From Apple’s press release:
Apple® will broadcast its September 1 event online using Apple’s industry-leading HTTP Live Streaming, which is based on open standards. 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 live broadcast will begin at 10:00 a.m. PDT on September 1, 2010 at www.apple.com.
The last time Apple did this was in the late 90’s 2002, I think — you know, back in the day when most folks didn’t have enough bandwidth to even stream video.
Needless to say, I’ll have a live blog or two open in tabs in case the stream goes down, but I am very excited to see it in action.
Also, if you’ve followed any of the rumors swirling about the Apple TV possibly getting live streaming support, then the text of Apple’s press release is interesting, as Andy Ihnatko pointed out earlier.
Point of Interest: It appears Apple isn't kidding about their requirements for watching the live stream. HTTP Live Streaming is a proposed standard that is only being used by Apple at the time, and only QuickTime X on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and iOS devices running version 3.0 or higher can use it. Macrumors has workarounds for any of you who don't meet the requirements.