Are Apple keynotes a secret?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by lostngone, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    Are these product announcements suppose to be a secret? They are not open to the public but who do you need to know to get in? Apple wants the people in the industry and the press there but they don't just send invites to every Tom, Dick and Harry.
     
  2. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    You have to be with the press, or a friend of the company.
     
  3. lostngone thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Ok we know Apple hates 99.5% of all bloggers and "rumor" sites. What does Apple consider press? If you work for a newspaper what does its readership need to be at before they will send you an invite?
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    MacRumors gets invited as do a lot of the larger rumor sites.

    Most of these events are closed.
     
  5. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Those "bloggers and "rumor" sites" keep people talking about Apple. That is what they want, their name and products in peoples minds.
     
  6. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    They're not secret, they're just invite only.
    Engadget, gizmodo will be liveblogging what the people are saying, uploading pictures of what they're showing, saying what they think about what Apple, Jobs etc are showing.
    The keynote is an event for Apple to get the word out. They just like having a polished video stream/download for general public.
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    MacRumors does not get invited to these.
     
  8. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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    What is the big deal with Keynote? I use NeoOffice Impress.
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    This deserves a facepalm followed by ten pictures of bunnies.
     
  10. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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  11. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    No, but they do live-blog it.
     
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    I count ten bunnies. I got too tired to find another picture for a post that should be deleted soon.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    lostngone it pays to run a site that has a large member base as it would suggest some people actually put a lot of stock in what these sites have to say.

    Three cheers for being unnecessary. :rolleyes:
     
  15. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    You sir, are a winner.
     
  16. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    That's not what the recipe called for. ;)

    Also, @pdjudd, aren't the only events that MacRumors Live covers events like Macworld and WWDC (i.e. not invite-only events)?
     
  17. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Apple loves rumor sites. Its the rumor sites that generate all the hype about the products. Like the tablet.
     
  18. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    Then why post it? :rolleyes:
    Would be interesting if this event was halfway towards MacWorld in length, and number of announcements. Could they update iTunes in a big way, will they have Schiller doing a silly iChat/iLife/iWork gag?
     
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  20. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Because it was funny. These forums are first and foremost for fun.
     
  21. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    fun discussion of Mac News and Mac Rumors, aye. Can't complain when there are pictures of fluffy bunnies (well, one could make one complaint about the type but that's by the by ;) ).

    Will be interesting to see if they try and lockdown live Qik/Kyte/other video livestreaming, seeing as their iPhone product now does it and there will be plenty in the room.
     
  22. Creative One macrumors 6502

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    For some reason I thought MR was a part of the keynotes?
     
  23. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    From what I recall there was coverage. Trouble is the last event like this was quite a while ago and I do not recall how that was done - it's very probably that arn simply re-broadcast another live blogger but I don't remember anymore..

    Arn goes to the events that he can (like WWDC) since those ones are not invite only...
     

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