Update: Direct link to the stream
Yep, you read that right. For the first time in a long while, Apple will livestream it’s music event, today – 1st of September – at 10AM PDT. That’s 5PM GMT for those that want to work it out for their own time zone.
Great I hear you say – where can I get it. Simple, just point your browser at Apple.com and you’ll be acoustic-rocking. One small snag however, there’s a strict door policy to this here club. You have to be running a Mac with OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and be running Safari or holding an iOS3+ device in your palms. Yes that’s right, PC users, sorry you’re out; PPC Mac users, yep, sorry you’re out too and anyone not updated to at least iOS 3.0 on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad (where have you been?!) you’re out of luck too.
The reason for this most specific of requirements isn’t as simple as you might think. It’s not that Apple hates PC and Linux users (well it might, I’m just guessing here), it’s because everyone’s favourite fruit flavoured company is using its open source, but yet to be implemented anywhere else, HTTP live streaming protocol. That means you need QuickTime X or be using mobile Safari and it’s implementation of QT in iOS.
So for all you budding Mac/iOS users you’re in luck. PC users, well, you’re going to have to stick to the liveblogs, of which there are many (Engadget | GDGT | 9toMac | TUAW – to name but a few). Check back on good old PG later in the day for analysis, musings and downright critique of the day’s Apple events regardless of whether they be new iPods, a new Apple TV or even iOS4 on the iPad (OK that’s a personal hope there).