Apple To Stream Media Event Live…. To Apple Devices Only [UPDATED]

As I type this “The Steve” is holding a media event right now. The good news, you can watch it live. The bad news, you have to have an Apple device to do it:

“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.”

Dumb move Mr. Jobs. The only Steve that can strongarm the universe like has the last name of Ballmer. Guess what, you may be gaining marketshare, but you’re not him. If you want to actually gain marketshare, you might want to broadcast these media events to the people who own competitive products like PCs. Oh, while you’re at it you should open it up to Firefox and IE users too because if you have to use Safari, then it’s not as open as you claim it to be.

In any case, I’ll report back later on whatever “El Jobso” announces.

UPDATE: “El Jobso” announced the following:

  • New iPod Nano with Multi-Touch available in 8 and 16 GB sizes with a built-in FM radio.
  • New iPod Suhffle with the return of buttons
  • New iPod Touch with the same screen as iPhone 4 and it comes in 8, 32 and 64 GB sizes
  • New Apple TV with streaming only feature (unlike the current one which has storage). There’s also a change to a rental only model for movies. The big news is that Netflix subscribers can also stream to the new Apple TV.

Also, sometime tonight version 10 of iTunes with social media features will hit the streets as well, plus sometime soon version 4.1 of iOS will hit the streets. Jobs also announced iOS 4.2, due later this year, with “everything for iPad” including wireless printing.

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