Apple has always been famous for sticking close to home. I remember back in 84 all their product announcements were coming from California. Got to be boring, and now it's REALLY boring. Same stage, same graphics, same oohs and ahhs. Same pacing back and forth. Really, how tired.
If you log in and you are "there", then why not do the presentation from Chicago? London? Madison? Get out there in the heartland! Krakow sounds good.
Or, no audience, no place. Just all on the airwaves or throught the Internet.
You can bet when AppleTV comes out, those big SHOWS they put on will now be smaller programs, suitable for broadcast.