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CNET's Apple Oct. 22 Event Live Blog

Join CNET for live coverage of Apple's event on October 22, to be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. We're expecting new iPads, Macs and software.

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  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:53:16 PM
    Shirt jokes appear to be the new hair jokes in today's keynote.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:53:17 PM
    We're getting a demo of iWork now. Eddy's standing across from Roger Rosner, Apple's VP of iWork apps, and Rosner's dressing up a Pages doc with a headshot of Cue for a made-up music concert.
  • Carrie Mihalcik 10/22/2013 5:53:20 PM
    Apple updates iLife, iWork for iOS and OS X news.cnet.com
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:53:35 PM
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:53:58 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:53:59 PM
    Rosner talking up the new sharing feature which lets you share documents through Apple's iWork Beta service online.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:54:24 PM
    New today to iWork for iCloud is online collaboration, something to better compete with Google, Microsoft, et al.
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:54:48 PM
    Collaboration is a hugely powerful feature of the competition and one that will surely be well-received here.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:55:01 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:55:14 PM
    Rosner's editing the doc he just made in iWork for iCloud (beta) and Cue hops on to make some changes. They're each making these and they're showing up in real-time.
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:55:36 PM
    Eddy's third-grade stage name was "Cue Ball" apparently. Okay, then.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:55:59 PM
    And they're done editing the doc together. No word on how many people can be in a doc, or how competing changes are handled, etc.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:56:00 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:56:21 PM
    "You can even collaborate with a friend who's stuck on a PC," says Cue.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:56:37 PM
    Cue back up solo, taking cracks at Microsoft's Office 365. So all these apps are going to be free for any new Mac or iOS device buyer.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:56:43 PM
    And all are available today.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:56:55 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:56:56 PM
    Wow, free iLife too? So the OS is free, the productivity suite is free... that's certainly bad news for Microsoft.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:57:04 PM
    That's it for apps, and Cue's out.
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:57:07 PM
    "Today is the biggest day ever for apps."
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:57:14 PM
    Cook back on stage, hopefully to turn us to tabletville.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:57:45 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:58:08 PM
    These are incredibly rich apps, Cook says. "We are turning the industry on its ear," he adds about changing all its software over to free.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:58:17 PM
    Next up, iPad.
  • Scott Stein 10/22/2013 5:58:31 PM
    iPad. Here we go.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:58:41 PM
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:58:51 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:58:52 PM
    Conspiracy theorists are trying to look up the sleeves of Tim Cook for mysterious devices... I'm not convinced.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:59:03 PM
    Cook going over the birth of the iPad, and some of the early criticism -- including whether it would compete with netbooks "Who remember Netbooks?" Cook quips.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:59:29 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:59:33 PM
    Earlier this month, Apple sold its 170M iPad.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:59:51 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:59:52 PM
    "This is an incredible number," Cook says.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 6:00:24 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 6:00:30 PM
    Cook going into a talk about how you can't just look at sales numbers -- esp. from competitors -- the iPad's used four times more than those devices, Cook says (citing data from somewhere)
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 6:00:36 PM
    Tim again going back to the usage stat again. "This is what is important to us."
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 6:00:45 PM
    And it's the number one in customer satisfaction, he adds.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 6:01:01 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 6:01:05 PM
    These are all arguments the company's made before to Wall Street, at least. Pushing it hard now on the press.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 6:01:28 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 6:01:36 PM
    Now up to 475,000 iPad apps on the App Store. "Not this stretched out smartphone app our competitors are doing ... nobody else is close to this."
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 6:01:54 PM
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 6:02:30 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 6:03:13 PM
    Tim is really teasing this one out. Who's ready for a new iPad already?
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 6:03:17 PM
    Cook's going to roll a video for us to show us interesting or noteworthy things people are doing with iPads, like fixing windmills, and harvesting crops, speed skating, and olympic diving.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 6:03:40 PM
    And yes, even taking pictures holding up a giant tablet.
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