Yesterday, Apple announced that it will be holding its fall event on October 22nd. The event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. However, like in some past years, Apple will hold a simultaneous event to cater to media not located in the United States. For the upcoming event, the stream will be held in London, according to members of international media invited to the stream. The London-based event will begin at 6PM local time and it will be held at the Kings Place Hall. This hall fits a few hundred people.
It is likely that the London stream will also offer an opportunity for local journalists to try out the new devices. We’re expecting an iPad mini with Retina display, redesigned full-sized iPad, new Macs, and talk of OS X Mavericks, so there will be plenty in store for the demo area.
In addition to the international stream, sources at Apple say that the company will be setting up live streams for employees to view the event in Apple offices across the world. Sources say that Apple also informed employees that a replay of the event will be viewable via Apple’s website and iTunes after the presentation ends (as Apple always offers). This is interesting because Apple was unable to provide a live stream for its employees of the September 10 event. At the time, Tim Cook pointed to the restrictions of the smaller Apple Town Hall venue in Cupertino. This time, however, Apple’s event will be held on a bigger stage.
Nonetheless, It’s unclear what Apple’s ability to stream the event to employees means for Apple fans. For recent events, Apple provided a live stream to iOS devices, Macs, and Apple TVs, but the company has not announced a public stream for October 22nd. Perhaps the dedicated stream announcement for employees indicates that a public stream will not be available. On the other hand, the private stream could indicate Apple’s abilities to also include a public version. Regardless, we’ll know the answer next week.