Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), on Tuesday, sent out invitations to a special media event on Oct. 22, where it is expected to introduce the next-generation iPads -- the iPad 5 and the iPad mini 2 with retina display.
Following the announcement, a report surfaced claiming that the event, which will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, will also be streamed via satellite in London for journalists located in that city.
Apple employed a similar tactic for the iPhone event in September, when the company offered a satellite video stream of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c announcement from Cupertino in Berlin, Tokyo, and Beijing. The London event in question, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. local time at the Kings Place hall, is expected to be run in a similar manner, 9to5Mac reported.
The report also said that journalists attending the London event will also have the opportunity to try out the new devices that would be unveiled during the event. Rumors have it that along with the iPad 5 and the retina iPad mini, Apple may also unveil the updated MacBook Pros, the new Mac Pro and the OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system.
The invite issued by Apple on Tuesday includes a message reading: “We still have a lot to cover.”
The 9to5Mac report went on to say that besides the international stream, Apple could also set up an internal live stream for its employees to view the event from its offices around the world.
However, it is still unclear whether Apple will provide a live stream of the event for the general public. The company did not provide a live stream of the Sept. 10 iPhone event either to its employees or Apple fans around the world, but it offered live feeds of the 2012 iPad event and the WWDC 2013 in June for its customers.
A diehard lover of photography, Kukil Bora started his career as a Web journalist with a Bangalore-based media firm called “SiliconIndia” in 2010. After working there for a...