Apple redirecting their site to live stream in advance of event

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  1. chris

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    Well, this is a first. We reported that Apple as going to live stream tomorrow's special event. That's good news, for everyone, save for the journalists who got an invite. Their invite is slightly less precious, but still awesome just the same.

    Apple streaming an event isn't big news. However, today they are redirecting their entire homepage to the event. This isn't a redirect 5 minutes before an event, but a full 24 hours. Apple doesn't need more attention for tomorrow's event, but they are pushing for more. To me, that's incredible. This must be an important event. Typically, they just need 30 or so journalists to show up and boom - it's all over the news. Live streaming, pushing every customer to the event a full day before it happens. They want everyone to know that an event is happening and you'll want to know what's happening with Apple tomorrow.

    Count me intrigued..
     
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    That is very awesome! I'll be watching for roughly an hour. All I want to know about is the iPhone 6 and what sizes will be available.
     
  3. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    It's a shame that Apple seems to be cutting out a major market segment from watching live. There could be a lot of Windows users who are considering their first iDevice. I know, only we hard-core geeks will be watching live, but still...
     
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    What do they see when the event is happening? I mean the redirect is in place. What if a good portion come back? Sorry, you're computer cannot view the event?
     
  5. imutter

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    did anyone else get a new Applestore App?
     
  6. MoneyMaker79

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    When? Where? How? I don't use it anyways.
     
  7. iksn

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    My app did an "update" 3 days ago. Is that what you mean?
     
  8. Ledsteplin

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    You obviously got one. Was it an update or an actual new app? I don't keep it on my screen. I rarely use it. Usually just for freebies.
     
  9. imutter

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    Probably the one from 2 days ago? I sold my iPhone and am on iPad only here and there. On my iPad a new App new flat look not an update.
     
  10. imutter

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    Halfway through the keynote we will be like ........
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    Hi Guys!!
    Can you elaborate on that? I, too, am a PC user and thought I'd be able to watch it live on my Windows computer. If not, will I be able to watch it on my iPhone 5? Cheers!!
     
  12. RoofMonkey

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    I don't see how Apple would not make it possible to watch the event on a windows PC.
     
  13. billnye97

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    See the highlighted part below. It will only work with Safari on OSX or iOS 6.0 or higher. That is for the live stream. It will be available after the event to view on PCs as well.
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  14. chris

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    Not sure it these work, but here are directions for Windows users to watch live stream of today's event. Also, Apple is live blogging the event.
     
  15. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    Or:

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    Can I watch it from my iPad? Or do I need something?
     
  18. billnye97

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    Nope, you should be good to go (as long as you have iOS 6 or higher and use the Safari browser).
     
  19. missygal

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    Ok thanks! Just waiting now...
     
  20. RoofMonkey

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    Getting my 'geek' on......
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