PSA: Apple's March 27 Event Won't Be Live Streamed

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While Apple often offers a live stream for its special events, the company has confirmed there will be no live stream for the March 27 education-focused event set to take place at Lane Tech High School in Chicago.

Apple today updated the Events app on the Apple TV to add an image of the invitation for the upcoming event and to note that a video will be uploaded later in the day following the conclusion of the event.


Apple has not held an education-focused event since 2012, so we weren't sure what to expect. That event was not streamed either. Given that this is primarily an event for teachers and students rather than regular customers, it isn't a surprise that we'll have no live stream.

MacRumors will offer live coverage of the educational event both here on MacRumors.com and on our MacRumorsLive Twitter account, so make sure to visit us on Tuesday if you want to hear about what Apple has in store for schools.

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Dave245

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I thought they were going to live stream when I saw the event on my Apple TV, it makes sense tho considering this event is for the education market and not general consumers. I’m guessing no other products apart from the iPad.
 
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I was looking forward to product announcements. Something exciting. If Apple fails in other aspects, it excels at marketing, and these presentations are usually their “cash in the bank” successes.

The fact it isn’t going to be live streamed means there’s nothing to see. May as well move along folks.
 
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guzhogi

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that means it's unimportant
I thought they were going to live stream when I saw the event on my Apple TV, it makes sense tho considering this event is for the education market and not general consumers. I’m guessing no other products apart from the iPad.
Goldfrapp, maybe unimportant to you and general consumers, but could be very important to education. As some who works in a school which has a 1:1 iPad program for all 2-5th graders, this could be very important to me and my colleagues.
 

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Well, there is no doubt that Apple really needs to get their act together in the Education sector again. How they managed to squander all the fantastic inroads they were finally making I'll never know. Actually, that's a lie - I know exactly why they did it: short-term profits at the expense of all else. They decided to try and force a 1:1 ratio of devices to users, whereas their prior education (and small-business, for that matter) ecosystem allowed for seamless sharing of Mac systems (something they have never properly implemented with iPads, regardless of the obvious need to do so). Despite any hype you may have heard, Apple's product ecosystem, both in terms of costs to schools (if 1:1 adoption is implemented, as Apple intends), or in terms of usability and integration (if you don't do so) has done nothing beyond making their products less (FAR less) attractive to the education market - either due to inflated costs, or due to their usability being fundamentally Borked, whereas it used to be nigh-unassailable.
 
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Dave245

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Goldfrapp, maybe unimportant to you and general consumers, but could be very important to education. As some who works in a school which has a 1:1 iPad program for all 2-5th graders, this could be very important to me and my colleagues.
That’s why I said it’s not for general consumers, it may be important to you and students because a cheaper iPad and Apple Pencil support for it would be great. Personally I’m more interested in the iPad Pro with Face ID this year and this rumoured new MacBook that’s suppose to be announced (probably at WWDC or later)
 
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