2013 iPad Special Event Coverage Recap: What You Need to Know [u]


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Apple held its October 22 Special Event yesterday and announced new iPads, Mac refreshes, OS X Mavericks and more.

Here’s a recap of what was covered yesterday on

Before the Event

During the Event

After the Event

What was your favourite part of yesterday’s Special Event?

Update: Check out this video overview by our Kris Meador sharing his thoughts on these new iPads:


  • ScooterCat63

    Hey Gary. Totally understand the need for advertising on your site. Any thoughts about removing the annoying banner ads, though? They’re quite distracting and when I try and hit the tiny x to close the ad, it usually opens them. sigh. I just want to read your columns, please don’t make me contend with banner ads.

  • youreallyhavenoclue

    Thank goodness I’m not the only one. The Canadian Tire ad last night was driving me nuts. I would hit the ‘close’ button but then it would travel right across the screen and push the text (that I was intending to read) left off the screen. It seemed oddly not iphone friendly considering the nature of the site.

  • Fireeast

    At least you see an exit button, all i have is an expand button. Takes up half the page to begin with.

  • George Krahn

    I agree. The side ads are fine. The sticky banner ad on the bottom is very annoying.

  • If you’re referring to the skyscraper in the mobile view we asked our third party network to block all types of those ads. Email me a screenshot if you see something like that again, those are not planned at all. Thanks.

  • ScooterCat63

    Thanks, Gary. I did include a screenshot in my original post. I’d be happy to email it to you as well. Maybe I’m not looking close enough, but I don’t see an email address. Can you please provide one?

  • You can email tips AT or use our site’s contact form. The ad has been turned off, let us know if you see any others pop up. Thanks

  • xxxJDxxx

    Any idea why Apple isn’t taking preorders?

  • Ari

    What happened to iPad in Canada? Is it an abandoned site now?

  • It’s not abandoned, but it’s on a hiatus as we are now merging iPhone, iPad and Mac coverage to We have future plans for iPadinCanada and we’ll let you know soon.

  • xxxJDxxx

    Any idea if Apple will be doing midnight orders? Or what time it will go on sale on the website?