Apple Not Offering Live Stream of iPhone 5 Introduction
Representatives in the PR
wing of Apple's sprawling Cupertino, California campus have confirmed that the company will, unfortunately, not provide a live stream of tomorrow's media event where the 5th generation iPhone will make its long-awaited public debut.
Although Apple has consistently provided video of its media presentations after the fact, the decision to not provide a live stream tomorrow is surprising given the unprecedented interest and pent-up iPhone mania that has trailed the next-gen iPhone's developed. Unless you're a confirmed UK-based or European journalist, access to live video from tomorrow's event will be strictly prohibited.
Earlier this year, Apple similarly disappointed when it kept a lid on live streaming at the iPad 2 introduction led by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Apple, in fact, hasn't delivered a live video presentation since September of 2010.
As it now stands, Apple's scheduled presentation will commence tomorrow sharply at 10:00 a.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. EST. MMi will provide ongoing coverage, analysis, and reaction throughout the day beginning Tuesday morning.