With Apple’s last keynote live stream being an utter disaster, we weren’t holding out much hope for another one in the foreseeable future. But the company has today posted a note on its website that confirms you will be able to tune into next Thursday’s iPad event via the Apple website.
There is no countdown timer like the one we saw ahead of the iPhone event, but that doesn’t mean that this keynote won’t be as exciting. In addition to new iPads with Touch ID, even thinner form factors, and maybe even sharper Retina HD displays, rumor has it we’ll also see new Macs, too.
Recent reports have claimed that new iMacs with Retina displays are on the way, and others have speculated about the possibility of a new Mac mini. The tagline on Apple’s event invite — “It’s been way too long” — seems to suggest the company will be refreshing a product line that has gone without updates for some time.
We also expect to see more of OS X Yosemite, which is nearing its public debut following the release of three GM developer seeds. The update is likely to get a release date, and just like Mavericks, it’s likely to be a free download for those with a modern Mac.
The event kicks off on October 16 at 10 a.m. PDT. Apple has confirmed that the stream will be available via its website, but we expect it to be available on Apple TV as well.