But nah. Why not mess with everyone, set it live hours early and make it look like a 1980s horror movie on VCR.
The livestream is-- an event we expect will cast light on , news/magazine subscription service and rumored credit card.
But right now, weirdness is occurring. Deliberate weirdness. Weirdness of the potentially viral kind.
If you click through to Apple's official livestream site, you'll find that it already went live and was streaming an empty theater, occasionally shifting camera angles.
So basically it seems like Apple is creating a bizarre performance-art stunt. Here's possibly the best part so far: a dude wandering up to the stage, doing a quick sound check, then reciting Emily Dickinson poetry. As you do.
Things settled a bit when Apple put the interface for its CarPlay navigation on the screen. It showed the long journey on Interstate 5 North, from Los Angeles to the Steve Jobs Theater in the Apple Park campus in Cupertino -- Hollywood coming to Apple HQ -- before cutting to the company's logo.
What does it all mean? Your guess is as good as ours. Does it contain hints for what's to come at the Apple event? Most likely. There's been audio footage from Ron Howard, M. Night Shyamalan and others. Almost certainly this will tie into the entertainment portion of the event.
The event kicks off 10 a.m. PT Monday. You can find everything you need to know about it.
Originally published March 24.
Update, March 25: Adds the cut to the Apple logo.