Apple TV special events channel launches hours ahead of 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' event

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in iPhone edited September 2014
As Apple gears up for what at least one national news channel has called a "historic" announcement, the iPhone maker has re-added its own Special Events channel the Apple TV, providing interested consumers with another avenue for watching the event unfold live.




The channel is predictably sparse, given its single-purpose mission, providing a countdown to Tuesday's event as well as the ability to rewatch previous Apple keynotes. Its icon has been updated to match the stark Apple artwork that adorns the latest event-related materials.

Apple is widely expected to introduce at least one model of the next-generation iPhone --?possibly two, with a 5.5-inch "phablet" device joining the 4.7-inch variant --?alongside as the long-anticipated "iWatch" and a new iTunes-backed mobile payment system. The second-generation iPad Air has been rumored to make an appearance as well, though that has gone largely unsubstantiated.




In addition to second- and third-generation Apple TVs, interested parties can watch the live stream on Apple's website, where it has taken over top billing. Viewers will need Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X 10.6.8 or later, or iOS 6.0 or later if watching from an iPhone or iPad.

AppleInsider will be on hand at the Flint Center in Cupertino and will bring live coverage of Tuesday's announcements.
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  • Reply 1 of 65

    BREAKING: new shot from inside the conference hall. Now freed from Microsoft’s wrath, Ballmer is able to express his love for the real OS of his dreams.

  • Reply 3 of 65
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,480member

    The Android troll army (sometimes referred to as Orcs) is massing somewhere near Cupertino. If you listen you can hear them sharpening their weapons, see their campfires, smell their stench. The battle for Middle Silicon Valley is approaching. The trolls have been busy getting their comments copied to their clipboards so they can drop identical posts in numerous threads. It’s the same old nonsense but they are Orcs after all. The minute Cook steps on stage they will attack. Tech websites everywhere will be set ablaze.

     

    Who will defend against them? Are you an Orc or an Elf? I feel more like an Ent.

  • Reply 4 of 65
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,383member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    The Android troll army (sometimes referred to as Orcs) is massing somewhere near Cupertino. If you listen you can hear them sharpening their weapons, see their campfires, smell their stench. The battle for Middle Silicon Valley is approaching. The trolls have been busy getting their comments copied to their clipboards so they can drop identical posts in numerous threads. It’s the same old nonsense but they are Orcs after all. The minute Cook steps on stage they will attack. Tech websites everywhere will be set ablaze.

    Who will defend against them? Are you an Orc or an Elf? I feel more like an Ent.

    Oh come on, we know from all the stats they are mostly under 13 years old ... no need to fear them, just throw candy.

    EDIT: Cheap candy of course .... :D
  • Reply 5 of 65
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    The Android troll army (sometimes referred to as Orcs) is massing somewhere near Cupertino. If you listen you can hear them sharpening their weapons, see their campfires, smell their stench. The battle for Middle Silicon Valley is approaching. The trolls have been busy getting their comments copied to their clipboards so they can drop identical posts in numerous threads. It’s the same old nonsense but they are Orcs after all. The minute Cook steps on stage they will attack. Tech websites everywhere will be set ablaze.

    Who will defend against them? Are you an Orc or an Elf? I feel more like an Ent.
    And tech sites like the Verge will fan the flames because page views trump everything these days.
  • Reply 6 of 65
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,383member
    It is always at these sort of momentous occasions the time zone thing hits home. After 25 years in the States I still get mind blown over it when chatting with friends in the UK and France. Just think, it is 9 a.m. EST and the people of Papeete have already started watching Tim! :D
  • Reply 7 of 65
    prokipprokip Posts: 171member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post



    It is always at these sort of momentous occasions the time zone thing hits home. After 25 years in the States I still get mind blown over it when chatting with friends in the UK and France. Just think, it is 9 a.m. EST and the people of Papeete have already started watching Tim! image

    Yeah,  I must be crazy,  because I am up at 3:00 AM Wednesday morning In Australia to catch the Tim Cook feed.

     

    But I did the same for Stevo for many years, so Tim deserves the same respect.

     

    And no... I do not know the score for last night's (Tuesday's) game!  Argh...who are you people?

  • Reply 8 of 65
    I was getting worked up needlessly!

    Advantage of being GMT+ 5.5 hours is that I can watch this with peace of mind at Home after the kids are all asleep, not trying to watch it stealthily in the office, looking over my shoulder!

    Of course, that's where the advantage ends. When it comes to getting the iThing in the hands, you guys have all the advantage!
  • Reply 9 of 65
    About that Apple wearable thingie that you can use to buy things ...

    Maybe not this year, but next?


    [IMG ALT=""]http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/48343/width/500/height/1000[/IMG]
  • Reply 10 of 65

    Perhaps it's just me, but it seems that when the word "Historic" is thrown into the mix - that means something SUBSTANTIAL is going to be introduced that hasn't previously been showcased.   

