Today at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern, Apple will hold a media event at at the California Theatre in San Jose, California. Apple has not disclosed what it will announce, but the rumors are that the main announcement will be a smaller, 7.85" version of the iPad. What will be the major distinguishing features, besides the obvious — smaller, lighter, easy to carry and less expensive? How much will it cost? What will it be called — the iPad mini, the iPad Air, just "the iPad" or something else? And most importantly, should you get one? We'll start to get these answers in just a few hours.
- Macworld. Jason Snell and Dan Moren are perhaps the best live-bloggers in the world for Apple announcements and they will be Macworld's team today.
- GDGT. Ryan Block has a great track record of providing excellent live coverage of events.
- The Verge. The Verge has quickly became one of the very best sources of tech news, including live coverage of tech announcements.
- Engadget. I believe that Tim Stevens is covering the event.
- Time. Harry McCracken and Doug Aamoth will blog the event for Time magazine's Technologizer column.
- Ars Technica. Sometimes Jacqui Cheng does these live blogs; I'm not sure who will do it today.
- TWiT. If you want to watch video or listen to audio instead of reading text, Leo Laporte and others will provide live commentary on the event as it happens.
Apple usually posts a video of the event later on in the day, so you should be able to watch it on Tuesday night. I look forward to finding out what Apple has to announce, and I'm sure I'll be posting my thoughts on Wednesday.
[UPDATE: Apple will be providing a live video stream of the event that you can watch on a Mac, iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Click here for more details.]