Apple Event Live Stream: Apple Website Will Stream October 16 Event, Windows Users Still Unable To Watch
Just like during the announcement of the iPhone 6, Apple will be streaming its upcoming press conference on October 16, but only for iOS and OS X users.
Apple made a bit of news in the days leading up to last month's event when people realized that the live stream would only be supported by devices running Safari on an Apple operating system or for users with Apple TV. This time around, it looks like this is a new pattern Apple is establishing, giving access to live information about their latest developments and products only to those who are already a part of Apple's ecosystem.
As you can see on the to-be streaming page, Apple notes in the fine print that the stream will only be accessible to computer owners running Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X 10.6.8 or later. Mobile users will only be able to watch if they're running at least iOS 6.0. The stream is Safari-specific, so even if you do have a Mac but prefer to use Firefox or Chrome, you'll still have to switch over for the stream.
For everyone else without a way to watch the stream, Apple will likely still put up an updating slideshow of photos and quotes from the event. You'll still get all of the news this way, just without the live video.
In any case, we can only hope that this stream will go more smoothly than the iPhone 6 stream, which had numerous reports of viewers either getting kicked from the stream, encountering hefty load times, or hearing an off-screen translator talking just as loudly as whoever was on stage at the time.