Dan Rayburn, Streaming Media:
Appleâ€™s live stream of the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and Watch was a disaster today right from the start, with many users like myself having problems trying to watch the event. While at first I assumed it must be a capacity issue pertaining to Akamai, a deeper look at the code on Appleâ€™s page and some other elements from the event shows that decisions made by Apple pertaining to their website, and problems with how they setup storage on Amazonâ€™s S3 service, contributed the biggest problems to the event.
Apple’s live stream of iPhone 6 and Apple Watch event started, then I heard a foreign language being dubbed over, then it stopped. I couldn’t get it to stream again and kept on receiving a message stating I didn’t have access permission. I gave up trying after a while; I wasn’t expecting that. So I went to The Verge and read the live blog of the event. I eventually watched the â€œlive streamâ€, late last night, after Apple posted on its website: www.apple.com/live/2014-sept-event