Originally Posted by solipsism
I think the most interesting thing is how phenomenally well HTTP Live Streaming worked. How many people were watching this? How many DoS and other attacks did they deal with during the presentation today?
Really? I had to reload every five minutes or so as the video froze but the audio continued. It seems like it was struggling with the bandwidth-switching mechanism.
Also, occasionally I would suffer 2 minutes of the audio and video cutting in and out from a black screen. Not just freezing, it was: working-black-working-black-working at about half-second intervals.
I was actually a bit embarrassed for Apple through the whole thing. Aside from the lame HTTP streaming, we had the following:
- "whoops, we took all the buttons off the Shuffle and predictably we made it crap."
- "we're taking all the buttons off the Nano, but this time it'll be cool, honest."
- "people say the Touch is like an iPhone without the phone. So we're going to make it so it's even more like an iPhone without a phone. Really, the only thing we're leaving out now is the phone bit."
I was pretty disappointed by the whole thing. Plus, Chris Martin is a prat and can't sing.
Oh, by the way, I'm in the UK, so maybe that's why the video streaming was appalling. After all, we know that Apple has some vendetta against the UK!! Perhaps it's something to do with the Beatles!