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Apple To Live Stream Today’s Media Event

Apple To Live Stream Today’s Media Event

As reported by MacRumors, Apple has added an “Apple Events” application to the Apple TV software, confirming that it will offer a live stream of today’s media event starting at 10 AM PT. Among other additions to the software, the Apple Events app is noteworthy as it marks a return for Apple to offering live streams for its media events. It’s not clear yet whether Apple will also provide a live video feed for other devices or browsers.

In the past, Apple experimented with live video streams through Safari on Apple.com. Notably, Apple’s last video stream took place in 2010 for the Back to the Mac event, when the company unveiled OS X Lion and the new MacBook Airs.

Today’s event, rumored to be focused on the debut of a smaller iPad, will begin at 10 AM in San Jose, California. Check your time zone below, and stay tuned for our coverage through @MacStoriesNet and our October 23 hub.

Time Zones:

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

Update: Beau Giles has posted two direct links for the live stream and XML file of the event. The links were found in the Apple TV software passed through a proxy. They’re likely to change later today, and we’ll keep you posted on solutions to stream the video elsewhere, if possible.

Update #2: Apple just confirmed they will also stream the event through Apple.com. This is the direct link for the browser-based live stream. As for the requirements:

Live streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on Mac 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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Apple Decorates California Theatre for iPad Mini Event

Apple Decorates California Theatre for iPad Mini Event

As reported by Techie Buzz, Apple has decorated the California Theatre in San Jose, CA – the location for its upcoming media event next Tuesday – with colorful banners. Using the same graphical approach of the media invitation, the banners show an Apple logo inside a “psychedelic” background that also forms an Apple logo. The theatre marquee simply read “Apple Special Event”.

As we noted when Apple sent the invitations for the event to the press, the graphics are somewhat reminiscent of the first iPad event’s invitation, as well as background images Apple has used for recent events in San Francisco. Continuing an unofficial trend that has members of the press constantly speculating, Apple this time chose to use a “We’ve got a little more to show you” tagline.

Apple is, in fact, rumored to be announcing a smaller version of the iPad next week. Rumored to be called “iPad Mini”, the device will likely feature a 7.85-inch display and a thinner, lighter form factor. However, recent rumors have claimed Apple will also announce iBooks 3.0, a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and new iMacs and Mac minis at next week’s event.

Check out the entire photo gallery at Techie Buzz.

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Apple Confirms: Media Event on October 23

As first reported by The Loop’s Jim Dalrymple, Apple just sent out invitations to the press for a media event taking place on October 23 in San Jose. The invitations show an Apple logo with the tag line “We’ve got a little more to show you”.

Unlike other recent events that have been held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Apple will hold this event at the California Theatre in San Jose .

According to recent speculation, Apple will unveil a new, smaller 7.85-inch iPad at the event dubbed “iPad Mini”. The device has been long rumored to be a smaller version of the last-gen iPad 2, carrying the same 1024x768 non-Retina display in a thinner and lighter body with a smaller display. The core feature of the iPad Mini should be portability, as well as a reduced price for consumers.

Curiously enough, the invitation is somewhat reminiscent of the one sent for the original iPad event in January 2010.

As noted by Jason Snell, the last time Apple held an event in San Jose at California Theater was for the iPod photo announcement with a Bono/Edge live performance.

Based on more recent rumors, next week may also see the introduction of refreshed iMac, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini lines. Specifically, Apple is rumored to be planning a 13-inch version of the MacBook Pro with Retina display, a thinner iMac, and a new Mac mini model.

To get a sense of what a 7.85” (as opposed to 9.7”) iPad Mini would be like, check out our mockups from July.