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October 23, 2012
EDMONTON, AB, Oct. 23, 2012/ Troy Media/ – Apple product launches are usually kept under tight wraps and it’s rare to see any live video coverage of the events. And unless you are physically present to watch as the suspense unfolds, you usually have to wait until later in the day and catch the replay via Apple’s website.
But in a rare move, not seen since September 2010, over two years ago, Apple will be streaming live today’s event where it’s expected that it will unveil the new iPad mini.
If the rumor mills get it right it’s expected the ‘iPad mini’ will feature a 7.85-inch non-retina display screen using Apple’s proprietary A5 chip; a front and rear camera; the new lightning dock connector that’s found on the new iPhone 5 and a price tag somewhere between $250 and $300 for an entry-level unit.
Along with the iPad mini there’s also been some buzz about a possible 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina display and possibly a refresh of the Mac mini; of course, all if this remains to be seen.
The live stream can be viewed online starting at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) from the Apple Events section on Apple’s website (Apple.com, not Apple.ca). The stream requires that you to be running at least Safari 4 on Mac OS X 10.6 or later. You can also watch live if you have an iOS device – iPad, iPhone or iPod touch running Safari 4.2 or later.
Alternately, you can catch the live event on the new Apple events channel on 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TVs.
There is no mention of the availability of the stream for Windows users.
Greg Gazin, known as The Gadget Guy, is a Tech Columnist, Small Business and Technology Speaker and Senior Editor at Troy Media. He can be reached at Gadgetguy.CA on Twitter @gadgetgreg or you can find him on Empire Avenue at (e)GADGET1.
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