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Earlier today, 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 its September 10 iPhone event, Apple held simultaneous satellite streams in Berlin, Tokyo, and Beijing. 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.

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10 Responses to “Apple to hold London satellite stream of Oct. 22 event, private stream for employees”

  1. Are they finally putting a lid on the upcoming Mac Pro with a step/pedal option to open it?

    Can’t wait for new stuff!!!

  2. William says:

    Reblogged this on William's iBlog and commented:
    Can’t wait!

  3. advansys123 says:

    Sounds like its going to be a lot of fun

  4. Scophi says:

    Can anyone tell me why they wouldn’t offer a live stream to the public? Is there some technical issue to surmount or is it a secrecy thing?

    • most likley, because of potential presentation difficulties. say there needs to be a demo, that can go wrong, this could be edited then released. altho, i have never seen such obvious cuts, so I’m probably wrong. second Could be server and stream reliability. heck i don’t know, this is the only logical and “technical” scenario i can imagine

      • Scophi says:

        Thx for the reply, but I guess I should have been more specific.

        They have offered live streams to the public before without issue, why not now? (1) Apple is great at live demos, certainly a lot better than Microsoft, and it has never stopped them before. (2) Server and stream reliability hasn’t stopped them from their iOS keynotes in the past.

        Well, you can chalk these questions up to my enthusiasm. Like a kid on Christmas eve asking why he has to go to bed for Santa to come. He’s too excited. Personally, I’m much more excited about Mavericks than I was for iOS. This is my Christmas.

  5. It looks like Kings Place Hall has no idea about this event being held their venue. I have called them up just now, tried to go through a few executives, but nobody seems to even “know what I am talking about”!

    Strange, isn’t it?

  6. coldfyre0815 says:

    It’s being held at the Yerba Buena

  7. Thank you for sharing this info..very well said..