Apple to live stream today’s iPad event

By , Oct 22, 2013

Apple Events (October 2013, Apple TV 002)

It looks like Apple will provide a live stream of today’s iPad event after all as Apple TV owners report that the Apple Events channel has been updated on their $99 set-top box to reflect Apple’s invitation graphics.

“Watch the special event held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, CA,” the event listing reads.

Additionally, the company will be live-streaming the show to iOS devices and Macs through the new October 2013 event section on its Apple Events web page

According to Apple, live streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later or Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV is supported on the second or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.

Apple webpage (OCtober 2013 event)

Apple typically live-streams major events, but not as a rule of thumb.

Last month’s double iPhone announcement, for example, wasn’t live-streamed so fans had to wait for the video replay to go live a few hours after the event had wrapped up.

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Today’s event kicks off at 10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST.

Here are keynote times for our international readers:

• London – 6:00 p.m.
• Paris – 7:00 p.m.
• Berlin – 7:00 p.m.
• Tokyo – 2:00 a.m. (Wednesday)
• Sydney – 4:00 a.m. (Wednesday)
• Auckland – 6:00 a.m. (Wednesday)

Apple will also host  simultaneous satellite feeds for members of the international press in London, Berlin, Tokyo and Beijing who couldn’t make it to San Francisco.

iDB is ready for the show and our team of writers will be delivering coverage and interesting tidbits throughout the day so check back often for the latest in iPad news.

As you count the remaining hours until the big reveal, check out our iPad event roundup for a sense of what to expect from today’s presentation.

Screenshots via Bas van der Ploeg.

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  • 4pp1e

    brilliant idea if i pad 5 get touch ID i will order one as soon as possible upgrading from ipad 2 :)

    • M Last

      definitely it has touch ID

      • Noah Mospan

        I hope your right…

      • 4pp1e

        finger crossed

      • Jorge Bello

        I am also upgrading from an ipad 2, has any one of you guys experience lagging with the new software?

      • Σαλαη αββας

        I have iPad 3 but I have some lagging too

    • bigtalk

      boring feature but cool anyway

      • marcus1324

        It’s sooooo useful on the iPhone 5S

  • Fevostone

    Sweet :-)

  • Vikash Patel

    where can i watch it?

    • 4pp1e

      apple TV

    • Noah Mospan

      Apple TV. They may also stream it through its official site through its safari browser. If they don’t stream it the keynote will be uploaded as a video a few hours later.

  • Jeremy

    I was about to track my shipment but their website is “busy being updated” so I imagine it’s about the livestream.

    • http://lucaskunert.com/ Lucas Kunert

      Wouldn’t you track a shipment through the carrier’s website instead?

      • Jeremy

        No cause I ordered it through Apple’s site so it’s the only site I can check I guess. Oh well, my phone should be here next week. :)

  • chumawumba

    I gues I won’t be going to work…

    • bigtalk

      i will stop working to watch it lolo

  • Litchy

    On my ATV 2Gen iOS 5.3 with Seas0npass Jailbreak the icon won’t show up. Did they block t for jailbroken devices?

  • Kenrick Fernandes

    wait so i can view it on windows on my chrome browser? No?

    • John Sklikas

      Nope, you need a Mac and Safari and then you have to go to Apple’s website. Or an iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch then Safari and then Apple’s site, otherwise I’m sorry for you my friend :/

  • http://lucaskunert.com/ Lucas Kunert

    So basically middle finger to anyone on PC who wants to watch it, haha. Nice one, Apple.

  • queen_ir3ne

    Glad I’ve got a Mac =)

  • Tom

    12 Minutes!

  • Guest

    is it me or is there still no live stream?

    • Guest

      fail. i simply just have used safari instead of chrome. nice