The euphoria around last month’s iPhone 6 and Apple Watch launch event is yet to subside, and Apple is here again with new products. But this time the iPad and Macs are in the spotlight. Apple’s iPad launch event is scheduled to kick off at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern) in Cupertino, California. Tim Cook will deliver the keynote address.
You need an Apple device to watch the live stream
As always, Apple will live stream the event for those who couldn’t attend the event in Cupertino. But how can you watch the live stream? Click here to stream the press event live from your Mac, iPad or iPhone. But there is a catch: make sure your software is up to date. You can watch it through Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or later, and iOS 6 or later. Those with 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV are also lucky.
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Unfortunately, Windows users have to get the information as it happens from other sources. Don’t worry, you can follow along ValueWalk’s live blog to get the latest updates. Simply visit ValueWalk when the event starts. The iPad launch will be a low-key event compared to the last month’s debut of the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch.
What will Apple launch at the event?
Ahead of the event, Apple accidentally leaked features of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 in the iTunes Store on Wednesday. These two new devices equipped with a TouchID fingerprint sensor are expected to be announced today. The leak revealed that the iPad Air 2 will have Burst Mode that allows users to take rapid fire photos. More importantly, the user guide says the new iPads will feature the iOS 8.1.
We also expect Apple to unveil a revamped iMac. There have been rumors of an improved MacBook Air arriving at the event, but John Paczkowski of Re/code said the MacBook Air is highly unlikely. Among other things, the company is expected to release its payment service Apple Pay and Mac OS X Yosemite.
Apple shares fell 2.69% to $94.92 in pre-market trading Thursday.