     

    In my opinion, and it's only MY opinion,  that if ABC wants to throw around the word "historic" - and then Apple comes out with 4.7" and a 5.5" phones.......  and a watch.......   nothing there is historic at all, save the fact that Apple is finally caving to pressure from the consumers to introduce bigger screens.  The watch has already been done by more than one vendor - so regardless of what other might say here, they're late to the party on this. They might and probably will end up doing it better, but collectively, none of these items is historic.  So ABC running with that word ends up either really being on the mark and we're going to see something mind blowing - IE: They finally drop the Apple TV in all of its glory (hence the big stage etc) or..... maybe..... maybe ABC embarrasses Apple by really making a big deal out of nothing really special.  Don't get me wrong - Apple makes some pretty incredible gear.  I write this on my Macbook Air, and while I've had it a year, every time I pick it up I have a grin on my face.  Is it just me, or was the last time Apple did something TRULY historic - was when they introduced the iPhone?  Steve stated that they finally solved the mystery of the TV and was very excited about it.  It's been almost 3 years since his passing.. Perhaps we'll get to see some more of his genius.  THAT would be historic... (why else would ABC be involved here with the exclusive interview?)

  • Reply 11 of 65
    BREAKING: new shot from inside the conference hall. Now freed from Microsoft’s wrath, Ballmer is able to express his love for the real OS of his dreams.
    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="48340" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/48340/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 362px">



    If an iPhone 5.5" is announced, you'll have to replace Steve with Sog35!
  • Reply 12 of 65
    chemicle wrote: »
     Is it just me, or was the last time Apple did something TRULY historic - was when they introduced the iPhone?  Steve stated that they finally solved the mystery of the TV and was very excited about it.  It's been almost 3 years since his passing.. Perhaps we'll get to see some more of his genius.  THAT would be historic... (why else would ABC be involved here with the exclusive interview?)

    I guess it is a matter of opinion. I thought WWDC this year was historic.
  • Reply 13 of 65
    lkrupp wrote: »
    The Android troll army (sometimes referred to as Orcs) is massing somewhere near Cupertino. If you listen you can hear them sharpening their weapons, see their campfires, smell their stench. The battle for Middle Silicon Valley is approaching. The trolls have been busy getting their comments copied to their clipboards so they can drop identical posts in numerous threads. It’s the same old nonsense but they are Orcs after all. The minute Cook steps on stage they will attack. Tech websites everywhere will be set ablaze.

    Who will defend against them? Are you an Orc or an Elf? I feel more like an Ent.


    Maybe some of these ...

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  • Reply 14 of 65
    chemicle wrote: »
    Perhaps we'll get to see some more of his genius.  THAT would be historic... (why else would ABC be involved here with the exclusive interview?)

    Mmm ... Who own's ABC?

    Mmm ... Who's CEO sits on Apple's board?

    Mmm ... Who's the largest shareholder in the above company?
  • Reply 15 of 65

    Indeed - poor question posed on my behalf.  She certainly has a lot to do with it - but I stand by my opinion of the use of "historic".  Clearly they know something we don't.  Good times all the way round.  I sure miss Steve doing these sessions though. ;)

  • Reply 16 of 65
    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post

    Mmm ... Who's the largest shareholder in the above company?



    Apple is announcing the purchase of Laurene Powell-Jobs!

     

    Wait…

  • Reply 17 of 65
    You'll know it's big when the iOS Dev Center goes down ...

    You'll know it's [I] really, really [/I] big if the Mac Dev Center goes down too ...


    Now, who's up for a little playtime?
  • Reply 18 of 65
    iaeeniaeen Posts: 588member
    chemicle wrote: »
    [...]The watch has already been done by more than one vendor - so regardless of what other might say here, they're late to the party on this. [...]Is it just me, or was the last time Apple did something TRULY historic - was when they introduced the iPhone?

    Everything Apple has ever done, including the iPhone, had been done before. Apple's (read Steve Jobs') genius is to take something that has already been done and revolutionize it.
  • Reply 19 of 65
    BREAKING: new shot from inside the conference hall. Now freed from Microsoft’s wrath, Ballmer is able to express his love for the real OS of his dreams.
    <img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="48340" data-type="61" src="http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/48340/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 362px">



    If an iPhone 5.5" is announced, you'll have to replace Steve with Sog35!

    At this point, we may have to tip our collective hats to sog35. Even Skil. That would be the gentlemanly thing to do.
  • Reply 20 of 65
    Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post

    At this point, we may have to tip our collective hats to sog35. Even Skil. That would be the gentlemanly thing to do.

     

    I don’t recall denying a 5.5”, just saying that it’s an absolutely terrible idea. I’ll tip something if I can be proven wrong in real-world utility, however. No problems there.

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