Didn't get an invite to Apple's September 1st music-themed event? You can still follow live!
Apple has announced that it will be offering a live video stream of its press conference, which begins at 10AM PT.
You'll be able to access the live video at Apple.com--but here's the catch: only users on Apple devices will be able to watch the live stream. Apple said in a press release, "Viewing requires either a Mac® running Safari® on Mac OS® X version 10.6 Snow Leopard®, an iPhone® or iPod touch® running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad™."
Why the restrictions on who can watch? ReadWriteWeb explains why only Mac users can see the live video stream:
Apple will broadcast the event using its internally-developed HTTP Live Streaming Protocol, which requires either a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6, an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or higher or an iPad.[...] The HTTP live streaming protocol is a feature of the latest version of Apple's multimedia player and framework, QuickTime X. The new protocol lets users stream audio and video over HTTP. This makes things easier for broadcasters, who can use a standard Web server instead of a special media server to stream in almost-real time.
Check if you can see the stream using this HTTP Live sample stream. MacRumors has a full list of the requirements, as well as information on workarounds so that you can access the video.
There are rumors that Apple may be unveiling new versions of the iPod Touch and iPod Nano, as well as updates to Apple TV. Read a rumor roundup here.