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arn
Jan 10, 2008, 07:23 PM
With Macworld San Francisco Expo less than a week away, MacRumors is gearing up to travel to San Francisco to cover the event with our traditional MacRumorsLive keynote coverage as well as expanded floor coverage at http://www.macrumors.com/mwsf/.

The Keynote will take place at 9am Pacific on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008. We will be providing live coverage with the following methods:

Web

MacRumorsLive.com (http://www.macrumorslive.com) will provide near real-time text and photo updates. This year, we've added the option to open images in a separate window, which will give you luxurious 640x480 sized images.

iPhone and iPod Touch

http://images.macrumors.com/article/2008/01/10/mrliphone_300.jpg

iPhone and Touch owners should also point their browsers to MacRumorsLive.com for a specially formatted version of our coverage. Text and photo updates will be pushed to your device.

SMS (Twitter) Updates

For those without web access during the event, we offer live SMS messaging to your mobile phone. There will be 5-15 text updates during the keynote. Standard text messaging charges apply. (SMS Signup Instructions)

Spoiler Free

And a reminder for those who want to watch the keynote video without any prior knowledge of the events, we offer a Spoiler Free page (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/01/10/mwsf-2008-spoiler-free-keynote-stream/) which will notify you when the keynote video is available. Anyone seriously interested in this option should not sign up for the SMS list above, as they will broadcast announcements as they come in.

island
Jan 10, 2008, 07:25 PM
Looks good, we are almost there!

TheSpecialist
Jan 10, 2008, 07:26 PM
Very excited about it!

t0mat0
Jan 10, 2008, 07:29 PM
Please!!!! Can you try using qik.com? It worked well at CES - and you could scoop everyone by having a live worldwide broadcast of the Apple Keynote!

qik.com

guzhogi
Jan 10, 2008, 07:33 PM
I forget which event it was last year (MWSF, WWDC, I think a townhall meeting thing) where this kid had a live video stream where it was just him in his room reading various news sites and talking about it. He kinda looked like Jack Osbourne. I wonder if he'll do this. If anyone knows who I'm talking about, can you give me a link to his web site or something? It was really fun to watch.

JML42691
Jan 10, 2008, 07:34 PM
The site that you supplied for the touch and iPhone is not showing up in a specially formatted way right now, or will this change not happen until the keynote?

arn
Jan 10, 2008, 07:40 PM
The site that you supplied for the touch and iPhone is not showing up in a specially formatted way right now, or will this change not happen until the keynote?

it'll change closer to keynote.

arn

Martin C
Jan 10, 2008, 07:48 PM
Awesome that MacRumorsLive will work on my iPhone. Thanks arn!

MarlboroLite
Jan 10, 2008, 07:55 PM
5 more days!!!!!!!! I can't take this anymore!!! :(

penguy
Jan 10, 2008, 07:57 PM
Awesome that MacRumorsLive will work on my iPhone. Thanks arn!

there goes another non-productive day at work! :D

tirerim
Jan 10, 2008, 08:02 PM
Please!!!! Can you try using qik.com? It worked well at CES - and you could scoop everyone by having a live worldwide broadcast of the Apple Keynote!

qik.com

I believe Apple generally prohibits live video streams of their keynotes.

Frisco
Jan 10, 2008, 08:05 PM
I can't imagine anything transcending last years keynote about the iPhone. Damn the iPhone is still a marvel. If anyone can go beyond last year's magic it's Apple.

Welcome to Macworld 2008!

bjett92
Jan 10, 2008, 08:06 PM
The SMS updates are perfect for keeping up with the keynote while I'm in school that day! I guess I'm not going to be paying attention on the 15th.

bdkennedy1
Jan 10, 2008, 08:06 PM
Please test everything thoroughly so the site doesn't grind to a halt. :)

Squonk
Jan 10, 2008, 08:07 PM
This year, we've added the option to open images in a separate window, which will give you luxurious 640x480 sized images.

PURE LUXURY!!!!

Thanks Arn!

Amen to the "less than productive" Tuesday that is coming up...

