You can watch the October Apple Event live on Windows, Mac, iPhone and iPad to see Apple announce new products that we expect will include the iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 as well as a Retina iMac. We’ll show you how to watch the Apple event live from a variety of devices so you can see the news as it happens.
There is an official October Apple Event live stream that will show the event as it happens. There is no need to look for a YouTube stream or poor quality rebroadcast from inside the event.
The October Apple Event live stream is only officially available on Mac, iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, but we’ll show you how to watch the Apple Event live on Windows so you don’t have to wait for the full version to arrive later in the day.
Hopefully this goes smoother than the Apple Event live stream in September which failed for many users and when it was live included translations and other languages for many users.
For users with a Windows PC and an iPhone or iPad, watching the October Apple Event live on Windows is a little more involved, but the bigger screen makes it worthwhile.
The October Apple Event starts at 10 AM Pacific / 1 PM Eastern on October 16th. There is a good chance you are watching from work or during a late lunch, so you’ll want to follow these tips to watch the Apple Event live on practically any device.
How to Watch Apple Event Live on iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV
The easiest way to watch the Apple event live on the iPhone or any of these Apple devices is to go to Apple.com/live. This link takes you to the iPad Air 2 event live stream and when it starts you should be able to start watching the video.
On the officially supported devices this is all you need to do to watch Apple announce new products in October. The only real catch is that you need to use Safari on these devices. If you normally use Chrome or another browser make sure you visit the Apple live stream in Safari instead.
To watch the Apple Event live on Apple TV you need an Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3 device with recent software. Go to the main screen and choose Special Events.
How to Watch Apple Event Live on Windows
Watching the October Apple event live on Windows is a little more tricky, but it is something you can still pull off. You need to install the free VLC Player and will need the Apple Event live stream link when it starts.
First you need to download VLC Player and install on your Windows computer. This will take a few minutes to set up, so you should do this before the live stream starts.
Click on Media -> Open Network Stream and then enter the Apple Live stream url. The URL is not available until after the event starts, but should look similar to this one from September;
Another option is to install the VLC plugin in Chrome and visit the Apple live stream page. The plugin should detect the live stream and play it in your browser.
October Apple Event Expectations
There are a few things you can count on at the October Apple Event. Apple already leaked the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, so those are on the way.
Rumors point to a new iMac Retina release coming after the event. Apple will reportedly deliver a 5k display in the new 27-inch iMac Retina.
The tag line for the October Apple Event is, “It’s been way too long.” which led us to assemble a list of overdue Apple products we would love to see Apple announce at the event, even if some of them are unlikely.
Mac Mini 2014
The Mac Mini 2014 release is one that buyers started waiting for back in January when the first rumors of a new Mac Mini appeared.
This summer hints of a Mac Mini 2014 update appeared on Apple.com, but soon disappeared and we are still waiting.
Apple's current Mac Mini is two years old this month, a lifetime when it comes to technology and especially important given the affordable price that makes it an easy choice for a first Mac.
The unconfirmed Mac Mini 2014 specs would likely include Intel Haswell processors, Iris graphics, 802.11ac WiFi and potentially support for 4k displays, though that last one may be a stretch. Apple may choose a new Mac Mini design, but any smaller and it could force engineers to put the power supply on the cord instead of inside.
MacRumors claims the Mac Mini 2014 release is planned for this month based on a source, but they were not able to corroborate this claim.