Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Surprise -- Apple to provide live streaming of event

I can't remember the last time they provided a live stream of one of their events (it was in 2005), but tomorrow Apple will give consumers a look in at their product event in San Francisco.

Of course, there are a few caveats: you have to go to and supposedly have to be on a Mac running 10.6, or an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

"Hey, can anyone get a WiFi connection in here?"

AppleInsider speculates that Apple may be doing this following a WiFi hiccup at its last event where CEO Steve Jobs could not get enough bandwidth in the hall due to all the attendees live blogging the event. This seems like a reasonable move forward.

Products expected to be introduced include a new Apple TV box top that will run iOS, and new iPods. The hope is that there wil be some surprises such as a date for an OS update for the iPad which will add multitasking, folders and the like, a new version of iLife that will add new functionality, and a new business model for the newspaper industry (OK, maybe not the last item).