Can
Jan 10, 2008, 08:09 PM
I just wanted to say thanks to MacRumors for covering Macworld so extensively :) There must be tons of people quietly appreciating this.

Eidorian
Jan 10, 2008, 08:15 PM
I like the new MWSF tab up on the right.

I'll more then likely have to dig up someone's audio feed just like last year. Imagine me and my coworkers huddling around my computer. :rolleyes:

stukdog
Jan 10, 2008, 08:15 PM
I forget which event it was last year (MWSF, WWDC, I think a townhall meeting thing) where this kid had a live video stream where it was just him in his room reading various news sites and talking about it. He kinda looked like Jack Osbourne. I wonder if he'll do this. If anyone knows who I'm talking about, can you give me a link to his web site or something? It was really fun to watch.


I watched that kid too. It was on some .tv website.

He was a real funny kid.

OriginalMacRat
Jan 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
I can't imagine anything transcending last years keynote about the iPhone. Damn the iPhone is still a marvel. If anyone can go beyond last year's magic it's Apple.

They can go beyond by Apple announcing that the iPhone will be fully unlocked and fully supported.

MacGeek7
Jan 10, 2008, 08:17 PM
glad i'm done with class before the keynote starts

neoserver
Jan 10, 2008, 08:19 PM
I'll have to sit in the back of the lecture theatre, where I won't be noticed with my macbook... (Calculus II isn't that interesting anyway.. we're still doing review haha)

kaisdaddy
Jan 10, 2008, 08:21 PM
Sheer 480x640 luxury... How did we get so lucky?

Thanks for keeping us updated with luscious images, pithy prose and other keynotey goodness. Sweet! :apple:

Tovv
Jan 10, 2008, 08:24 PM
MacRumors, as always thanks for your coverage! Can't wait!!! :D

Peace
Jan 10, 2008, 08:24 PM
arn and the rest of the crew : have fun guys!! San Francisco is a wonderful town.

Judging by all the changes to this years MR set-up it will be fun fun fun!!

TimJim
Jan 10, 2008, 08:31 PM
will the page specially formatted for iphone/itouch work with IE explorer on a smartphone?

Switched2aMac
Jan 10, 2008, 08:37 PM
there goes another non-productive day at work! :D
I second that!!!!!:)

Scorch07
Jan 10, 2008, 08:39 PM
Amen to the "less than productive" Tuesday that is coming up...
And perhaps the longest school day in history for me, considering how strict my school is on cellphone use... unless I "go to the bathroom."

naughtyman89
Jan 10, 2008, 08:40 PM
this give me liquid explosion in me pants! i very excite.

Music8Guyz
Jan 10, 2008, 08:41 PM
Excellent. I was waiting for this post! Can't wait for the news....not that I can afford any of the new gadgets, but still =)

Hooray for the use of Twitter by the way

Puck.
Jan 10, 2008, 09:00 PM
A few of us have already blocked off some "training" on our calendars for MacWorld day. Can't imagine why.

olternaut
Jan 10, 2008, 09:27 PM
THIS IS NOT FAIR!!! I want to see it live dang nabbit!! Curse Apple for making an event everyone wants to see but can't! :mad:
*sigh* Like a pathetic bastid I'm going to have to say "lalalalalalalalalaalalalala" at the top of my lungs and put my fingers in my ears if any imbecile started to blabber near me at work if any news hits. That way I can see a prerecorded keynote from apple after work.
*sigh* but it won't be the same. :(

helmsc
Jan 10, 2008, 09:43 PM
A few of us have already blocked off some "training" on our calendars for MacWorld day. Can't imagine why.

