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Between the sound cutting out and the bars of lights, Apple is off to a very rough start today. Apple's live event, meant to launch iPhone 6 and (hopefully) the iWatch, did not get off on the right foot. Those watching the livestream are seeing color bars and the sound is all off. When the stream came back, the Chinese translations were being broadcast on top of Tim Cook's voice, making it very difficult to understand the speakers. 

Twitter is not amused:

The stream continues to very choppy, cutting out, freezing, or just stopping altogether.

Update (1:45 p.m.): The stream is (mostly) better, as the translations have gone away, but brands are getting in on the fun:

 

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