How will you find out about Aug. 7 announcements?

How will you find out about Aug. 7 announcements?

  • MacRumors Live Coverage

    Votes: 66 71.7%
  • Keynote Stream

    Votes: 20 21.7%
  • Visit the Apple website after the event

    Votes: 38 41.3%
  • Listen to an audio stream

    Votes: 5 5.4%
  • Live coverage from another source

    Votes: 20 21.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 5.4%

  • Total voters
    92
  • Poll closed .

thesdx

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 12, 2007
673
2
How will you find out about the August 7th announcements? If MacRumors provides live coverage, I'll probably be watching that the whole time. Then, when the keynote stream gets published, I'll watch that. That's usually what I do for Apple events. How about you?
 

diehardmacfan

macrumors regular
Mar 12, 2007
204
0
same but this time i wont have internet acces until about 3 hours after the event so ill have to wait, but i plan on ordering it that night or the next day.
 

roland.g

macrumors 604
Apr 11, 2005
6,560
1,485
i plan on ordering it that night or the next day.
If they have demo displays on Tues or Wed I plan to go see them right away. Sorry even with all the hype etc, I still can't order something like that without seeing it in person. Plus I gotta check with a couple ex-employees at the Apple Store if they are getting EPP right away or not. (Sometimes with hot new product they delay the EPP availability until initial demand is met.) If not that will be a tough choice, wait another month for 15% off or buy right away at full price. Especially since I will BTO and the 15% also applies to CPU, RAM, HDD, GPU and Applecare options. And with the EPP discount it makes it worth it to go with the Apple RAM vs 3rd party. Of course this all depends on what the specs and options are.
 

pcorajr

macrumors 6502
Jun 6, 2007
311
0
I will be visiting different sites during the event. By the end of the day my F5 key will be broke =)
 

neven

macrumors 6502a
Oct 10, 2006
815
0
Portland, OR
Arn has said that there will be no MR Live coverage of this event.

I'll be checking Apple.com that morning. Hopefully they'll update it by 11:00 or so. When I order my iMac depends on:

- whether they actually announce one (99% sure now)
- if it's immediately available (it better be!)
...and most importantly...
- how cool it is

If it's a total WOW, I'm ordering it right from Apple.com without even seeing a demo. Most likely, I'll wait for the Keynote stream, then order.

In the unlikely event that it's not that impressive, I'll wait until the local store has it.
 

neven

macrumors 6502a
Oct 10, 2006
815
0
Portland, OR
How do you go about watching the announcement? Will it be streaming live from the Apple site?
Not live, no. They'll probably post a QuickTime stream of it later in the day (around 3 PM PDT).

Depends on how big the event is, though, and how they've set up the new product website. If it has a lot of video demoes, they might hold off on the announcement stream.
 

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
19,239
4
this isn't an event like WWDC or MWSF.
i'll check macrumors as they'll post the details as they're announced.
 

samh004

macrumors 68020
Mar 1, 2004
2,209
85
Australia
I will wake up Wednesday morning, log on to MR and check out the news stories. I'll discover that a tablet Mac in a 13" form factor with LED screen was not released, and proceed to buy a Black MacBook for myself.
 

revenuee

macrumors 68020
Sep 13, 2003
2,251
1
I will have credit card in hand and order myself a new iMac -- BIGGEST SCREEN version
 

stockcerts

macrumors 65816
Jun 29, 2007
1,284
14
San Francisco, CA
I'll probably call the local Apple store after the announcement to see if they have the new Imacs in stock, or when they expect to have them. I'm way too impatient to order them on-line if they're available in the Apple Stores.
 

bonafide

macrumors regular
Feb 26, 2007
156
0
I'll have my browser open to Macrumors.com, Apple.com & Appleinsider.com and continiously hit refresh every 2 minutes for the whole day until I see a report indicating the new iMac is out and ready for sale!