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Apple To Live Stream October 22 Media Event

As first noted by MacRumors, Apple will offer a live video stream of today’s media event. As they have done in the past (notably, for the same Fall event last year) a dedicated “Apple Events” channel has returned for Apple TV users, showing a placeholder for the stream that will go live later today at 10 AM PDT.

If past events are of any indication, Apple should also enable a browser stream at this link; right now, the page isn’t available.

Today’s event, rumored to be focused on iPads, new Macs, and OS X Mavericks, will begin at 10 AM in San Francisco, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Check your time zone below, and stay tuned for our coverage through @MacStoriesNet and our October 22 hub.

Time Zones

13:00 — New York, New York
10:00 — San Francisco, California
04:00 — Sydney, Australia (Oct. 23)
02:00 — Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 23)
01:00 — Shanghai, China (Oct. 23)
22:30 — New Delhi, India
21:00 — Moscow, Russia
19:00 — Rome, Italy
18:00 — London, England

Update 9 AM EDT: As expected, Apple has also launched a webpage to stream today’s event in a web browser. The page is available 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.

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Photos Of Apple’s Decorations At Yerba Buena For October 22 Event

Every year, we try to post photos of Apple’s decorations at Moscone West and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts for WWDC and other media events. We won’t lie – besides the interest that photos generate among our readers, we like to keep our own archive of past decorations that has been going for a few years now.

We’re a bit late this time, but we didn’t want to miss this year’s photographic archive for MacStories. So thanks to longtime friend and reader Nicola Zaghen, we have collected some high-quality photos of Apple’s decorations at Yerba Buena and embedded them below. As you can see, the decorations match Apple’s invitation graphic for the October 22 event, which carried the “We still have a lot to cover” tagline.

Make sure to click the photos to view them at full size, and thanks again to Nicola for sending them to us. Read more


GarageBand For iOS Going Free with In-App Purchases

MacRumors’ Eric Slivka:

Aside from the new icons, the updated page also reveals in a footnote that GarageBand will become a free basic download for all iOS 7 devices, joining the other five iLife and iWork apps that became free alongside the release of iOS 7.

GarageBand will, however, include in-app purchase content from Apple, with additional instruments and sounds available for a fee. Licensing fees associated with some of those sounds had been the presumed reason why GarageBand was left out the original move to make Apple’s iLife and iWork apps for iOS free of charge, and it appears that the company has settled on in-app purchases as a way around this issue, offering basic functionality for free and then premium content through the paid upgrade options.

The icons and text have been pulled by Apple since last night, but it seems fairly safe to assume this change will be officially confirmed tomorrow.

It’s interesting to see Apple switching to a freemium model while so many third-party developers are discussing new approaches to selling apps after five years of App Store. Also worth noting is how with iOS 7 they added support for new purchase receipts to automatically unlock IAPs for customers who already bought an app – I assume, likely what they’ll be doing with GarageBand and IAPs for old customers so they won’t have to buy the new IAPs again.

What parts of GarageBand will be free? Will Apple redesign the iWork apps (besides icons) and add IAPs to those as well (they already went free). And what does this change mean for education customers? I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s event.

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Apple Confirms: Media Event On October 22

As first reported by All Things Digital, Apple has today sent invitations to selected members of the press for a media event on October 22 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. The invitation, shared on Twitter by Tim Bradshaw, reads “We still have a lot to cover”.

According to rumors and speculation from recent weeks, Apple will announce updates to the iPad line at the event. In particular, it’s been reported by several rumor sites that Apple will unveil a fifth generation 9.7-inch iPad sporting a case redesign inspired by last year’s iPad mini, and a second generation iPad mini with a higher resolution Retina display. Following the release of the iPhone 5s with Touch ID, A7 processor, and gold color option, Apple has been rumored to be considering these features for the iPad as well, although it’s unclear as to whether Apple could bring them to the iPad or iPad mini. According to 9to5mac’s Mark Gurman, Apple has also been testing a new iPad mini based on the A6 CPU and without a Retina display, which the company could sell as an “entry level” iPad mini.

There are other announcements that Apple is expected to make before the end of the year: the company said earlier this year that it would release the new Mac Pro in the Fall, and announced last month their intention to bring the iPhone 5s to over 100 countries and 270 carriers in 2013. OS X Mavericks, recently released as GM to registered developers, is also expected to get an official release date in the Fall, and it’s possible that Apple will showcase updates to some of its App Store-only apps for iOS 7, such as GarageBand or iWork (the iWork suite was made free last month, but hasn’t been updated for iOS 7).

We’ll be covering Apple’s October 22 announcements with a dedicated hub on MacStories.