How will we know what's going on, on Apple's event Tuesday?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Spooner83, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. Spooner83 macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2011
    Since, we usually get live updates from the invited parties at the event, how will we get them if it's at Apple's campus? They'll be blocking videos and updating on sites so how will we be able to see what's going on? Wait for the keynote?
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    How will they block updating on sites?

    EDIT: Even if you can't get WiFi, you could text someone else to post it. The whole point of a press event is to get press coverage, why would they try stop the media reporting on it?
  3. iEnvy macrumors 65816


    Jun 25, 2010
    I agree, how would they block out what's going on? ^
    I'm pretty sure Apple has WiFi, come on guys, they want people to see the new product.
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

    The Californian

    Jan 17, 2009
    Surfers Paradise
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8L1 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they did lock people out of wifi, remember the embarrassing moments for the iPhone 4 when Steve couldn't get a page to load because the wifi was overloaded. Most likely though they'll just have a dedicated wifi connection for the demo and others for the press.
  5. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    That was because there were 5000 people in the auditorium at the Moscone Center, a large percentage of whom were using WiFi and/or Mifi devices. Apple's town hall area is much smaller, so there will be far less of an issue with networking.
  6. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    That was always a head-scratcher for me. I would have figured that with Steve's attention to detail that they would have seen that coming and accommodated with a dedicated networking setup just for the demo hardware. I'm sure that won't happen again.
  7. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Live blogs from Engadget and Macworld. Same as always.
  8. vitzr macrumors 68030


    Jul 28, 2011
    I just downloaded the new Apple Clairvoyance App.
  9. admanimal macrumors 68040

    Apr 22, 2005
    The problem was there were hundreds of Mifi devices creating wireless networks and interfering with the official networks, in addition to the fact that 5000 people had one or more wireless clients all trying to connect to something.

    The Moscone Center has a crazy amount of bandwidth (I have downloaded things at 50MB/s from a wired connection) and the wireless network is about as good as it can get, but at the end of the day, physics determines whether there are just too many signals flying around for things to work right.
  10. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    I knew you were going to say that.
  11. EddyP macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    Sometimes there are also people streaming live feeds. The quality typically sucks, but if you HAVE to see it ASAP it's an option. Google should get you something on Tuesday. Or I'm sure someone around here will post a link.
  12. lnferno macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2008
    On a side note, for the room that Apple hosting the keynote in their campus, how many people does it hold?
  13. CBillups1 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 1, 2008
    we will get up to the minute info like always
  14. Deadpulse macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
  15. Muad'Dib macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
    Why would they block it? Have they blocked for past events on campus?


    usually not
  16. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    I'm hoping Apple does a live stream for Apple devices because I only have one class on Tuesday which will end before the keynote starts, so I'd rather watch it. But if I was in class 9or if Apple doesn't stream it) then I'd go with Engadget's liveblogging. They do a good job getting the info up and providing accompanying pictures.
  17. boss.king macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2009
    Yeah, Engadget is pretty good. I'd say between MacRumors and there you're pretty well covered. I'd recommend Engadget primarily though (no offence to Arn and Co. but I've found they do better up-to-the minute coverage) then come back here for in-depth analysis and discussion. Best of both worlds :)

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