Watch the Steve Jobs keynote Wi-Fi meltdown [Video]

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone 4 today during his keynote address for Apple's WWDC 2010.

Unfortunately, things didn't go too smoothly. Some wi-fi issues inside the Moscone Center on Monday made Jobs halt a demo when trying to load the New York Times website. Steve Jobs jokingly asked audience members to stop using the wi-fi. "You know, you could help me out if you're on Wi-Fi, if you could just get off, I'd appreciate it," he said to rounds of laughter.

According to many who were present at the keynote, Apple employees asked audience members to stop liveblogging the event and turn off their base stations and put their notebooks down. Engadget and Gdgt livebloggers both refused and continued to live blog the event. You can see the awkward video below.

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Things can't go smooth forever, one day jobs may face the mother of all **** ups like when bill gates showcased windows 95

Things can't go smooth forever, one day jobs may face the mother of all **** ups like when bill gates showcased windows 95

jonnyH said,
Things can't go smooth forever, one day jobs may face the mother of all **** ups like when bill gates showcased windows 95

wasn't that 98?

manosdoc said,
Jobs attitude being rude was fairly expected. Face off. Typical Apple.

What in that video was rude? I saw everything he said as joking about the situation ... kinda sounds like how I react in similar situations *LOL*

neufuse said,
What in that video was rude? I saw everything he said as joking about the situation ... kinda sounds like how I react in similar situations *LOL*

It's more polite than what I would have said, "the person who is hogging up the wireless torrenting hard core porn - could you please stop"

Why didn't he have a wired network as a backup. I can see one ****ed off Steve Jobs, I wounder who his going to get up this time.

ZekeComa said,
Sometimes I wonder why I ever read news on this site when it's more of a Windows fanboi site where everything is biased.

Windows fanboY site? You must be brand new here. Welcome. Have a look around the Forums and enjoy your stay.

ZekeComa said,
Is it ironic, that when something bad happens to Apple a bunch of win fanboys talk crap about Apple. But when something bad happens to Windows, it's more along the lines of "It's bugs they'll fix it" or some bs about how it was a bad day. Sometimes I wonder why I ever read news on this site when it's more of a Windows fanboi site where everything is biased.

Keep dreaming (or open your eyes). It happens both ways and denying it happens just makes you a blind fan.

Rodrigo said,

Keep dreaming (or open your eyes). It happens both ways and denying it happens just makes you a blind fan.

Oh really? I see more windows fanbois bashing Apple for the tiniest thing. But when it's on the foot it's something else. You fanbois make everyone retarded thats why your OS gets viruses while I don't have to worry about it

Wasn't there but from what I read it wasn't the number of clients on their own network but other routers trying to share the same spectrum. Do you guys not know how wireless works? This is a computer news page isn't it? Do you guys not check to see what channels your neighbors are using on their APs before picking the channel for your own AP? It would be hard to find clean spectrum amongst 570 APs.

I would love to see the full video. I read that this went on for a long time. It has to be entertaining to watch. Hahaha.

If this was a WindowsPH7 Demo it would have been all over. After all Apple doesn't have these issues. And they don't get viruses. PS, those days are OVER. Welcome to the world of ALL computers.

jimmyfal said,
If this was a WindowsPH7 Demo it would have been all over. After all Apple doesn't have these issues. And they don't get viruses. PS, those days are OVER. Welcome to the world of ALL computers.

The days of no viruses for Apple are over?

There have been viruses for Macs for a while. It's just very rare and common sense browsing avoids problems.

If you aren't talking about viruses, what are you talking about? Wi-Fi problems can occur when there are 5200 people on the network.

perhaps we need a better wireless technology from what we seen in the keynote..which purposely served for this type of occasion and in future

should've used a more robust solution for the presentation, such a wired connection etc. if the audience ran out of wifi bandwidth there would've been some moaning, but it would not have been as embarrassing as the presenter being unable to continue the presentation due to this limitation.
do you need to do the presentation on a iphone to show off the iphone? does using multiple iphones to mitigate connection problems truly show that iphone is going to be a good solution for today's mobile online realities?
some have said iphone doesn't have wired internet ability, but does it have the ability to connect to a big screen to show to an audience in a presentation like this too? or is that something special?
and how does this impact real world application and practice? are major wifi hotspots going to have this issue when they become saturated in normal every day usage due to limitations of the hardware?

I just finished watching the keynote. To be honest my response to him and the Wifi situation was "What a prick". He could/should have handled it in a FAR more apologetic manor. Which is "Because we ****ed up and didn't have a reliable backup method ready, we will inconvenience you by asking that you please guys tun off your wifi base stations and set you laptops down, to give us more bandwidth." Add to the fact he acted as if "Turn them off because I'm god and you are here to worship me and what I have to show you." PRICK!

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