I just had to comment on this and ask the question why:

“Apple will broadcast its September 1 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards,” the company said. “Viewing requires either a Mac running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard, an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad.”

The bold highlighting is my addition.  How can you call something open standards and then not offer it to anyone who might want to watch?  Aren’t they potentially closing off a much larger audience?

I guess anyone who wants to see this event that does not meet the requirements above will need to follow the live blogging efforts of the large tech websites or read about it later.

You can read the entire Apple press release here.