Lol, hadn't thought of that till now. <goes off to find some webinar scheduled for the 15th ;)>

cloverfudge
Jan 10, 2008, 10:01 PM
No wonder MacRumors is so popular. You supply so much goodness. :)

gifford
Jan 10, 2008, 10:19 PM
Cant wait for this to be over. I swore i was going to be more productive after new years, but I have done nothing but hang round rumor sites.

richard.mac
Jan 10, 2008, 10:27 PM
sweet nice "MWSF" tab up there arn! nice web design skills!

i will wake January 16th to watch the streaming video. last year for WWDC 07 i bookmarked the spoiler free page and then woke up to watch the video stream macrumors provided but it was very "choppy" as i assume a lot of people where watching it around the world. i put up with it and just watched the choppy video and listened to the audio.

after it finished i went to the apple quicktime events page as i knew the outcome and i clicked on the video stream provided by Apple and it played perfectly fine! this was about an hour after i watch the quicktime stream provided by macrumors.

did macrumors provide an alternative URL link? is that why it was choppy compared to the link provided on the quicktime events page? will it be possible if this year macrumors can provide the same quicktime stream URL that Apple provided?

and must i say thank you very much macrumors for the keynote coverage. this is IMHHO the best coverage by any blog/forum on the web.

Windy
Jan 10, 2008, 10:28 PM
For those without web access during the event, we offer live SMS messaging to your mobile phone. There will be 5-15 text updates during the keynote. Standard text messaging charges apply. (SMS Signup Instructions)

Is this US-exclusive or can any nation enjoy this feature?

OrangeCuse44
Jan 10, 2008, 10:32 PM
Amount of work being done during keynote = 0

arn
Jan 10, 2008, 10:44 PM
Is this US-exclusive or can any nation enjoy this feature?

We use Twitter.com, and it looks like they do support it:

http://help.twitter.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=44

arn

glowingstar
Jan 10, 2008, 10:47 PM
will the page specially formatted for iphone/itouch work with IE explorer on a smartphone?

there's nothing smart about IE on a phone. ;)

sorry....couldn't resist!!! :D:apple::cool:

killmoms
Jan 10, 2008, 10:58 PM
You know, when arn described his images as luxurious, I imagined him wearing a smoking jacket, with a large (unlit) cigar in his mouth, and wearing a monocle. Does this make me weird? :eek:

helmsc
Jan 10, 2008, 11:02 PM
there's nothing smart about IE on a phone. ;)

sorry....couldn't resist!!! :D:apple::cool:

Sure there is...the ability to go to opera.com and get the mobile version of their browser :P

lord patton
Jan 10, 2008, 11:08 PM
I just wanted to say thanks to MacRumors for covering Macworld so extensively :) There must be tons of people quietly appreciating this.

Yeah, dude. MacRumors ****in' RULES!

DMann
Jan 10, 2008, 11:15 PM
Awesome that MacRumorsLive will work on my iPhone. Thanks arn!

Agreed! Thanks again arn!!!

Krissanda
Jan 10, 2008, 11:26 PM
It's finally here! I am so excited! Especially since I'm serious about purchasing a MBP, once they announce the "update" (fingers crossed:o). I have to not think about it for the next few days, or I'll get too excited!:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple:

hmmm... can't decide if I'm going to go spoiler free and just watch the keynote after the fact, or keep my eyes glued to the screen of my ipod touch for the live updates. Which is better?

JML42691
Jan 10, 2008, 11:34 PM
it'll change closer to keynote.

arn
Okay, thanks for clarifying that arn.

lord patton
Jan 11, 2008, 12:01 AM
hmmm... can't decide if I'm going to go spoiler free and just watch the keynote after the fact, or keep my eyes glued to the screen of my ipod touch for the live updates. Which is better?

Both. Read the updates and watch the keynote later. You'll get to experience it twice.

First time will engage your imagination—you'll invent a picture in your head in response to words, and that form will exist only to you. In between feed updates, you'll project threads in the show that Steve Jobs won't in fact take, but that you can revel in momentarily before the next morsel of news.

And later, when you watch the keynote, you'll enjoy seeing details and meaning that you'd have missed had you not started the journey earlier...

... is there a Marijuana leaf smiley around here someplace?

rasumuflassen

Daveway
Jan 11, 2008, 12:07 AM
As long as our servers and correspondents stay cool this setup will be awesome. Too many times I have 4 different sites open trying to get updates.

