Please tell me apple is going to have a live feed for the keynote this Monday

Che Castro

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I already know the answer ,but it doesn't hurt to ask

They should have an app so we can stream it live on iDevices

I would love to watch it live on my apple tv
 

Che Castro

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Do you think this is smart thinking on there part

The first impressions that we get from what they introduce is from tech sites and not straight from apple

Unless you go into a bunker and then watch the keynote hours later
 

Spectrum Abuser

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Individuals pay a few thousand a piece to watch the event live. It would be just a tad unfair to stream it for free.
 

jgc

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Do you think this is smart thinking on there part

The first impressions that we get from what they introduce is from tech sites and not straight from apple

Unless you go into a bunker and then watch the keynote hours later
Bunker? Lots of people work. People have waited a year for this announcement. Waiting an extra few hours won't hurt a soul.
 

swingerofbirch

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Individuals pay a few thousand a piece to watch the event live. It would be just a tad unfair to stream it for free.
Hopefully that's dessert and not all that they're paying for. Well, actually, I shouldn't say hopefully because if you have the money to spend to just watch a keynote for the hell of it, good for you, but from what I understand there's a huge number of Apple engineers on hand and very specific sessions for developers that are actually helpful.

To the OP, they used to do live keynotes with QuickTime streaming. And they would have satellite feeds of the event into Apple Stores (I don't remember that happening a lot, though). I thought to myself the other day that if they wanted to limit participation because of bandwidth costs, they could allow Apple TV users exclusively to watch live (they already have live TV on Apple TV with a few niche channels like WSJ, etc.). I'm not sure why they stopped. It could be the cost. It could be that with the number of people watching one specific feed it becomes infeasible. But it's hard for me to imagine it's impossible.
 

craigsharp

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They used to have live video feeds years and years ago... before many of the iFanboi's times... Those were the days.... :(
 

CyBeRino

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Apple never has live feeds for their events.
They used to, back before doing so would break Akamai.

Seriously that was some high-bandwidth stuff.


They did it again a few years ago btw, to try out their http streaming stuff. Worked quite well for me.
 

Julien

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Individuals pay a few thousand a piece to watch the event live. It would be just a tad unfair to stream it for free.
More importantly is news media manipulation. All the news media spend thousands of dollars to send reporters. They think of creative ways and use runners to carry flash cards out to upload and put on air to scoop the competition. Since they spent all this money they make sure the story is on their sites, papers, TV,...

If it were just freely streamed there would be less coverage and less interest.
 

sulpfiction

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That's not free, you're forced to have commercials blared at you every few minutes.
Commercials don't cost me anything. If I sit down on my couch to watch a game with $100 in my pocket, and throughout the game I watch 75 commercials, guess what? At the end I still have that same $100 in my pocket.

Commercials cost the advertisers money. Not me.
 

JAT

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Commercials don't cost me anything. If I sit down on my couch to watch a game with $100 in my pocket, and throughout the game I watch 75 commercials, guess what? At the end I still have that same $100 in my pocket.

Commercials cost the advertisers money. Not me.
They cost me brain cells. And time. Far more valuable than cash. This is why I have Tivo.
 

sentinelsx

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Unfortunately you will have to settle for live blogging by the tech sites.

The keynote will be posted later in the evening or next day. I suppose waiting a few hours isn't going to hurt?
 

Jessica Lares

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They live stream the iPod announcements. But they limit it to iOS devices and Macs. But they also have guests come in to play music, so that's worth the watch. Just seeing people blab about software is not, not to the average person anyway.

TWIT is having a show tomorrow. I'd listen in. They usually go and pull up the illegal streams and play them out.
 

b166er

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WWDC isn't really for the average mac/iPhone user. It's for developers.

I'd rather see the edited/trimmed down keynote a few hours later on Apple's website, but that's just me. Mac Rumors and many other sites offer live tweets during the keynote.
 

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