Apple Event: Will new iPad and Mac be unveiled? Why is Apple store down? What is expected to be announced? What time does it start? How to stream it in the UK?Â

Apple are set to hold a massive live event in New York City and is expected to unveil a whole host of new announcements.Â

Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 11:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 30th October 2018, 12:10 pm
Apple are hosting an event in New York City today. Picture: PA

The technology giant is expected to announce upgrades to its laptop and tablet ranges after revealing three new iPhones earlier this year. 

As well as the iPhone Xs and Xr Apple also announced new series 4 Apple Watches. 

Here's all you need to know about the Apple Event: 

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Apple are hosting an event in New York City today. Picture: PA

Will new iPad and MacBook be announced? 

Yes according to reports new MacBook Air and iPad Pro products will be announced. 

What will be announced? 

Apple will reportedly be revealing a cheaper model of its MacBook Air laptop - the more affordable alternative to the MacBook Pro. 

As well as the slimmer price tag '“ although don't expect bargain bucket prices '“ it is also believed to feature USB-C, an upgraded display and faster processors. 

New iPad Pros - with edge to edge screens and sizes of 11 inch and 12.9 inch - as well as facial recognition software '“ are also expected to be unveiled. 

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While new versions of the Mac mini are also expected to be announced today. 

What time does it start? 

The event in New York will begin at 2pm UK time '“ which is 10am New York time in America. 

How can I watch the Apple event? 

The event will be live-streamed on Apple's website so you will be able to watch it here

Why is the Apple store down? 

Currently if you go on the Apple store it has the message '˜We'll be right back. Updates are coming to the Apple Store. Check back soon.' 

With the site down ready to be prepared for the unveiling of the new Apple products at the New York event today?