“Dad, you know what Apple should do? They should perform a civic duty and broadcast any Presidential and Vice Presidential debates to the Apple TV so Americans can just turn on the TV and be able to make their decisions themselves without the bullshit spin and commentary by others. Have it’s own channel/app to broadcast to event live like the iTunes Festival App.”
10/22/2012 at 9:00 p.m. EST
I’m sitting on my couch watching the debate via the Wall Street Journal Live channel/app. How did I miss this for the first three debates by the way?
10/22/2012 at 10:45 p.m. EST
“That wasn’t exactly what I was talking about, but it was close enough. You know what they need to do next? Apple needs to quit screwing around and start broadcasting their Apple events right to the TV through it’s own channel/app. They did a live broadcast once before. Why the hell can’t they do it now?”
10/23/2012 at 1:00 p.m EST
You know where I’ll be.
Post Script: I haven’t had cable or and any form of TV (yes, that includes you rabbit ears) in my house since 1994. Yes I have a television to watch movies and play video games, but any and all TV watching I’ve done has been in waiting rooms across the country, friends and families television during holidays and visits, and online. I hate the companies that provide these “amazingly low cost” products. So having this stuff on my Apple TV is quite a gift, especially the debates. But you know what’s also nice. Taking a day off of work like I always do for an Apple Event and not have to read the event only to watch it later. First off consuming the exactly same information twice is a waste of time. Secondly I HATE reading it. The whole live stream thing just doesn’t appeal to me. On top of that most live streamers always put their little commentary on it like I’m reading to see their stupid commentary and not the facts. Lastly, why the hell should all of those who made significant effort attend the event for their company/organization (especially the smaller blogs) be forced to adamantly focus on typing an hour and half even out when they should be able to focus on gathering their information for their sites articles. To everyone who took their time and effort to live stream those events to me (especially Rene Ritchie at imore.com who I have found to be particularly better at it than most) thank you for not making me wait on the news, but hopefully this is goodbye to those live streams and hello to spending the evenings reading your insights instead of watching the damn event and discovering the same information a second time.
Post Scrip Script (yeah I just did that): Good thinking Apple. You’re getting me to pay more attention to my Apple TV. Definitely helps that you’re offering up more stuff to come back to. Maybe keep building on that idea?