As nice as the iPhone version looks, this is the first year I'll be able to watch the keynote live at home. Woohoo! Schools out till the 22nd for me.

saving107
Jan 11, 2008, 12:16 AM
Quick question, normally how long after an Apple event does it take for Apple to post the video online?

I have to be at work on tuesday until 2:30 PM PST, and this year I have an iPhone so now I have many options to keep updated with MacRumorsLive, the SMS Update and other gadget sites, but with strick policies my job doesn't allow me the freedom to use my phone during work, and I won't get the same enjoyment if I try to keep up during my 10 minute break. So I decided to hold off reading any news that day until after I watch the keynote on video.

iPhil
Jan 11, 2008, 12:26 AM
Quick question, normally how long after an Apple event does it take for Apple to post the video online?

I have to be at work on tuesday until 2:30 PM PST, and this year I have an iPhone so now I have many options to keep updated with MacRumorsLive, the SMS Update and other gadget sites, but with strick policies my job doesn't allow me the freedom to use my phone during work, and I won't get the same enjoyment if I try to keep up during my 10 minute break. So I decided to hold off reading any news that day until after I watch the keynote on video.



3 to 5 hours after keynote .. The video is posted on apple.com/quicktime ..

But i would wait 'til iTunes has it posted there.. that's about a day to 2 days after keynote..

EricNau
Jan 11, 2008, 12:32 AM
As always, you guys are doing an awesome job. :)

Just like last year I'll be tuning in through the SMS updates, as I won't be anywhere near my computer. ...I miss not being able to tune in at MacRumorsLive, because that system is just too cool! :D (Way better than live video IMO).

MacFly123
Jan 11, 2008, 12:42 AM
I always say I'm going to wait and not look at anything until I watch it that night LOL and.......... LOL hasn't worked yet :p

But this year I will be filming all day and night so I don't think I will even get a chance to look even if I wanted to :( I am going to die :(

Pukey
Jan 11, 2008, 01:48 AM
Thanks Arn, MacrRumors! Can't wait. I'm looking forward to it.

I can't imagine anything transcending last years keynote about the iPhone. Damn the iPhone is still a marvel. If anyone can go beyond last year's magic it's Apple.

Welcome to Macworld 2008!

How about the Quantum Computer?! http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=the-next-big-thing
Ok, that probably won't happen for a 10-20 years if Moore's law does end at that point. Oh well, here's hoping!

jonharris200
Jan 11, 2008, 01:57 AM
I really appreciate MacRumorsLive, but I have a request - can we have more whole sentences?

I understand the need for speed, but a few extra seconds taken to express sentences rather than thoughts would definitely enhance the coverage. Most keynote coverage I've seen here is in note-form, which can make some parts hard to understand.

I'd choose MR over Engadget any day except for this one point.

Anyway, hats off the the MR team for all your work through the year. You guys do a fantastic job.

WildCowboy
Jan 11, 2008, 02:09 AM
I really appreciate MacRumorsLive, but I have a request - can we have more whole sentences?

Yeah, it's a fine line to walk. If you've followed keynotes in our forums, you know that people are hanging on every word that comes out of that room. People repost text updates from other sites, so it's obvious that a lot of people value being the first to hear the info. But we also understand the need to provide a complete picture of what's going on.

It's something we've talked about and are trying to find the right balance with. Thanks for the input.

JG271
Jan 11, 2008, 03:21 AM
Thanks very much for providing coverage. I can't wait!:)

jp.e
Jan 11, 2008, 03:44 AM
thanks a million for the spoiler free option, I can't wait...

immaculate
Jan 11, 2008, 03:49 AM
Thanks Arn and MacRumors for the coverage.

I wonder why anyone voted this as negative - those who did, would anyone care to say why? Just curious. :confused:

aswitcher
Jan 11, 2008, 03:57 AM
This is great. Looking forward to it.

sunfast
Jan 11, 2008, 05:19 AM
Ah yes, the annual experience of sitting in front of the computer watching the "time until update" timer clock down

Looking forward to it, thanks for the coverage guys

DMann
Jan 11, 2008, 05:42 AM
Thanks Arn and MacRumors for the coverage.

