Harry, how would you compare the scale/tone of this event to the Apple Watch event you just attended? Far more subdued I'd expect?
I don't think anyone's expecting anything earth-shaking from this one, especially compared to the last one. It would be fun to be wrong!
I'm personally rooting for iPads with 2GB of RAM, which would make life in Safari a lot more pleasant.
I agree, Harry. Especially with the new speeds of modern Wi-Fi chips in iPads/iPhones, if you have a quick internet connection, the bottleneck to browsing has become the processing power again.
17 minutes to showtime. We're still in line outside.
I'm in and sitting (behind David Pogue of Yahoo Tech), and if you can read this, I have connectivity.
I think the secret of choosing a seat at these events isn't to sit up close as it is to sit behind a short person.
At least if your goal is to snap some photographs.
Harry, the world needs to know: What music is playing in the room right now?
As usual, an upbeat piece of pop music which I can't identify is playing. (You might be able to do a better job.)
They're telling us to switch our electronic devices to silent mode.
I assumed that "Way Too Long" was a joking reference to the fact that this is the second event in a little over a month.
Though boy, could you imagine how well a 30th anniversary Mac would sell?
Music is "I'm feeling right...we've worked it out..."
Music is "Love Runs Out" by One Republic (thank you Shazam).
And the livestream video has crashed five seconds in. Fantastic.
Tim Cook: "We have a few more things to share with you before we close out the year."
Cook quoting Walt Mossberg saying iPhone 6 is best phone on the market. First month orders are the most ever "by a whole lot."
This video (which just crashed for the third time) is a bit too self-congratulatory for my tastes.
Tim Cook: "These phones are the best phones we have ever created." Also the bendiest.
Not to derail things from here in the cheap seats in NYC, but seriously, Apple can't get the streaming right after last month's epic fail? Especially when this event is so lo-fi when compared with last month's.