Report: Apple's streaming video from press event a test of $1B data center

Apple is providing live streaming of today's press event regarding its (rumored) revamping of Apple TV into iTV, a new twist to the iTunes store and updated iPods. It's the first time is quite awhile that Apple has live streamed any of its events, and it's set to start at 1 p.m. ET at

Not too surprisingly, the event will only be available on Apple devices, Macs running Safari on Mac OS X version 10.6, an iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or higher, or an iPad.

A Cult of Mac report said the streaming will be the first major test of Apple's new data center in North Carolina, a $1 billion facility that's among the largest ever built.

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- see this release
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