Apple has been guilty of a handful of major blunders over the years, but Tuesday’s may be one of the most prominent. It seems a bit strange that a company which prides itself on technological innovation couldn’t get something so basic to work right.
Apple watchers blocked
For about the first 30 minutes of Apple’s presentation on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, those who wanted to watch the live stream couldn’t even see it. They were greeted by a simple slate identifying the event. Then when Apple finally did get it up and running, viewers heard the Chinese translator overtop the actual audio in English.
Apple tries to do too much
Apple had problems with the encoder too
When it comes to the Chinese translator being heard over the English audio, Cult of Mac said an Apple employee probably caused the problem by not setting the encoder up correctly. Also the primary stream was out of sync with the backup stream, which is probably why the preshow songs were doubled up before the event started.
Rayburn thinks Apple rebooted the encoders after the show started, resulting in “could not load movie” and “you don’t have permission to access” errors for iOS and Apple TV users who were trying to watch the event.