I wonder why anyone voted this as negative - those who did, would anyone care to say why? Just curious. :confused:

MS fanboys (and girls)

macmike47
Jan 11, 2008, 05:57 AM
I wonder why anyone voted this as negative - those who did, would anyone care to say why? Just curious. :confused:

Definitely a positive for me, but I reckon some people still want the live video stream. But course that's not MR's fault. You guys do a great job :D

Nym
Jan 11, 2008, 06:26 AM
I have exactly the same problem... Every year I say to myself "Just wait for the damn keynote video, it's much better to feel like you are actually there!", but.. the problem is I always end up here in the forums knowing all about the new stuff Apple announced... :)

I swear to you that last year when the live coverage of MacRumors posted the first iPhone image I thought that you guys were joking. Having seen all the iPhone mockups done by users on the web, how the hell was I supposed to imagine a phone with just one key on it??

Anyway, this year I'll try really hard not to come here during the keynote but.. I'll probably fail doing it :)

To finish my post... thanks alot to the MR Team for all the coverage they provide!

Seriously, who rates this negative? :eek:

gazfocus
Jan 11, 2008, 06:49 AM
I've always been a lover of macs but not to the extent that I am now. (I guess since I've actually owned a mac, I've got more and more into them).

I watched my first keynote when the new (most recent) iPods were announced and I'm just so excited about the keynote at macworld.

Luckily for me, the keynote in the UK is 5PM So I'll be home from uni by then to catch all the updates, then will be eagerly awaiting the video on quicktime in the evening :D

kornyboy
Jan 11, 2008, 07:55 AM
Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

I just wanted to say thanks to MacRumors for covering Macworld so extensively :) There must be tons of people quietly appreciating this.

Same here. You efforts are much appreciated. Thanks a lot.

chrysrobyn
Jan 11, 2008, 08:08 AM
I'm impressed by the myriad of methods for tracking this event, it certainly can't be easy establishing this infrastructure. With that said, I'm missing my favorite method, IRC. Can that get incorporated again?

Knox
Jan 11, 2008, 08:24 AM
I'm impressed by the myriad of methods for tracking this event, it certainly can't be easy establishing this infrastructure. With that said, I'm missing my favorite method, IRC. Can that get incorporated again?

Don't worry, IRC will be there as usual. :)

paddykev
Jan 11, 2008, 08:39 AM
The spoiler free option sounds interesting but I'm not sure if i could manage to prevent myself from checking on the forums to get the latest information... I'm tempted but :eek: decisions decisions...

all the suspense then all the disappointment or maybe this year might be different... (drum roll).

HobeSoundDarryl
Jan 11, 2008, 08:50 AM
...that Apple does not have any promotion of this event on their home page? Not the big "ad" nor in the 4 little "ad"s below it. Last year, they were promoting the event in a big way with ads on their home page. This year. Nothing.

I guess the glass is "half full" crowd might say: Apple is so wonderful they don't need to promote the event

Would the "half empty" crowd say: Maybe there's not that much of a genuinely mind-blowing something to show this year?

I sure wish it looked like Apple was as excited about this event as many in these threads seem to be.

guzhogi
Jan 11, 2008, 09:56 AM
I guess the glass is "half full" crowd might say: Apple is so wonderful they don't need to promote the event

Would the "half empty" crowd say: Maybe there's not that much of a genuinely mind-blowing something to show this year?


I'm more of a "half way to another glass" kind of guy. And I say, let's wait and see what it brings before passing judgement.

Antares
Jan 11, 2008, 10:14 AM
Thank you for this. You guys have always done a great job with the live events.

jonharris200
Jan 11, 2008, 10:19 AM
Yeah, it's a fine line to walk. If you've followed keynotes in our forums, you know that people are hanging on every word that comes out of that room. People repost text updates from other sites, so it's obvious that a lot of people value being the first to hear the info. But we also understand the need to provide a complete picture of what's going on.

It's something we've talked about and are trying to find the right balance with. Thanks for the input.

