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Apple’s terrible livestream overshadows the new iPhones

More like deadstream. 


Eric Geller


Posted on Sep 9, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 3:14 pm CDT

Apple was set to unveil a host of new products today at the Flint Center in Cupertino, Calif., including new iPhones and their first wearable watch-like product. But just as the event got underway, Apple’s official live stream collapsed under the intense amount of traffic.

UPDATE: pic.twitter.com/tyPXnZjpE1

— Rusty Foster (@rustyk5) September 9, 2014

As reporters continued to tweet away about the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, tech journalist, pundits, and Apple fans around the world wondered what was happening in the room and what cruel god was preventing them from watching it.

is this the new iPhone 6? pic.twitter.com/JSe08nVySz

— Amber (@missambear) September 9, 2014

New phone looks great on Livestream #AppleLive pic.twitter.com/EhKQko8Zgl

— BuzzFeed FWD (@fwd) September 9, 2014

“It just works” NOT the #AppleLive stream.

— Chaitanya Tapase (@Chaits_) September 9, 2014

It’s great that Apple incorporated tweets into their live event page because Twitter is working.

— ♥ Margarita ♥ (@margafret) September 9, 2014

Revolutionary. pic.twitter.com/RzkHzYvIwp

— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) September 9, 2014

“wait…wat are you all staring at” #AppleLive pic.twitter.com/XdWfZmviWc

— darth™ (@darth) September 9, 2014

For the first half hour of the keynote, when the livestream did sporadically work, viewers were treated to a woman dubbing the dialog in Chinese.

Image via Timo Elliott/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0) / Remix by Rob Price


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*First Published: Sep 9, 2014, 2:33 pm CDT