GADGET DESIGNER Apple will live stream tonight's Ipad Mini event via Apple TV, according to reports.
Yep, we're surprised too. Apparently Apple has added a new "Apple Events" category to Apple TV, which will enable owners of the miniature set-top box to live stream tonight's launch event, which it kicks off at 6pm.
"Tune in at 10.00 a.m on October 23 to watch this event live," the Apple TV holding page reads.
It's still unclear whether Apple will also offer a live stream on its website for those who don't own an Apple TV, and the firm has not yet responded to our request for comment.
Apple is expected to unveil a smaller Ipad at tonight's event in California, expected to be called the Ipad Mini. We're speculating that it could also be called the Ipad Small or Ipad Pocket, but this is looking pretty unlikely.
We don't really know much about the rumoured Nexus 7 rival, but there's talk of a 7.85in screen, support for Apple's Lightning adapter and a heavy focus on books, suggesting Apple might be targeting its new tablet at schools.
There's also speculation that Apple will launch an updated version of its latest 10in Ipad tablet with support for EE's 4G network, and an updated Macbook lineup.
All will be revealed in just a few hours time.
Apple has revealed that it will be streaming tonight's event in full on the internet, and here's the link. However, in typical Apple fashion, you'll have to be on an Apple device to be able to view it.
Apple said, ""Live streaming video requires Safari 4 or later on Mac OS X v10.6 or later; Safari on IOS 4.2 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 5.0.2 or later." µ