Thanks for joining us this morning. Things should be kicking off in about 12 minutes.
Paul Sloan10/22/2013 4:49:17 PM
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Josh Lowensohn10/22/2013 4:50:06 PM
On stage are two MacBooks and iMacs, along with another setup with two other MacBooks, so some Mac software demos are likely on tap.
Josh Lowensohn10/22/2013 4:51:32 PM
Up front is a who's who of Apple folks past and present. We saw Bertrand Serlet, Apple's former Mac software chief on the way in.
Tim Stevens10/22/2013 4:52:44 PM
We're here at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, a venue Apple has used many times in the past. It's a bit more spacious than their on-campus venue where they launched the iPhone 5S recently, but it's still cozy.
Tim Stevens10/22/2013 4:53:03 PM
That said, we're still warming up from a long time waiting in the cold to get in! Forgive the typos, cold fingers don't type good.
Scott Stein10/22/2013 4:53:42 PM
Hey everyone! Seated here at Apple. At least there are power outlets (and Wi-Fi!)
Tim Stevens10/22/2013 4:54:35 PM
So, who has some predictions for us? We'd love to hear them and we'll share some of our favorites. You can tweet at us. I'm @Tim_Stevens. Josh is @Josh.
James Martin10/22/2013 4:54:46 PM
Josh Lowensohn10/22/2013 4:55:27 PM
Apple's Phil Schiller milling about up front. Expecting him to do much of the presenting this morning for actual products.
James Martin10/22/2013 4:55:35 PM
Josh Lowensohn10/22/2013 4:56:19 PM
Just got the five minute warning to put phones in silent.
James Martin10/22/2013 4:56:54 PM
James Martin10/22/2013 4:57:32 PM
Jason Parker10/22/2013 4:57:35 PM
Hey guys, I'm seated and waiting for the event to begin!
Scott Stein10/22/2013 4:57:36 PM
I don't expect iWatch today. Too much else to discuss.
Tim Stevens10/22/2013 4:57:39 PM
@kara_h says "Mavericks avail today "and one more thing"" -- That'd be great. We've been waiting for Mavericks for quite some time now.
James Martin10/22/2013 4:57:50 PM
Scott Stein10/22/2013 4:58:32 PM
I do want a new iPad accessory, and I want more on iOS gaming. And Retina Mini.
Tim Stevens10/22/2013 4:58:33 PM
@Garrett4prez predicts "a laptop with touch integrated in to the display. A MacBook iPad combo." -- We've yet to see any indication that Apple will release a touch machine running Mac OS. That'd certainly be an intriguing surprise today!
James Martin10/22/2013 4:58:37 PM
Josh Lowensohn10/22/2013 4:58:56 PM
Beautiful photos coming from our own James Martin, who's showing you these Macs, us.
Scott Stein10/22/2013 4:59:05 PM
I wonder if that's new hardware on stage, or just presentation equipment.
Tim Stevens10/22/2013 4:59:15 PM
@CarlRandall758 says "Would like to see portable apple TV" -- Like a Sega Game Gear kind of thing? How many D-cell batteries would it take?