Apple to provide live video streaming of ‘Back to the Mac’ special event to Mac and iOS devices

Apple will broadcast its October 20 “Back to the Mac” event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards.

Viewing requires either a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard, an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad. The live broadcast will begin at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on October 20, 2010 at http://www.apple.com/apple-events/october-2010/.

MacDailyNews Note: If you’re stuck on a Windows PC at work, don’t have an iOS device, or something equally horrific, we will be offer live notes of the event as well (link coming in a moment).

38 Comments

  1. Hmmm…seems like the (rather significant) restrictions on viewing capability is exactly the kind of thing that Apple-haterz look for and rant about. But, I guess if Apple is ONLY going to make Live online TV (World Series, Superbowl, The Office) a reality for Apple users, maybe it makes sense.

  2. Hmmm…seems like the (rather significant) restrictions on viewing capability is exactly the kind of thing that Apple-haterz look for and rant about. But, I guess if Apple is ONLY going to make Live online TV (World Series, Superbowl, The Office) a reality for Apple users, maybe it makes sense.

  3. I watched the last one on my iPhone.  It was fsckin sweet (though I wasn’t thrilled with these latest iPods).

    I spent those six agonizing months between the iPhone unveiling and its release watching the 2007 Macworld keynote obsessively.  I imagined that I’d no longer be tethered to a computer during Stevenotes, but I was thinking in terms of browsing sites like Engadget and MDN for their minute by minute updates.  I didn’t think I’d be able to actually watch it live on the phone, lol.

  4. I watched the last one on my iPhone.  It was fsckin sweet (though I wasn’t thrilled with these latest iPods).

    I spent those six agonizing months between the iPhone unveiling and its release watching the 2007 Macworld keynote obsessively.  I imagined that I’d no longer be tethered to a computer during Stevenotes, but I was thinking in terms of browsing sites like Engadget and MDN for their minute by minute updates.  I didn’t think I’d be able to actually watch it live on the phone, lol.

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