Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Event Archives' started by theman5725, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2006
    #1
    I've heard so many good things about watching the Keynote spoiler-free. Usually I just check Macrumors to see what products are announced, and not watch the keynote. With all the hype surrounding this one however, I kinda want to watch it spoiler-free.

    Problem is that 2 hours is a lot of time to spend watching a keynote when you could just check what was announced. Is the keynote so good that I really should watch it spoiler free?
     
  2. macrumors member

    Embed

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Location:
    Edinburgh-Scotland-UK
    #2
    you could just look at the site to see the new products and have some joy looking at them,
    or
    you could share the laughs Steve has with the crowd, not forgetting "oh...one last thing". i personally find it good fun and much more educational to watch it than just read about it.

    just my view

    :)
     
  3. macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2005
    #3
    I personally can't wait for those 2 additional hours. MacrumorsLive for me.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    Cybergypsy

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    Central Florida!
    #4


    it goes by sooooooooo Fast!
     
  5. macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #5
    I know others have their preferences, but I don't really see the point in watching it spoiler-free, especially if you are in the market for something that may be available that day...watching the keynote after it is posted just gives other people the chance to get in line for that product ahead of you.

    That said, if you know you are not buying anything right away, no matter what is released, then I can see the point...a little more suspenseful and you get to see what exactly happened.
     
  6. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Location:
    On the road
    #6
    decisions...

    What I'm worried about, is that I'll wait for the spoiler-free Keynote (apparently it takes a few hours to appear), then I'll get impatient and just go to MacRumors. So I'll miss the live posts and not have the thrill of discovering the new stuff from Steve himself. I'm still undecided.
     
  7. macrumors member

    Embed

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Location:
    Edinburgh-Scotland-UK
    #7
    i shall watch the keynote spoiler free, just because im in the market for the apple phone, and i no that won't be shipping that day (will it) or maybe pre-ordering. but knowing me, i'll be on the MR refreshing every second lol.

    oh well, we will see
     
  8. macrumors 68020

    pknz

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Location:
    NZ
    #8
    I usually (if I'm awake) read it on MacRumors Live and then go and watch the stream later on, usually internet connection is too crap to watch for quite a few hours after as it is quite popular. Alternatively I'll wait until I can find a download of it.
     
  9. macrumors 68040

    acearchie

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    #9

    When The 5G iPods were released I was on macrumorslive, and i was excited but it was when I watched the quicktime stream that i was really excited! I would recommend being on macrumorslive getting your adrenaline running and being potentially hugely let down.

    Then when you are really upset you realise (by wathcing the quicktime stream) that the products that have been released aren't actually that bad!
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    The Soybean Captial of the World
    #10
    I will go to macrumorslive and will be clicking refresh repeatedly. As pknz said, once the keynote is posted on Apple's site, it can be several hours before the traffic on the website dies down enough to connect to the stream without repeated interruptions (if you can even get past the "server too busy" message) - and I am way too impatient to wait all day to find out about the new products. Plus, I'd have to avoid macrumors all day, and that's impossible!

    I will eventually watch the keynote, and I don't find that knowing in advance what is coming diminishes the experience in any way.
     
  11. macrumors 68020

    pdpfilms

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Location:
    Vermontana
    #11
    Just so you all know, when Macrumors goes live, the refresh button does absolutely nothing. The site is auto-updating, so any changes will show up before you can refresh. You wouldn't want to wait an extra 2 seconds for it to refresh unnecessarily, would you?

    Nope, neither would I. Just watch the magic unfold in front of your eyes, hands free.
     
  12. macrumors 68000

    sam10685

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #12
    i haven't really heard anyone discuss the possibilty (hopefully small possibility) that the extra long keynote could be about bad anouncements. (i.e.; Steve Jobs' retirement.)
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2005
    Location:
    The Soybean Captial of the World
    #13
    I somehow missed that - thanks for the tip :D
     
  14. macrumors 68000

    After G

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #14
    MR Live for me. I usually can't watch the keynote for a few days after the event, so many Mac fans trying to connect all at once. :p And then when we can post on forums again, I haven't seen what people are talking about, which frustrates me. :)

    Not worth it to wait, imo.
     
  15. macrumors 68030

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2005
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #15
    I'll be watching the keynote before reading any news online or anywhere else. I did this for WWDC '06 and I loved it. Sure there's a little bit of a wait, but in my opinion it's worth it. :) I say go for it!

    I already have it bookmarked:

    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/appleevents/
     
  16. macrumors demi-god

    Zwhaler

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    #16
    Yeah I am doing the same. Except MacRumors posted a link to a story where they will post a link to the keynote where I can see it from there.
     
  17. macrumors 65816

    dukeblue91

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2004
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    #17
    I'll check it on MR Live and then I watch the keynote when it comes available.
    That way I get the best of both worlds :)
     

Share This Page