Will Apple be joining the 21st century and live-stream their event tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Konrad9, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Konrad9 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope... still apparently impossible.

    Was hoping this absurd policy would end when Steve left the company, but sadly not. Kind of weird how E3 can live-stream to millions of people, the RNC and DNC can live-stream to tens of millions of people... and yet Apple, the wealthiest company in the world, can't figure out how to live-stream a ~1 hour event twice a year.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Apple pioneered live streaming events back in the late 1990's. Even some of the events in the early 2000's when Jobs was CEO. Apple isn't able to do it anymore because they'd lose the ability to edit out mistakes and other things and because it would clog up the internet.
     
  3. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    Yea weird that all company do that nowadays! Not streaming their event! What gives!?
     
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    Apple did live stream a media event very recently (September 2010 iPod keynote) and the Internet went on its merry way being fine.

    I think its their infrastructure that can't take it. Everyone kept getting disconnected or video would pause. It wasn't too great of an experience. I think that has more to do with why they stopped doing it.
     
  6. malman89 macrumors 68000

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    /thread

    Seriously? Seriously.

    Live blogs with as many/more pics, tweets, and content than a singular Apple live stream, multiplied by every tech site, major bloggers, and a wide array of traditional news sites isn't more of a bandwidth hog?

    Right.
     
  7. inscrewtable macrumors 68000

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    "...Will Apple be joining the 21st century..."

    Join? I think you're forgetting that Apple created the 21st Century!
     
  8. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Apple holds an invitation-only press event, and people clamor to be a part of it to get the scoop as soon as possible. By not broadcasting it, people flock to participating websites and Twitter to get details. Then at the end of the day, they still want to watch the video when Apple posts it. If the event was broadcast live to anyone with an internet connection, it would cost Apple quite a bit of buzz.

    Not livecasting major keynotes like this is a calculated marketing decision, not any kind of lack of infrastructure.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    It probably helps drive traffic to tech sites that Apple have a relationship with? You know....tech sites and other members of the press who get pre-releases, sneak-peeks, etc, to preview and review.

    Otherwise, why hold an invite-only event at all?



    That's just my guess though. I don't think it's so bad to wait a (very) short time for a video from Apple.
     

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