By Dan Moren
March 31, 2016 12:11 PM PT
The Back Page: Apple events – the darker side
Sure, you might think Apple events are all glamor and glitz, but let me tell you: there’s a dark side to them.
If you live far enough away, it starts with a whirlwind trip of hundreds, if not thousands of miles. Because Apple doesn’t give a lot of notice for its events, that means expensive plane tickets, scurrying to find somewhere to stay, and logistical planning for how you’ll get to the event.
The day of, you wake up early—often before the sun, if you’re coming from the east coast—and make your way to the venue; if you’re lucky, you’ll have time to fortify yourself with a hot beverage before you make your way into the media crush.
It’s great to be able to catch up with friends and partake of the free snacks and drinks Apple provides, but remember: there’s no such thing as a free breakfast.…