How to watch Apple's October 30 iPad Pro and Mac event, and follow along with AppleInsider...

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in General Discussion edited October 2018
Apple is due to announce new iPad Pros plus perhaps an Apple Pencil and most likely new iMacs at its October event, starting at 10am Eastern. AppleInsider shows you how to follow what's happening at this much-awaited product launch.

Detail from Apple's Event Page for October 30, 2018


AppleInsider will be covering Apple's October 30 event as it happens so whatever you're doing, we'll keep you up to date with a live stream full of the details that matter.






As with September's iPhone launch, Apple has again turned to Twitter to live stream the event too. To watch, you have to go to this specific tweet and tap on the heart icon. If you do that, Apple will send you updates both about when the live video is starting and with details of what's announced through the event.

Apple's tweeted invitation to follow the event online


Alternatively, you can watch the live video via Apple's own event page. You'll find that the video feed starts a few minutes before the event but also that it requires certain browsers to work.

Unsurprisingly, the video will play perfectly on Safari for both macOS and iOS. Apple says that Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 will work too. Ahead of the September iPhone launch, the company also said that "recent" versions of Chrome and Firefox may work, but stopped short of guaranteeing it.

Apple TV's Event app in the App Store


Then if you have an Apple TV you should be able to watch it through that. Owners of second- and third-generation Apple TV models should find it available on their home screen. If you have a fourth generation or an Apple TV 4K then you may have to download Apple's Events app from the App Store.

This event is expected to see new iPad Pros launching alongside a revamped Apple Pencil and perhaps much more. For full details of what to expect we will see -- and what we won't -- read the AppleInsider guide.

Keep up with AppleInsider by downloading the AppleInsider app for iOS, and follow us on YouTube, Twitter @appleinsider and Facebook for live, late-breaking coverage. You can also check out our official Instagram account for exclusive photos.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    Surprised no "Day Before the Event...." leaks. 
  • Reply 2 of 11
    Is it 10am Eastern, or 2pm? The article has text and imagery that say both. Apple's official site says 10am Eastern, which is 7am Pacific.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 3 of 11
    djfriar said:
    Is it 10am Eastern, or 2pm? The article has text and imagery that say both. Apple's official site says 10am Eastern, which is 7am Pacific.
    Weird. Why would they tweet 2pm or put out that top graphic with no time zone as well? Very confusing. 
  • Reply 4 of 11
    djfriar said:
    Is it 10am Eastern, or 2pm? The article has text and imagery that say both. Apple's official site says 10am Eastern, which is 7am Pacific.
    Apples website and official twitter account says 10am eastern. 
  • Reply 5 of 11
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,208administrator
    djfriar said:
    Is it 10am Eastern, or 2pm? The article has text and imagery that say both. Apple's official site says 10am Eastern, which is 7am Pacific.
    Apples website and official twitter account says 10am eastern. 
    It is 10AM eastern, which the text says here. The 2PM as shown on the image is for the UK invitation, and does specify the "US site."
    newBelieverGeorgeBMacRayz2016
  • Reply 6 of 11
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 3,378member
    Wow. I'll be able to watch this from home on my ATV 4K 65" screen. That's a first.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    dr. xdr. x Posts: 171member
    I wonder why they say "recent" versions of Firefox and Chrome may work without guaranteeing it. I feel Firefox is a modern browser and what we use at work and is constantly updated and supported with new web technologies.
    GeorgeBMac
  • Reply 8 of 11
    dr. x said:
    I wonder why they say "recent" versions of Firefox and Chrome may work without guaranteeing it. I feel Firefox is a modern browser and what we use at work and is constantly updated and supported with new web technologies.
    It might be because both Chrome and Firefox (potentially) automatically update so often that they won't guarantee that it will work on the latest patch.  Both browsers might have been patched a few dozen times between Apple's testing and the actual event.
    Rayz2016
  • Reply 9 of 11
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    If the Mac mini is coming I wonder if the new Cinema Display will too? Or maybe that will wait for the Mac Pro next year.
  • Reply 10 of 11
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member
    When Tim raises his voice to try to sound excited he just starts sounding angry.

    And today he is hamming it up more than usual.

    The combination of the (unintentional) anger and the hamming it up adds up to an appearance of overall unhingedness. Why doesn't he just stay calm and calculating which is his natural way, it would be fine, not boring. The products are good and don't need hyperbole anyway.
  • Reply 11 of 11
    cescocesco Posts: 35member
    It's 11 AM EDT and cannot get the live stream from Apple's site; still indicates "Apple Special Event" and a linked, calendar ics fie. Edit: apparently live stream on a Mac requires Sierra and above; am still using El Cap "This stream is best experienced on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using Safari on iOS 10 or later; a Mac using Safari on macOS Sierra 10.12 or later."
    edited October 2018
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