Apple Media Event Set for 10AM Wednesday

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Apple will be hosting a special media event Wednesday at 10AM at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The company is expected to introduce new iPod models, and possibly a new Apple TV along with cloud-based music and video streaming.

Unlike previous media events, Apple plans to live stream Wednesday’s presentation. Since the company will be using HTTP Live Streaming technology, viewers will need a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 or higher, an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad to see the event.

Be sure to check in with The Mac Observer for our as-it-happens event coverage.



And why can’t Safari on Windows be used?  If they are using open standards, why doesn’t Safari support it on Windows?

Lee Dronick

If they are using open standards, why doesn?t Safari support it on Windows?

HTTP Live Streaming is a proposed standard that is already implemented in modern and professionally designed browser/OS combinations. smile


check out for explanation on why Windows Safari isn’t being allowed.

Sorry for referencing other sites but their explanation makes sense.

Lee Dronick

Sorry for referencing other sites but their explanation makes sense.

That does make a lot of sense and this morning we may find out if it is the case.

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

I think what Sir Harry is saying is that 10.5 wasn’t professionally designed, because 10.5 was shipping on new Macs 1 year and 4 days ago. Good to know.


What Sir Henry was alluding to is that no Windows software or Microsoft-created browser is modern and/or professionally designed. 10.5 is in limited support mode (I tried to get some LDAP features of 10.6 fixed in 10.5 so PPC Macs could use them and they actually didn’t say no right away but finally came back saying engineering wouldn’t do it). I wouldn’t expect any new enhancements to 10.5, only some security fixes, so saying 10.5 wasn’t professionally designed is not fair. HTML5 is too new to have been included in 10.5.

Lee Dronick

I was snarking on what I considered a troll, but we must understand that Apple is in the business of selling Apple products and services. They give the Windows version of Safari for free, but if it had the same features of OSX, iOS, and Safari then people wouldn’t have as much a reason to switch. An other consideration is that HTTP Live Streaming takes away from Flash.

Click here to check your browser and HTML5 support

Chat with you all later. Gotta run and take of somethings if want to take the time to watch the Apple Media Event.


I am watching it now. with another video in browser as well. all in HTML5. on a Mac mini C@D, 2.26 with 9400m. 4 Gig RAM. Almost no CPU usage to report with 6 other applications up n running as well.

Nice, by by Flash.

Lee Dronick

I am watching it no

Me too. As I sit here in the home office I can’t understand why they asked me to put my iPhone in silent mode smile

I see Woz is in attendance

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

Giz to the rescue, with the help of Flash. Stick it to the man by watching this one.

Bosco (Brad Hutchings)

Really stick to the man. Watch on your Nexus One with Android 2.2 and Flash. I’ll tell you where my battery is when this is over. Starting at 85%.

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