Apple Simulcasting iPad Event to BBC on March 2nd

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    Crunchgear posts the invite to UK reporters about their March 2nd event. Apple is hosting a simulcast of the event at the BBC Television Center.


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    While the simultaneous event is generating some speculation, we've learned that such a simulcast is relatively routine for Apple during their big launches.

    Apple execs provide Q&A and hands-on time with the new device for reports both in the U.S. and U.K. Apple is expected to announce the new iPad 2 during the March 2nd event.

    Article Link: Apple Simulcasting iPad Event to BBC on March 2nd
     
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    How come the iDevice launches are always bigger than the Mac launches...
     
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    Because they generate more revenue, profit, and mind share.

    They've also essentially brought up the lack luster marketshare of the Mac division.
     
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    What does this even mean?
    That iPad 2 will be at the BBC offices?
     
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    The title implies that the actual event would be shown on BBC (you know, the television channel).
     
  6. rovex macrumors 65816

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    Guessing this will be on the red button for those familiar with BBC and who are in the UK?
     
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    Presumably BBC2... :)
     
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    This is probably the most ambiguous news article ever.
     
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    Why not BBC1? :p
     
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    Well, it's actually neither because it's on the red button.
     
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    It better be on Ceefax too.
     
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    OK. Let me try to clarify.

    Back in 2005 or so, they held a similar event for the video iPod 5.5 satellite-linked to TV Centre here in London for the press. Hundreds of UK/European journalists were present. This event is similar.

    It's co-hosted apparently by Stephen Fry at the UK side and the invites are for members of the tech industry press. I'm confident that it will not be broadcast online or on BBC TV, digital or otherwise. However, there may be a stream of it elsewhere, maybe a download later or certainly live-blogging updates, either here on MR or elsewhere.
     
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    Wouldnt surprise me the littlest if Elton John attends the invite. I know He's dying for an iPad 2, haha.
     
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    Common guys, we all know they are just gonna facetime eachother on iPad 2's and call it magical....:D
     
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    I just hope Apple continues to provide a live stream for its presentations to everyone, since they started doing it again with the events in September and October last year. Please, Apple! ;)
     
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    Now you mention this I can see that happening.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. But, what if too many people are on wifi?
     
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    Because the iPad and iPhone are gateway drugs. Once you buy one of those two, you're compelled to buy a computer.
     
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    This post is a brutal win.
     
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    But we (we being Americans who desperately need iPlayer in our lives) already knew this announcement and are waiting with baited breath for the US iPlayer to take our money.

    But as the post states, this is fairly common for the BBC.

    I smiled when people mentioned Ceefax and Red Button. I'd only move to London for the television.
     
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    A live stream over Ceefax would be nothing short of amazing haha!
     
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    Perfect example of the easy of use, both for developers and consumers, of the iPad in comparison to Android.
     
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    And hopefully they announce :apple: iwork '11 as well.
     

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