Tomorrow Apple will be holding a special event starting a 1 PM EST. Those of us that can't make it to the event itself usually rely on liveblogs from folks like our own Noah Kravitz (who will be liveblogging tomorrow's event right here), but Apple is changing things up for tomorrow's event, opting to livestream the whole thing on their website. Unfortunately, it sounds like you'll need a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod in order to catch the event. According to Apple, viewing the livestream "requires either a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard, an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad." You can check out the full press release below.
It's kind of strange that Apple is requiring a Mac or iDevice in order to watch the event tomorrow, but I suppose that's their way of promoting their own products. There may be some way to get your Windows or Linux-based browser to spoof itself and make Apple's site think you're running OS X, but you could always just check out a liveblog instead (like ours, which can be found right here.) So, readers, do you plan to watch the livestream of Apple's event tomorrow or are you going to stick to your regular methods and read a liveblog instead? Apple's event begins tomorrow at 1 PM EST and, in case I haven't driven it home enough, you can find PhoneDog's liveblog of the whole thing right here!
Apple to Provide Live Video Streaming of September 1 Event
Live video stream of Apple’s September 1 event
Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 10:00 a.m. PDT
Live Video Streaming
Apple® will broadcast its September 1 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. Viewing requires either a Mac® running Safari® on Mac OS® X version 10.6 Snow Leopard®, an iPhone® or iPod touch® running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad™. The live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on September 1, 2010 at www.apple.com.
This broadcast is the property of Apple and is protected by US copyright law and international treaties. Any reproduction or distribution is strictly prohibited without prior written approval from Apple. Please contact Apple Public Relations with any questions.
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