll be the first to know. Stay tuned for our in-depth coverage of the event and the new device/s!


Images courtesy of RedmondPie.

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iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh

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11 Comments

1. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

or you can see it herehttp://www.apple.com/apple-events/october-2012/. PA, late much

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

3. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

this is the difference maker between apple and others like sammy, sony, htc, etc. All of the above are trying to build ecosystems which are really good for consumers and they provide customers with a richer more immersive experience BUT androids and WP doesn't force consumers to own anyhting whereas Apple seems like a very monopolistic company who wants to shove all of their products down their own customer's throats! I mean why on earth isnt the apple event available to iphone, or ipod users for that matter? In a day and age where podcats and other internet medium is important why is apple making it exclusive just for Apple TV owners?

7. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Because they're douchebags.

11. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

yeah. and google doesnt make their stuff exclusive. look at maps, and i heard its also going to bring google wallet to iphone. apple really is selfish.

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wow, really? Live stream? This is super exci-meh!!!

8. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

What I don't get about them streaming it on their website, they require Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X v10.6 or later, or Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Also, streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.

9. akishakoi

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

Apple is a company becoming richer and richer by taking advantage of the dumbness of a lot of people. I guess the company's motto is "you need to buy this in order to get this". It seems they doing pretty good in that area coz a lot of people patronize their idea. --just saying

10. JunkCreek

Posts: 407; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

are you guys still curious even if you say you're a hater, but it means you obsessed and that's mean you're psycho. no, i'm not curious, thanks. if the ad was broadcasted with "must use specified thing" it means it is for internal costumers only and we are as an outsider a.k.a gaijin should not involved.

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