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With less than five days to go until Tim Cook takes the stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Apple has begun promoting the event --?at which the iPhone 6, iWatch, and perhaps second-generation iPad Air will be unveiled -- on its homepage with a countdown timer to the live stream.




"Live video from our special event will be right here," the page reads. "And so will a whole lot more." The company then implores users to tune in to "follow every moment" and provides a quick iCal-compatible shortcut to add the event to a calendar.

Apple announced the Sept. 9 event two weeks before it is to be held, an unusually long lead time that suggests it may view the announcements as significant. Apple generally gives journalists a one-week notice.

Additionally, rather than holding the press availability at its now-traditional venue -- the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco -- or its own on-campus theater, Apple chose to move to Cupertino's Flint Center. The Flint Center holds nearly 3,000 people, nearly three times as many as the much smaller Yerba Buena theater.

Adding fuel to the fire is Apple's construction of a large, two-story building on the grounds of the Flint Center. The building's purpose remains unknown, though many speculate that it will play host to an enhanced and enlarged version of the "hands on" area where the company traditionally allows journalists to fondle new products.

AppleInsider will be on hand at the Flint Center next Tuesday and will bring live coverage from inside the venue.
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Considering all the additional effort Apple is putting into this event to get the widest possible coverage this news is unexpected, but I'm still glad to see they didn't wait until Monday to let us know.

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Awesome! 8-)

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Good. This is how it should always be done. Allow anyone using anything to watch it.

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YYYYYEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

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Apple is making a bigger deal about this than any even in the recent past I can remember.

This is gonna be huge.

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Tune in to "follow every moment"?

If there ever was any proof that apple was making a self driving car, this stumps them all. Or it could just be an electronic tail. Which could be equally as cool.

Question..would it have Touch ID?
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This has to be the new product categories that were promised. Has to be.
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Courageous, too. I've thought in the past they wanted to be able to edit out glitches, but they must be more confident now. Something big is in the works.
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If I turn up to De Anza college on Tuesday is there any chance I'll be able to get in to see anything?

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In thinking an iWatch, new iPhone(s) maybe an Apple TV too. Maybe even more category's we can't even imagine. What if apple released a pair of apple glasses? Mind=blown!

You heard it here first folks.
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Courageous, too. I've thought in the past they wanted to be able to edit out glitches, but they must be more confident now. Something big is in the works.

They still edit it later. When Anki was shown at WWDC, the live stream showed the manager on stage had multiple issues with communications between the iPhone and the toy car. In the downloaded "podcast" version, that sequence is much shortened and it looks like just a few seconds of fussing before the device works. I remember being surprised at how long that guy took to get it to work - I completely understand that little glitches like that happen, especially with a brand new product, but it's just so rare to see at an Apple keynote.

 

On a different subject, AppleInsider's continued use of the phrase "fondle new products" is a little creepy.

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They still edit it later. When Anki was shown at WWDC, the live stream showed the manager on stage had multiple issues with communications between the iPhone and the toy car. In the downloaded "podcast" version, that sequence is much shortened and it looks like just a few seconds of fussing before the device works. I remember being surprised at how long that guy took to get it to work - I completely understand that little glitches like that happen, especially with a brand new product, but it's just so rare to see at an Apple keynote.

On a different subject, AppleInsider's continued use of the phrase "fondle new products" is a little creepy.

Aha, that explains the memory I have of that little car snafu. So that event was streamed live. I just read about the editing the other day. Memory serves after all, however pale and wan.

So are these events always live streamed?
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Courageous, too. I've thought in the past they wanted to be able to edit out glitches, but they must be more confident now. Something big is in the works.

Samsung Electronics R&D will be holding a viewing party, taking copious notes. Afterwards, they'll high-five their newfound solution to their "crisis in design" for 2015.

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Aha, that explains the memory I have of that little car snafu. So that event was streamed live. I just read about the editing the other day. Memory serves after all, however pale and wan.

