By Alex Cequea on Tue, 10/23/2012
Hey Apple Fans!
7:45 AM update: Apple will live stream this event on their website and through a new channel on Apple TV called Apple Events. Streaming starts at 10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern.
Apple is expected to announce the rumored "iPad Mini" on Tuesday, October 23rd at 10AM Pacific. We'll have our eager eyes and ears ready, and we'll be live Tweeting our latest reactions throughout the event from our iPhone Life magazine twitter page: @iphonelife. We'll also be live tweeting form our personal accounts:
David Averbach (CEO and Publisher of iPhone Life magazine) will tweet from @daverbach
Alex Cequea (Editor in chief of iPhone Life magazine) will tweet from @alexcequea
After the event, be sure to check back with us at iphonelife.com for after-event recaps and expert analysis from our top bloggers.
Although the "iPad Mini" is probably one of the worst kept secrets in the consumer tech industry, no one ever knows for sure what Apple will announce. Most analysts predict a smaller version of the iPad with a screen size of about 7", no retina display, and with a starting price higher than similar tablets from Amazon and Google, at somewhere between $329 and $379. The logic for this pricing comes from the fact that an iPad Mini will directly compete with two of Apple's own devices: the iPad 2 (which currently sells for $399), and the new iPod touch (currently priced at $299). If an iPad Mini is indeed announced, we expect it to sell significantly better than the current iPad. As always, it's going to be an exciting day!