I appreciate the response - and the difficulty. Personally I find I end up going back to Engadget because I enjoy the bite size chunks of prose, and therefore I understand more quickly too - even though it's slightly delayed. However, I want to stay here, which is why I also keep MRL open continuously. All the best with finding the right balance for the majority of watchers. Go MRL team. :)

t0mat0
Jan 11, 2008, 10:20 AM
If you can't do a live stream, would there be any way to record/buffer it, then send it out as soon as the keynote is done?
If not - have you got all your text app abbreviations set up? hehe. Cheers for setting this up. No doubt we're in the calm before the storm (hence no announcemenets from Apple yet, to allow Mac Pro to have some space).

spgass
Jan 11, 2008, 10:37 AM
I'd like to see Apple come out with a good laptop for around $700.

Zc456
Jan 11, 2008, 01:45 PM
Thank you MacRumors! For once I may actually catch the keynote live. :D

kaisdaddy
Jan 11, 2008, 02:15 PM
We know this because reporters will be watching live in London and presumably other places too.

What we need is to find somebody who has a broadband connection, one of those old C-band satellite dishes and a way to figure out the correct frequency, longitude and latitude. OK... On second thought, that might be a bit of a tall order. :rolleyes: But - if there's a way to get that info, it's not hard to take that signal and forward it on to a streaming server.

MacsRgr8
Jan 11, 2008, 02:47 PM
One of the advantages of being over here in Europe is that the Keynote is late afternoon / start evening.

I'll be quitting work an about hour early and get together with a couple of Apple-fanatic-mates to enjoy MacRumor's live coverage :)

Order a couple of pizza's and cokes, and let the goodies come!

Cheers guys!! :cool:
:apple:

ClassicMac247
Jan 11, 2008, 05:03 PM
i cant wait much longer, this is killing me

richard.mac
Jan 12, 2008, 09:45 AM
One of the advantages of being over here in Europe is that the Keynote is late afternoon / start evening.

I'll be quitting work an about hour early and get together with a couple of Apple-fanatic-mates to enjoy MacRumor's live coverage :)

Order a couple of pizza's and cokes, and let the goodies come!

Cheers guys!! :cool:
:apple:

thats quite good. ill wake up on the 16th and have Apple's streaming keynote video already waiting for me before work after millions of other people had watched it while i slept.

the only downside is the psychological aspect of thinking i have to wait another day for the keynote on the 16th janurary when its all the same time anyway... ill just be sleeping.

DMann
Jan 12, 2008, 11:57 PM
thats quite good. but for me living in Australia its better. ill wake up on the 16th and have Apple's streaming keynote video already waiting for me before work after millions of other people had watched it while i slept.

the only downside is the psychological aspect of thinking i have to wait another day for the keynote on the 16th janurary when its all the same time anyway... ill just be sleeping.

I'd have to stay up for this - sleep would not be possible..........

solipsism
Jan 13, 2008, 01:12 PM
Is there coverage going to be done in reverse order so the newest text is at the top of the page?

WildCowboy
Jan 13, 2008, 01:53 PM
Yes, newest text is inserted at the top.

psychofreak
Jan 13, 2008, 01:54 PM
Yes, newest text is inserted at the top.

One of the many reasons MR coverage beats Engadget.

queshy
Jan 13, 2008, 08:10 PM
One of the many reasons MR coverage beats Engadget.

Actually, engadget has a poll now and because people prefer newest at the top, they probably will do that this year.

I'll have as many websites as I an open at once!

JML42691
Jan 13, 2008, 08:20 PM
Actually, engadget has a poll now and because people prefer newest at the top, they probably will do that this year.

I'll have as many websites as I an open at once!
Same here, somebody is going to end up posting it first, but now that I think about it, I may just wait until the keynote is posted online.

techie4life
Jan 13, 2008, 08:55 PM
I'm not going to be able to concentrate at school on tuesday!

solipsism
Jan 13, 2008, 11:07 PM
One of the advantages of being over here in Europe is that the Keynote is late afternoon / start evening.