So are these events always live streamed?

They haven't been streamed 100% of the time, but they are quite often and it seems like more regularly as time goes on. I think the most unusual part is how much advertising they're putting out that it'll be a streamed event, and a big one. As Solipsism said, sometimes it's just a note the day before, or a link on their website that shows it'll be streamed. A countdown timer from 5 days beforehand really seems like they're trying to build hype.

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I can't recall so much hoopla over an introduction since Dean Kamen introduced the Segway.

 

Well, maybe.... but IT wasn't real.

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On a different subject, AppleInsider's continued use of the phrase "fondle new products" is a little creepy.
How they throw in 'fondle' and don't slide a 'dongle' in the same articles I'll never know.
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So are these events always live streamed?
I believe all iPhone events have been live streamed. At least since the iPhone 4 IIRC.
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Buying popcorn now...

 

I promise to not eat it until the event...

 

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If I turn up to De Anza college on Tuesday is there any chance I'll be able to get in to see anything?

Highly improbable. It is an invitation-only event.

 

Heck, the venue isn't even large enough to accommodate all of Apple's employees based in Cupertino, let alone De Anza College students/faculty/staff and random looky-loos.

 

Knowing how Apple works, their PR department likely went into control freak mode to generate the guest list.

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Any other tech people on this site the wrong side of 50 that feel like 7 year olds the week before your 8th Birthday?

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On a different subject, AppleInsider's continued use of the phrase "fondle new products" is a little creepy.

... But probably accurate :-)
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Any other tech people on this site the wrong side of 50 that feel like 7 year olds the week before your 8th Birthday?

 

Does it count if I’m excited about the new iPhone but feel in general that I’m on the other side of 50? I have the hair for it, at least.

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 "follow every moment" 

 

If we are talking about iWatch as a wrist worn tracker, I can follow every moment with HealthKit. If iWatch is a new AppleTV I can follow every moment when iWatch. I am so confused....

 

Will iWatch the event and follow every moment? Absolutely!

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They still edit it later. When Anki was shown at WWDC, the live stream showed the manager on stage had multiple issues with communications between the iPhone and the toy car. In the downloaded "podcast" version, that sequence is much shortened and it looks like just a few seconds of fussing before the device works. I remember being surprised at how long that guy took to get it to work - I completely understand that little glitches like that happen, especially with a brand new product, but it's just so rare to see at an Apple keynote.

 

On a different subject, AppleInsider's continued use of the phrase "fondle new products" is a little creepy.

 

LMFAO!!  "fondle new products"  Too funny!!

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The last time they had all black Apple logo and background when they announced the iPhone. This is all white. Looks like something significant.
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Apple is making a bigger deal about this than any even in the recent past I can remember.

This is gonna be huge.

Yeah, seems like a really big build-up. I'm hoping for a breakthrough in alternative energy technology, or something comparably significant. Maybe they're just going to buy Tesla and put all of their resources behind it to make it more practical for the average consumer. Any other far-flung fantasies out there?
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Definitely sounds like an iWatch announcement. "Wish we could say more." Like a ..."One More Thing"

And the countdown? Time. Apple doesn't do countdowns. Why now?
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I'm surprised no one has called about the very strong wording on the page.  "Live video from our special event will be right here.  And so will a whole lot more."

 

This flat out promises that Apple.com will be serving up more than just video from the event.  So not only will we be wowed by the products being rolled out, but apparently the ways it's presented on Apple.com will also be remarkable.  (And hype worthy.)

 

Either the folks at Apple have gone insane, or Tuesday will be special.

 

(And I can't resist saying... maybe the 'whole lot more' that will be on Apple.com are nude celebrity photos direct from iCloud!)

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Yeah, seems like a really big build-up. I'm hoping for a breakthrough in alternative energy technology, or something comparably significant. Maybe they're just going to buy Tesla and put all of their resources behind it to make it more practical for the average consumer. Any other far-flung fantasies out there?

