Apple has confirmed on its website that the October event will be streamed. The URL is ‘apple.com/live’, so it seems that Apple is using the same video/blog platform that it first used for the iPhone 6/Apple Watch event in September. As the event progressed, Apple added tweets, product information and photos to the timeline below the main video.
Let’s hope the stream doesn’t also experience the same issues as the September event this time around, which made the event unwatchable for many people.
In terms of expectations for the event, reports indicate that Apple will announce new iPads, including a new thinner iPad Air including Touch ID and, perhaps, a less reflective display for better use outdoors. It is unclear if the iPad mini will receive similar updates.
On the Mac side, Apple will unveil Retina iMacs alongside Yosemite. It is also possible for the Mac mini and MacBook’s to get refreshed, although the rumor mill has been silent on these fronts. Similarly, ‘it’s been way too long’ since the iPod line was updated — there is some speculation that a new iPod touch is in the works (with the larger 4.7 inch display of the iPhone 6) but again there have been no rumors or leaks about such a device.
9to5Mac will have full coverage of the event on October 16. The media event kicks off at 10 AM PDT.