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Here’s how to watch today’s iPad mini event live [updated]

iPad Mini Event Live Stream

Apple (AAPL) typically doesn’t stream its press conferences live to the public, but the company will make an exception for its iPad mini unveiling later today. Under the heading “Apple Event,” Apple has added a new entry for an “Apple Special Event” on the Apple TV that is set to stream live beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT. Apple is expected to announce a number of new products beyond the iPad mini including new Mac computers, an updated version of iTunes and an updated third-generation iPad with a Lightning port and an optically bonded display. Live blogs will be great for catching bits an pieces of today’s event, but for those who want to see all the action as it unfolds and hear the news straight from the horse’s mouth, Apple’s event channel is free for all Apple TV owners.

UPDATE: It looks like all iOS devices will have access to Apple’s live stream as well. As a BGR reader points out, users can simply open the following link in Safari on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to watch the press conference live: http://qthttp.apple.com.edgesuite.net/129opiygabsdvibsdfobsd3/atv_vod_mvp.m3u8

UPDATE 2: Apple will also be streaming the event live on its website, which means desktop and notebook PCs can also get in on the action using Apple’s Safari browser.

Zach Epstein

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