Macworld Expo 2008 Keynote Live Coverage: Web, SMS, iPhone

Discussion in 'Macworld San Francisco 2008' started by arn, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    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

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

    Web 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


    iPhone and Touch owners should also point their browsers to 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 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.
  2. macrumors 6502


    Looks good, we are almost there!
  3. macrumors 6502

    Very excited about it!
  4. macrumors 601


    Please do live video stream!

    Please!!!! Can you try using It worked well at CES - and you could scoop everyone by having a live worldwide broadcast of the Apple Keynote!
  5. macrumors 68020


    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.
  6. macrumors 68020


    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?
  7. arn
    macrumors god


    Staff Member

    it'll change closer to keynote.

  8. macrumors 6502a

    Martin C

    Awesome that MacRumorsLive will work on my iPhone. Thanks arn!
  9. macrumors 6502a

    5 more days!!!!!!!! I can't take this anymore!!! :(
  10. macrumors 6502

    there goes another non-productive day at work! :D
  11. macrumors regular

    I believe Apple generally prohibits live video streams of their keynotes.
  12. macrumors 68020

    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!
  13. macrumors 6502a

    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.
  14. macrumors 65816

    Please test everything thoroughly so the site doesn't grind to a halt. :)
  15. macrumors 65816



    Thanks Arn!

    Amen to the "less than productive" Tuesday that is coming up...
  16. Can
    macrumors member

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


    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:
  18. macrumors 6502


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

    He was a real funny kid.
  19. macrumors 6502

    They can go beyond by Apple announcing that the iPhone will be fully unlocked and fully supported.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    glad i'm done with class before the keynote starts
  21. macrumors 6502

    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)
  22. macrumors member


    Ahhhhh yeah!

    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:
  23. macrumors newbie

    MacRumors, as always thanks for your coverage! Can't wait!!! :D
  24. macrumors demi-god


    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!!
  25. macrumors 6502a

    will the page specially formatted for iphone/itouch work with IE explorer on a smartphone?

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