Yes that right folks, it’s that time of year when the big fruit announces what it has feverishly thought of,planned,built,tested, and produced since the last announcement. So what’s it gonna be this time? Rumor has it (and this be a pretty strong rumor according to online sources) that an iPad refresh is imminent. There may be mention to an update of Final Cut Pro, and a refresh to the Mac Books. Possibly even an iOS announcement and preview.  But as always, Apple to refuses to release any information on what is to be revealed? Curious to find out? Well so are we. So keep it tuned here as we cover the Apple press even as it happens with the live blog.

The event kick-off is at 1PM EST (10AM PST) so hang tight!

NOTE: Due to an unknown circumstance, we lost our live blog and were unable to retrieve it through WordPress. What you see below is taken from our Twitter feed. The order is from the bottom up.

[liveblog]

  1. I guess that’s about it for news from the Apple Press Event for the iPad 2. Stay tuned for images of the iPad 2… -JLWed Mar 02 2011 14:16:16 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  2. Apple store is now up!Wed Mar 02 2011 14:14:10 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  3. Apple store back up, really slow… -RBWed Mar 02 2011 14:13:28 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  4. Note: No flash with the iPad (pun actually intended. Meant camera flash.) -JLWed Mar 02 2011 14:12:04 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  5. Video to watch -RBWed Mar 02 2011 14:07:59 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  6. Recap time from Steve Jobs -JLWed Mar 02 2011 14:06:35 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  7. Dragging on about Garage Band… -JLWed Mar 02 2011 14:04:54 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  8. They didn’t mention specs for the cameras, RAM, or speaker, or whether HDMI output will work on the original iPad, although iPad 2 spec…Wed Mar 02 2011 14:04:04 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  9. Steve: “I’m blown away with this stuff. Playing your own instruments, or using smart instruments, anyone can make music now.&#34…Wed Mar 02 2011 14:03:34 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  10. Lots of talk about GarageBandWed Mar 02 2011 14:01:09 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  11. please dont take your iPad to a campfire -RBWed Mar 02 2011 14:00:41 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  12. Will there be the ‘one more thing’ surprise from Steve? -JLWed Mar 02 2011 14:00:32 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  13. “Camp fires will never be the same” -JLWed Mar 02 2011 13:59:56 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  14. Yup, not really a lot going on at the moment -RBWed Mar 02 2011 13:59:47 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  15. Waiting for more Info :P -SKWed Mar 02 2011 13:59:10 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  16. GPS only available on the 3G modelWed Mar 02 2011 13:57:51 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  17. iPad will be available for purchase on March 11th at 5PM at Apple retail stores.Wed Mar 02 2011 13:56:56 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  18. 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chipWed Mar 02 2011 13:56:50 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  19. Apple.com/iPad has been updated for the new iPadWed Mar 02 2011 13:55:46 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  20. The apple iPad page is updatedWed Mar 02 2011 13:55:26 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  21. Garage Band is next upWed Mar 02 2011 13:51:36 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  22. Touch instruments. Plug in guitar and play real instruments if you want. Guitar amps and effects, 8 track recording and mixing, 250+ lo…Wed Mar 02 2011 13:51:20 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  23. Lot of great features in an app that Apple’s pricing at $5 and it’s on the App Store on March 11.Wed Mar 02 2011 13:51:02 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  24. Voice over recording system to be includedWed Mar 02 2011 13:48:51 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  25. Music automatically switches when you switch themes, but you can choose song from your iPod library, or choose one of the other theme&#…Wed Mar 02 2011 13:48:35 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  26. Editing in iMovie in 4:3 aspect ratioWed Mar 02 2011 13:48:30 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  27. 2 way Air PlayWed Mar 02 2011 13:46:01 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  28. iPad 2 has a precision editor, reverse pinch to bring up. See all the content of the clips before and after edits. Full control for tra…Wed Mar 02 2011 13:45:41 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  29. New UI for iMovieWed Mar 02 2011 13:45:13 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  30. iMovie will get updated for iPod Touch 4g/iPhone 4/ iPad 2Wed Mar 02 2011 13:45:01 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  31. iMovie for iPad has a precision editor, multitrack audio recording (“This is not a toy, you can really edit movie on this thing.&#3…Wed Mar 02 2011 13:43:33 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  32. iMovie on iPadWed Mar 02 2011 13:42:46 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  33. Just a few of 4.3’s enhancements. It’s a free download on March 11. Supports all iPads, iPhone (GSM), and third- and fourth-generat…Wed Mar 02 2011 13:41:50 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  34. iPad to Facetime HD 720pWed Mar 02 2011 13:41:15 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  35. iOS 4.3 no where to be seen yet… -JLWed Mar 02 2011 13:39:41 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  36. FaceTime between two iPads, between an iPad and iPhone/iPod touch, and between iPad and a Mac. -RBWed Mar 02 2011 13:39:31 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  37. Next up, FaceTimeWed Mar 02 2011 13:39:05 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  38. Next, since iPad 2 comes with cameras, there’s new software. Starts with Photo Booth. -RBWed Mar 02 2011 