“Apple is hosting its next event at an auditorium normally reserved for concerts,” Jason Cipriani writes for Fortune. “The Yerba Beuna theatre seats 757 people, while Apple’s Town Hall seats around 300. The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium—a venue that has hosted shows by Janis Joplin and The Red Hot Chili Peppers—seats 7,000.”
“So, why does Apple need all that extra space? I have a few theories,” Cipriani writes. “The Apple TV belongs in a living room, so it only makes sense to let those in attendance test out the set-top box in an actual living room.”
“I envision several different living room setups, each serving a different purpose. The first would be a gaming room, where those in attendance can play games and review Apple TV’s overall gaming experience,” Cipriani writes. “Another room, perhaps tucked away in a quiet corner, would be designed for critics to test out Siri’s latest upgrades, perhaps, by asking her for movie and TV show recommendations. Meanwhile, a third living room would put Apple’s HomeKit front and center.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, Apple chose the space for a reason or reasons and Cipriani’s “series of living rooms” makes as much sense as anything along with his prediction of a musical act to close the event (as is often the case). We do doubt Cipriani’s idea that Apple will be showing off a mock up of the new Apple Retail Store interiors. That’s a bit too inside baseball. They’ll likely just roll that out to an Apple Store near you over time.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Bill” for the heads up.]