Apple event LIVE: Join Yahoo Tech to chat about the new iPads at Apple's October event

A faster, lighter iPad? An iPad mini with an improved screen? A Surface-like cover that doubles as a portable keyboard?

There are plenty of rumors flying around about Apple's October iPad event (starting at 1PM ET/10AM PT), and we'll be covering all of the announcements live right here on Yahoo. Apple will live stream video of the event for Apple TV users (and possibly iOS and Mac users, though still unconfirmed), and we will also be providing up-to-the-minute updates and commentary in our chat below. Join Yahoo Tech editor Jason Gilbert, Yahoo Tech columnist Rob Walker, Yahoo Finance reporter Aaron Pressman and more guests for all the latest news and analysis about Apple's new tablets.

We'll be chatting here starting at 12:45PM ET; the event is scheduled to begin at 1PM. And for even more quick updates and images from Apple's event, follow @YahooTech on Twitter right here.