Guests prepare for the start of an Apple event on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Cupertino, Calif.

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By Rex Santus2014-10-10 21:32:25 UTC

Apple fans will be able to watch the launch of the next-generation iPad Air, iPad mini and iMac line next week via a dedicated live stream, the company has confirmed.

The private press event, which kicks off at 10 a.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on Oct. 16 at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, will be live streamed at You’ll need to use the Safari browser (either via desktop or mobile), though, in order to access the live stream.

The new iPads are expected to include Touch ID fingerprint sensors, as well as the newer A8 chip (the same one featured in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus). There’s also the possibility of a gold iPad making a debut.

The new iPhones (as well as the Apple Watch) were unveiled to the masses last month, but October is usually set aside for tablets and iMacs.

Despite early rumors, we probably won’t be seeing a 12.9-inch iPad, which was reportedly postponed as Apple focuses on the great demand for new iPhones. Recently, iPads have struggled to sell in comparison with Apple’s smartphones. The iPad mini will likely face some internal competition from the phablet-sized iPhone 6 Plus, too.

Outside of hardware, the latest Mac software OS X Yosemite is expected to make an appearance. Apple released a beta of Yosemite to the public this summer, and the operating system has an overhauled look (one Mashable called the “most radical design change” for OS X since 2001) and plenty of new features.

Mashable will be reporting on the event from Cupertino.

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