So we are just hours away from Apple’s monumental iPhone 5 event, which will take place on Wednesday September 12. The company has still not officially confirmed the existence of an ‘iPhone 5’, but the official logo with their invites appears to suggest that the device is now inevitable and that it may even be called iPhone 5 too, much to the surprise of some consumers.
Many had thought that Apple would follow on from the new iPad pattern and simply call the next iPhone, the ‘new iPhone’, rather than iPhone 5. However, the shadow design that we’ve now all seen seems to contradict this and it puts further spotlight on what Tim Cook has to unveil later when the event finally kicks off.
There is obviously going to be a large collection of live blogs for you to read the action as it unfolds live on stage, but the main desire for consumers will be to get their hands on a live stream if possible. Considering that Apple no longer provides a live stream to the public for their iPhone events, this is going to be a difficult task to achieve.
However, all hope may not be lost though as alternate methods may give you a different route to watch Apple’s iPhone 5 keynote live video as it happens at the Yerba Buena center. We’ve noticed that there is a Ustream channel that has been set up called Apple Keynotes, and they are claiming that they will be able to offer a live video stream to viewers as it happens live at 10am Pacific Time.
We’re not sure how they are going to manage it, but users in charge of the channel did already comment to one user questioning the authenticity of the channel with the following series of messages:
As you can see, they are confident that they will be able to ‘obtain’ a live stream for fans, bypassing Apple’s attempt to block it from the public until a few days later when it usually turns up for free on the Apple website. The question that we want to know from you though, is – Have any of you heard and watched an Apple keynote live video on this UStream channel before?
Do you think it is bogus, or will they actually be able to come up with the goods when the event starts on Wednesday? We’ll be checking it just to see if it’s legit, but we’ll also be providing a roundup of the best live blogs for alternative text coverage as well.