I'll be quitting work an about hour early and get together with a couple of Apple-fanatic-mates to enjoy MacRumor's live coverage :)

Order a couple of pizza's and cokes, and let the goodies come!

Cheers guys!! :cool:
:apple:

I disagree. i have to wait until noon for it to start and I wish it was in the AM for me. I don't want to wait around impatiently all morning for it.

DMann
Jan 14, 2008, 01:16 AM
I disagree. i have to wait until noon for it to start and I wish it was in the AM for me. I don't want to wait around impatiently all morning for it.

I'm setting my alarm for 11:40 AM - enough time to brew some java, and watch the show begin.

enjoymoreradio
Jan 14, 2008, 08:39 AM
If you've got an SMS feed, why can't we have a plain old AIM bot? Just sends you an AIM message when new stuff comes out. I don't want to pay for text messages on my phone.

blurb23
Jan 14, 2008, 05:22 PM
Are the text messages free, beyond standard carrier rates?

Like, we won't get charged any extra on top of standard text rates for the service?

Scorch07
Jan 14, 2008, 06:01 PM
I'm debating whether to sign up for SMS. I'm thinking just look at the iPhone optimized thing but I've heard some people say it may crash or be slower in updating, but I don't want to waste valuable SMSs if I don't have to...

wesrk
Jan 15, 2008, 12:41 AM
I forget which event it was last year (MWSF, WWDC, I think a townhall meeting thing) where this kid had a live video stream where it was just him in his room reading various news sites and talking about it. He kinda looked like Jack Osbourne. I wonder if he'll do this. If anyone knows who I'm talking about, can you give me a link to his web site or something? It was really fun to watch.

anyone know if this kid might do it again? and where?

iMacZealot
Jan 15, 2008, 03:15 AM
I was going to do spoiler free last year, but at 3:00 PST they keynote still wasn't posted, so I just went straight to Apple.com....that was sure a surprise. :eek: Still, even when the keynote was posted on Apple's website, it was so choppy to the point where I gave up and didn't watch it until about two or three days later.

I have internet access until 9:10, and the keynote starts at 10:00 my time. I can always pull out my iPhone during class, but it's not that important. I'll probably see it over lunch, which I have at 11:40. The problem is, however, is that Apple.com is usually being updated around then, so it's incomplete.

When should the keynote end? 10:30 PST?

iliketomac
Jan 15, 2008, 12:39 PM
$1799 for the MacBook Air!?! Dang... I'm not sure if many can & will justify spending an extra $500+ over a MacBook for the sake of thinness! Steve, I wished you priced it around $1499 or so... hmmm, oh well - it is what it is!

seashellz2
Jan 15, 2008, 03:54 PM
I had thought I had heard they would release 10.5.2 today

ddarko
Jan 15, 2008, 04:50 PM
One of the many reasons MR coverage beats Engadget.

Completely agree. I don't know why Engadget or Gizmodo can't get their acts together. Every Macworld, it's impossible to load their sites, their live updates don't work or you have to hit refresh all the time and they insert their annoying editorial opinions. In contrast, Macrumors live coverage simply worked and was to the point.

DMann
Jan 15, 2008, 04:57 PM
One of the many reasons MR coverage beats Engadget.

Couldn't agree more!

chrysrobyn
Jun 4, 2008, 09:00 AM
Don't worry, IRC will be there as usual. :)

Hey, Knox, thanks. Why isn't it on the front page anymore? Is it assumed that today's audience is uninterested in IRC? Does it cause more support issues than it's worth to publicize on the front page? It didn't get publicized in January (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=4732069&postcount=65) either (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=4732126&postcount=66).

ptjh
Jun 4, 2008, 09:04 AM
One of the advantages of being over here in Europe is that the Keynote is late afternoon / start evening.

I'll be quitting work an about hour early and get together with a couple of Apple-fanatic-mates to enjoy MacRumor's live coverage :)

Order a couple of pizza's and cokes, and let the goodies come!

Cheers guys!! :cool:
:apple:

Its a product line not a movie. You are committed consumers, Its almost scary!