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Good. This is how it should always be done. Allow anyone using anything to watch it.

 

A very "Cookian" move (and a welcome one by me) as his style's being added to the corp's ongoing DNA....

 

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I can't recall so much hoopla over an introduction since Dean Kamen introduced the Segway.

 

Well, maybe.... but IT wasn't real.

http://southpark.cc.com/full-episodes/s05e11-the-entity

 

Ha, I remember that bit of super over hype as well....  ...at least Woz liked (likes?) his....

...and about 20 years earlier, the NY Times going gaga over the development of diamond film - that was going to replace many states of other industrial arts from integrated circuits to (still uninvented) smart phone screens...  ...so where are our diamond screen phones while we're still anticipating less ultimate sapphire ones...??

Anyway, I 'spect more to come out of 9/9's doin's in the short term than either of those bits of journalistic hyperbole.

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They still edit it later. When Anki was shown at WWDC, the live stream showed the manager on stage had multiple issues with communications between the iPhone and the toy car. In the downloaded "podcast" version, that sequence is much shortened and it looks like just a few seconds of fussing before the device works. I remember being surprised at how long that guy took to get it to work - I completely understand that little glitches like that happen, especially with a brand new product, but it's just so rare to see at an Apple keynote.

On a different subject, AppleInsider's continued use of the phrase "fondle new products" is a little creepy.
Pretty sure that was last years WWDC, but I did watch threw the event and remember the total difference.
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Aha, that explains the memory I have of that little car snafu. So that event was streamed live. I just read about the editing the other day. Memory serves after all, however pale and wan.

So are these events always live streamed?
Most of them, at least everyone for last 2-3 years. Usually they announce day of not 5 days ahead, as well they do limit it to certain devices on the few years ago ones.
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I've got to get from Maine back to Florida in the next few days! Tell a Apple to wait if I'm delayed will ya?
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I've got to get from Maine back to Florida in the next few days! Tell a Apple to wait if I'm delayed will ya?

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
Tim Cook says, "No problem."


Ooh, but Dalrymple says, “Nope.”

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So are these events always live streamed?
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Most of them, at least everyone for last 2-3 years.

That's not true at all! This is the first time this event has been live streamed (at least for the last 5 years). Apple has live streamed many of their other events - but not this one - at least not for the last 5 years. I know because I've eagerly followed every new phone announcement since the 3GS and each year I've had to tune in to one of many live BLOGs because there was no live STREAM!

I'm looking forward to Tuesdays event more than I look forward to Christmas or my Birthday! So excited!!!
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They still edit it later. When Anki was shown at WWDC, the live stream showed the manager on stage had multiple issues with communications between the iPhone and the toy car. In the downloaded "podcast" version, that sequence is much shortened and it looks like just a few seconds of fussing before the device works. I remember being surprised at how long that guy took to get it to work - I completely understand that little glitches like that happen, especially with a brand new product, but it's just so rare to see at an Apple keynote.

On a different subject, AppleInsider's continued use of the phrase "fondle new products" is a little creepy.

Couldn't agree more with your last point. Maybe it's just me, but I've never heard it used in a context not creepy-related.
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I expect this will be available on the Apple TV as well. I just can't wait to watch this one.

 

WWDC 2014 was a blockbuster.  This is the yin to WWDC's yang. The features they couldn't demo at WWDC will finally be unveiled!

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Wait! Isn't the earth going to be hit with a solar plasma flare that day??
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Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post
Wait! Isn't the earth going to be hit with a solar plasma flare that day??


Oh, is that when they’re predicting? M class or X class?

 

I’d actually prefer to have the grid wiped out for a few weeks. It would force our government to get off their hinders and pass legislation that would create hundreds of thousands of jobs in the fields of electronics and construction. We’d finally BURY our electric lines where they belong, making our cities more beautiful and safe from this sort of thing.

 

I’m not really one for jobs created by a government specifically for a time of crisis, but this is sort of important.

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