If you want to be among the first to know what Apple's new iPad Air, iPad mini 3 and new Macs are like, you'll want to find out how to watch Apple's 16 October event live. Here, we bring you all the details you'll need to stay up to date with the Apple news as it happens tonight.

How to watch Apple's iPad event 2014: Live blog

Live Blog New iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 launch live blog

Reporters from Macworld and our sister title PC Advisor will be live blogging the event above. You can register to get a reminder when the blog is about to kick off by signing up.

Update 13:00pm BST: The Apple Store is now down across the globe so the next time it's live we'll be able to see the new products Apple had unveiled. Stay tuned here for all of the latest news.

How to watch Apple's iPad event 2014: What time does Apple's iPad event start?

We're in Berlin covering the event live from Apple's European launch, which takes place at the same time as the main event at Apple's California campus. That's 6pm UK time and 10am Pacific time.

We'll begin covering the event around 10 minutes before it begins, and won't stop bringing you the latest news until we're tucked up in our beds hours later. The event itself is likely to last two hours.

How to watch Apple's iPad event 2014 live: Apple's live stream

In addition to following our live blog, you'll also be able to watch a live stream of the event provided by Apple. To do so, simply head over to Apple's events page.

The catch, however, is that you'll only be able to watch the live stream if you are using Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later, or Safari on iOS 6.0 or later, so that means you'll need a Mac, iPod touch, iPad or iPhone in order to watch. The other option is to watch it on an Apple TV (second or third generation) running Apple TV software 6.2 or later. Apple has now added a dedicated channel to the Apple TV where you'll be able to watch the event live.

Be warned, though, that Apple's live stream isn't always reliable and is sometimes delayed substantially.

How to watch Apple's iPad event 2014 live: What to expect

Now that you know how to watch Apple's event, we'll fill you in on what you can expect to see during the keynote.

It's almost certain that the sixth-generation of Apple's 10in iPad will be unveiled on Thursday, which is being dubbed iPad 6, iPad Air 2 or iPad Air 2014. You'll find everything there is to know so far about the new iPad in our iPad 6 rumour round-up.

We're also expecting a new generation of iPad mini, dubbed iPad mini 3. The new version of the 7.9in iPad is likely to be a minor update rather than a ground-breaking one, with a new processor, spec tweaks, a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and iOS 8. Find out more in our iPad mini 3 rumour round-up.

There's also some speculation about a bigger iPad that takes on the Microsoft Surface Pro. Rumours are calling it the iPad Pro, and it's thought that it'll have a screen size of around 12in. Here's our iPad Pro rumour round-up.

On to Macs now, and the most likely thing is software. We got a preview of OS X Yosemite at WWDC 2014 in June, and we think it will be released to the public during or following Thursday's event.

As for hardware, the most prominent rumour points to a 27in Retina iMac with a 5K screen, but there is also some speculation that a new Mac mini is coming, and also a new Mac Pro.

There's one more thing that we're really hoping for from Apple's event and that's a new Apple TV. Pretty much the only evidence we've got to support this idea is the tagline of Apple's invitation: "It's been way too long." Yes, it really has Apple (almost two years, to be precise).