Apple iPad 5, new Macs live blogs: Take your pick

Apple Oct. 22 event attracts media swarm; OS X Mavericks could grab spotlight

Apple on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST is expected to make iPad, OS X Mavericks and Mac Pro announcements, and a host of media outlets will be on hand to give blow-by-blow accounts via live blogs for those unable to score invites to the event at San Francisco's Yerba Bueno Center.

Apple invite

This is the second big Apple news event in two months, with last month bringing us the iPhone 5s and 5c announcements

Our experience with live blogs is that their performance can be inconsistent, so it doesn’t hurt to have a backup site or two in mind if you’re intent on following along. Also, note that some live blogs start up earlier than the event to give you pre-game analysis and observations.

No word yet on whether Apple itself will offer any sort of webcast (it did a year ago for an iPad announcement).

[SCUTTLEBUTT: iPad 5 rumor rollup for the week ending Oct. 15]

Here’s a collection of sites that plan to live blog the action:

*Macworld 

*Ars Technica 

*Cnet 

*Engadget 

*Gizmodo 

*Gadget website T3 

*LTK TV 

*Slashgear 

*Time/Technologizer 

*Today’s iPhone 

*The Verge 

* Wall St. Journal’s All Things D 

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