Apple to broadcast special media event today via Apple TV, Safari browsers [updated]

“Apple will webcast today’s special event at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT today from the Yerba Buena Vista Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California via Apple TV.

Expected at today’s special event: new iPad, new iPad mini, bother featuring Touch ID, an 64-bit Apple A7X chips, along with info about Mac Pro and OS X Mavericks releases or release dates, an updated iPod touch, and possibly more.

So far, the event’s live broadcast is Apple TV-only, but that may change as Apple has usually also webcasts such events via QuickTime.

[UPDATE 9:15am EDT: Apple will also webcast to Safari users on OS X and iOS here. Live Streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on iOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later.]

MacDailyNews will be covering today’s event with live notes as usual right here.

Apple's special event page on Apple TV
Apple’s special event page on Apple TV



[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]

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  1. It doesn’t matter, because ABC News says this morning the pressure’s on Apple, because of the cheap angry green trashcan tablets.

    I almost never watch any corporate media “news” these days but happened to be sitting at the wrong place at the wrong time this morning. What passes for reporting these days is flat out pathetic.

  2. It’s been a long time since they streamed one of these live. Must be big.

    Is this really it? We’ve been waiting for Apple to re-invent television for so long.

    What a great day.

    1. I think Apple’s TV strategy will be two simultaneous approaches – a box that allows HD or Utra HD legacy sets to take advantage of Apple’s technology and then a dedicated Ultra HD set with that technology built in. That all-TV’s box may show up today, the Apple made TV next year when 4K sets can be made more economically. Just my guess.

    2. I think we’ve reached the point where, if Apple doesn’t broadcast product debuts, something’s wrong with Apple.

      Apple spent 4-5 million-dollars to roll out iPhone 5S/5C and I’m sure this show was in the budget.

      Imagine the lackluster day on Wall Street if Apple didn’t make any special announcements and just shipped the products to retail, leaving everyone to figure out what Apple did today?

      You’d have to go into an Apple Store. 🙂

  3. Man I hope they have a new Apple TV and open it up to sell apps and play them on the big screen.

    With wireless controllers. Bye Bye Xbox and Playstation. I am using the 1st. and 3rd. Apple TV, but would have to donate them to friends and get the new one. Man hoping they kick some ass today. Go Apple.

  4. Thee will be no touch ID on iPad mini. The market and pundits will decimate Apple. If there is touch ID on the mini, they will decimate Apple for not halving the price to ‘ compete’ with other tablet junk ou there.

  5. I’m not planning to watch. Why bother? We read all about it from the analysts over the last few months and what could Apple possibly reveal that “supply chain checks” didn’t already?


    1. Software application & OS updates galore! I think Eddy Cube said there were 20 Apple app updates today:
      – Mavericks, OS X 10.9. Includes iBooks, Maps, new Safari, new iCal….
      – Aperture.
      – iLife: iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand (Up to 32 tracks! New sound libraries! AI Drummers!) – all for Mac & iOS! Free with new devices!
      – iWork: All new versions. Collaboration for iWork for iCloud. (No database added, oh well). – all for Mac & iOS! Free with new devices!

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