Apple has just officially announced their September 9th event, to be held in San Francisco on September 9th beginning at 10am PDT. Livestreaming of Apple events has always been, much like the company’s products, a closely guarded affair, with streaming available only through Safari browsers. This year, however, Apple is seeing fit to broaden their horizons a bit, and are expanding the streaming to be also available on Edge on Windows 10.
The event page, which just went live today, doesn’t include much other than a tag line, “Hey Siri, give us a hint”, the date, and the streaming requirements:
Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Edge on Windows 10. Streaming via Apple TV requires a second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later.
Whether Apple is becoming more inclusive, or just throwing shade on Google as Android and Chrome devices are still locked out, is up for speculation, but it’s interesting that Microsoft’s newest browser is gaining some attention in Cupertino.
Apple is widely expected to introduce a new iPhone 6s, and we’ll see what else they have in store for the event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.Further reading: Apple, Events, Microsoft Edge, Siri