13:37:07 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  39. Preference for iPad switch: you can now use the slider switch for mute *or* rotation lock. -RBWed Mar 02 2011 13:36:19 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  40. Video play about how the iPad has helped in many different industries. -SKWed Mar 02 2011 13:34:57 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  41. iOS 4.3 now, enhancements and new featuresWed Mar 02 2011 13:33:32 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  42. Polyurethane cases are $39 and leather cases are $69.Wed Mar 02 2011 13:33:00 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  43. Another iPad video rolling- JLWed Mar 02 2011 13:32:49 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  44. Magnets in iPad and SmartCoverWed Mar 02 2011 13:32:17 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  45. Pricing appears to be the same. -SKWed Mar 02 2011 13:31:43 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  46. They grasp and auto-align it, so it’s always in perfect alignment. -RobinWed Mar 02 2011 13:30:18 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  47. 1080pWed Mar 02 2011 13:28:13 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  48. You can charge the iPad while using the accessory   -RobinWed Mar 02 2011 13:27:57 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  49. HDMI mirrored accessoryWed Mar 02 2011 13:27:28 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  50. Shipping on March 11thWed Mar 02 2011 13:26:55 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  51. As mentioned, same fricing as iPad 1. $499 base price.Wed Mar 02 2011 13:26:15 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  52. Speed improvedWed Mar 02 2011 13:26:13 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  53. Shipping on march 11thWed Mar 02 2011 13:25:49 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  54. Pricing stays the same on $499Wed Mar 02 2011 13:25:26 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  55. Same 10 hour battery, one month in stand byWed Mar 02 2011 13:24:26 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  56. Black and white iPad from 1st Day shippingWed Mar 02 2011 13:24:08 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  57. 3G Verizon Version. -SKWed Mar 02 2011 13:23:47 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  58. It comes in Black And White, models with CDMA & GSMWed Mar 02 2011 13:23:30 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  59. 1.3lbs. It is lighter. -JLWed Mar 02 2011 13:23:27 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  60. 8.8 mm thickWed Mar 02 2011 13:22:44 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  61. Lighter too, 1.3lbsWed Mar 02 2011 13:22:28 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  62. one third thinner, 8.8 mm thick (thinner than the iPhone 4) -RobinWed Mar 02 2011 13:22:00 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  63. Rear and front camerasWed Mar 02 2011 13:21:44 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  64. Back and front cameraWed Mar 02 2011 13:21:03 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  65. All new design with a dual core processor. x9 faster graphicsWed Mar 02 2011 13:20:33 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  66. OFFICIAL NAME: iPad 2Wed Mar 02 2011 13:19:56 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  67. Today introducing the iPad 2, Designed to make your old iPad look obseleteWed Mar 02 2011 13:19:40 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  68. Ipad 2 with all new design -SKWed Mar 02 2011 13:19:17 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  69. Steve: 2011, year of the copycats -RobinWed Mar 02 2011 13:18:49 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  70. In case you havent noticed, were are tweeting out live blog posts from the apple eventWed Mar 02 2011 13:18:21 (Eastern Standard Time) via web
  71. Steve talking about working with schools, hospitals and autistic kids. -Robin BakkerWed Mar 02 2011 13:17:17 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  72. I was told to put my initials at the end of this -SKWed Mar 02 2011 13:14:43 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  73. No cases being used in the video.Wed Mar 02 2011 13:14:42 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  74. http://live.twit.tv/ for a live coverage, sort of. We will be pulling information off of there.Wed Mar 02 2011 13:14:12 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  75. Ron Johnson: “In 10 years of retail, I’ve never seen anything like the launch of the iPad.”Wed Mar 02 2011 13:13:01 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  76. 15 million iPads sold. More than any tablet PCWed Mar 02 2011 13:11:25 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  77. The iPad is the most successful device ever-Steve JobsWed Mar 02 2011 13:10:19 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  78. People laugh at the word Magical, but it really isWed Mar 02 2011 13:09:24 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  79. People laughed, but it turned out to be MagicWed Mar 02 2011 13:08:22 (Eastern Standard Time) via Live Blogging
  80. looking for the correct live coverage with video so I can get some pictures.1:08 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging
  81. $2 billion is gone off to developers1:07 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging
  82. $2 Billion payed out to devs for books1:07 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging
  83. Talking about the number of books sold through Apple1:06 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging
  84. Steve Jobs is on stage!1:05 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging
  85. Music goes off1:03 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging
  86. Steve Jobs has been sited at the Apple event. Will he be the one to prevent?1:01 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging
  87. Event is starting right now.1:00 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging
  88. We are about 2 minutes out from the start of the Apple press event12:59 PM Mar 2nd via Live Blogging

 

 

 

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