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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.

Apple October 16 iPad event
Oct 16, 2014 - 11:00 AM EDT Apple is hosting an event to show off its newest devices and computer operating system.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:09:44 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:09:44 PM
    Devs have earned more than $13 billion dollars from all this (with their split)
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:09:54 PM
    Now onto Mac (Cook's moving fast this morning)
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:09:58 PM
    That's a ridiculous sum of cash, but remember there are an awful lot of devs out there, too.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:10:08 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:10:26 PM
    Looks like we're going to be talking Mavericks soon... maybe new MacBook Pros finally, too?
  • dan.ackerman 10/22/2013 5:10:31 PM
    Tim deliberately mentioned "desktops" a word rarely heard from Apple these days.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:10:35 PM
    Cook saying that the company wants to "build computers people love to use." Pointing to works like iWork and iLife, and integration with iOS.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:10:38 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:11:06 PM
    Our competition is different, Cook cracks . "They're confused...they chased after netbooks. They tried to make tablets into PCs and PCs into tablets."
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:11:06 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:11:08 PM
    Oof, Tim making a not-so-subtle jab at Microsoft.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:11:39 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:11:42 PM
    We still believe deeply in this category, Cook says. So that starts with OS X and a demo from Craig Federighi -- Apple's Mac and iOS software chief.
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:11:52 PM
    It's encouraging to hear Apple's commitment to the desktop, despite it being a platform of diminishing importance. Of course, it's still incredibly important to us. I don't see anyone liveblogging from an iPad...
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:12:05 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:12:09 PM
    Craig just called this OS X update a "doozy." Get ready.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:12:14 PM
    Federighi talking about Mavericks, which was shown off last June. He's going to focus on technologies, features and apps -- all things that changed in this release.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:12:25 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:12:35 PM
    The release was about squeezing more out of battery life, memory, and CPU performance.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:12:51 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:13:10 PM
    13" MacBook Air now with Mavericks gets up to an hour longer Web browsing, and up to 1.5 hours more iTunes movie playback.
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:13:24 PM
    That's roughly a 10% increase in battery life, which is indeed quite impressive. I'm curious to see what it's like on older machines, though. (I'm typing on a 2012 Air, FWIW, and would love a little more battery life.)
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:13:42 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:13:59 PM
    Changes are happening in memory too, with a feature called compress memory, which will scrunch down RAM, so you effectively get 6GB of RAM even when you only have 4GB installed (that's a big claim).
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:14:07 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:14:11 PM
    Have we gotten to a point where CPUs are so overpowered that we can afford to compress our memory, one wonders? Again, can't wait to test that out.
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:47:00 PM
    "Kyle" the drummer is jamming along. He is, appropriately, faceless. Presumably he'll be replaced after the first album, too.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:47:17 PM
    Demo's going over the drummer feature, a carryover from Logic, which can give you drumming accompaniment based on what you've already recorded.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:47:22 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:47:36 PM
    "Kyle" has no feelings. He does not complain about being too tired for the encore.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:47:59 PM
    14 more drummers and instruments can be added with an in-app purchase. Each of these drummers has a different style.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:48:09 PM
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:48:19 PM
    We just switched over to "Gavin" the drummer, who has a mustache and soul patch. He still has no soul, though.
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:48:59 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:49:01 PM
    Cue's back up to wrap it up. All of these apps will be free with the purchase of any new Mac or IOS device. And all those updates are going out today.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:49:08 PM
    Enough with iLife, onto iWork.
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:49:32 PM
    "The biggest updates of iWork ever."
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:49:37 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:49:54 PM
    Pages, Numbers and Keynotes have gotten reworked for iOS 7, and now completely rewritten for the Mac. Cue says iWork now has "full file compatibility."
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:49:56 PM
  • James Martin 10/22/2013 5:50:35 PM
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:50:41 PM
    Some new tweaks like content sensitive keyboards on iOS, as well as an inspector on the side of the screen in the Mac App that puts contextual controls there, based on what you're doing.
  • Josh Lowensohn 10/22/2013 5:50:50 PM
    Cue moves to Numbers, Apple's Excel competitor.
  • Tim Stevens 10/22/2013 5:50:58 PM
    We're getting a thorough demo of Pages. Maybe Apple will do that video where the dude recreated iOS 7 in MS Word.
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