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Apple’s terrible livestream overshadows the new iPhones
More like deadstream.
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.
— 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
— 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
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) September 9, 2014
— 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
Eric Geller is a politics reporter who focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, encryption, and privacy. A former staff writer at the Daily Dot, Geller joined Politico in June 2016, where he's focused on policymaking at the White House, the Justice Department, the State Department, and the Commerce Department.