Welcome to CNET's live blog for Apple's October 23, 2012 event. We're hoping to see a smaller version of the iPad as well as updates to Apple's Mac line. The event begins in just one hour -- 10am PT/1pm ET. My name is Declan McCullagh, and I'll be your moderator today.
My esteemed CNET colleagues Josh Lowensohn, Scott Stein, and Rich Brown will be bringing you the news live from the California Theatre in downtown San Jose, Calif.
We'll be posting comments from you and other CNET readers -- only a subset, because we have so many -- until the event is about to start. Then we'll cut back so Josh, Scott, and Rich can tell us what's gong on.
I neglected to mention our excellent CNET photographer James Martin will be taking photos live from the event in San Jose. That's him with the photo outside the event venue right now. Hi, James!
And thanks to David Hamilton for posting our first CNET poll of the day. Please vote!
Sorry, folks. First poll had a typo, and the system won't let me edit without deleting it. So it's back... and all new!