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Published on October 22nd, 2018 | by Brad Gibson


How to watch Apple’s October 2018 iPad launch

It’s official. Apple has confirmed the rumors by sending out invites for its October 30 ‘Special Event’ to reveal new expected iPad Pro tablets, updates to its long-toothed Mac line-up and possibly a successor to the MacBook Air. All of it will be available through the Apple TV Apple Events app.

With a caption “There’s more in the making”, the invites have multiple designs focusing on artistic impression, giving further credence to reports of new iPads. More than a year since the release of the fifth-generation Apple TV, the company will not be releasing an update to the streaming player at this event, various sources have confirmed to BESTAppleTV.

apple_october_event_logo2The event will be available through the Apple Events app beginning shortly before 10 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 9 a.m. Central Daylight Time, and 3 p.m. London time from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, NY.

Historically, an on-demand video replay of the event has been available through the app approximately three hours after its finish.

Apple Events requires an Apple TV, 2nd or 3rd generation, with software 6.2 or later, or an Apple TV, 4th or 5th generation. On-demand video playback of previous Apple announcement events are also available through the app.

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as,,,, and He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the AOL, the BBC, Associated Press, and United Press International.

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