Watch the iPad Mini event live

News Stephen Tenerowicz 08:17, Oct 23 2012

Apple's iPad Mini is almost here and here's how to watch the event live

While Apple doesn't typically stream launch events, today it seems it is making an exception as the iPad Mini unveiling will be streamed live, via Apple TV. This will mark the first time since 2010 that an Apple event has been streamed to users and fans.

So, just how can you view the event? According to Redmond Pie, a new icon titled "Apple Events" is now now available for all to click. Evidently when it gets clicked on, instructions pop up telling the viewer to tune in later for the live stream.

The fact Apple is streaming the event perhaps marks the significance of the device to Apple. It will, after all, be a cheaper iPad and will be accessible to millions more people. I wouldn't be surprised at all if this is the PR line it tows during the event, but we'll just have to wait and see.

As a brief refresher, the iPad Mini has been rumored to launch for a quite a while now. The slate is expected to be exactly like the 9.7-inch iPad, only scaled down to 7.x-inches. The iPad Mini will also likely include a retina display, an A6 CPU and 1GB of RAM. It will compete directly with Amazon's Kindle lineup and Google's Nexus 7. 

At this point, there’s no sign the live stream will occur outside of Apple TV, but we'll just have to wait until 10 a.m. Pacific time to find out. We're in luck, as Apple will be live streaming the entire event here (you'll need an Apple product to watch, though). Last time around, Apple streamed its 2010 event live on Macs and iDevices too.

Make sure to stay tuned to Know Your Cell for all the latest on the iPad Mini today. Once again, you can watch the live stream of the Apple event at this link with an Apple computer, iOS device or an Apple TV. 


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