Will Apple finally enter 2001 and live-stream the event on Wednesday?

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  1. Konrad9 macrumors 6502a

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    I can think of no legitimate reasons not to stream it live (other than fear of a mess up being broadcast), so why not?

    They could do it themselves, without fear of the 500 journalists clogging up their internet tubes.

    I like Apple events, I like their products, why can't we watch them live? "No, we don't want you to get excited about this event... read it in text and pictures that bloggers put up" :confused:
     
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    Do you have any idea what kind of bandwidth would be required to stream a major Apple Keynote live? The traffic would be staggering.

    Doing the keynotes offline and posting them later for download generates plenty of positive buzz for Apple. A clogged, constantly buffering, laggy live stream would just make people mad.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that it can be done, without lag or any problems. It's certainly within the realm of feasibility.
     
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    He is just making a point
     
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    Doh, I HAD to fall for that one, didnt I :eek:
     
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    It can be done, as a lot of things.
    But it costs a lot, since millions of people would watch it.
    Why spend so much money in bandwidth, when you can have people pay to write what's happening?
     
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    We're just saying it would be nice. It's possible to do.
     
  9. Konrad9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Kind of similar to the bandwidth needed to stream keynotes from E3, I'd imagine. Which MS, Sony, Nintendo, and many other companies do. Through dozens of websites.
     
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    Apple live streamed a keynote once before when they were showing off how well HTML5 worked.
     
  11. Konrad9 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, 2001. Two thousand and one. 11 years ago.

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    Because it makes them look antiquated and arrogant.
     
  12. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Antiquated, perhaps.

    Arrogant!!?? Apple arrogant!!??:eek:

    My lord, where could you get such an idea.

    Humble, aw shucks, modest Apple - arrogant!!??

    Such an idea...ridiculous! :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    I'm sure they wouldn't have to do it directly. Something tells me that there would be a lot of willing third party media outlets that would be more than happy to have the opportunity, coupled with possible ad revenue, to stream one of these announcements live.
     
  14. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    The question is, why would they?

    Apple has "invited" select members of the media. It knows that these reporters will go back and write up huge stories and hype the new stuff to the gills, and that millions of web/magazine/newspaper readers will soak it up. They do this every time, flying out to California on their employers' dime so they can give Apple free advertising.

    It also knows that the dedicated fanbase (that's us) will lap up every livetweet of the event as it happens, eyes glued to the screen, and then rush to the Store to see them in person.

    When you're guaranteed that kind of exposure, why bother with the bandwidth costs of a livestream?
     
  15. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    It didn't go too well when they did live stream a keynote. There were a lot of stutters and drop outs.

    I guess the next time they will try it is to demonstrate the technology as they introduce streaming TV channels to a future Apple TV product.
     

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