Missed Apple’s ‘Hello Again’ event? Well, here is the full transcript of Apple Macbook Pro ‘Hello Again’ – Special Event October 2016 Keynote that occurred on October 27, 2016 at Apple Campus in Cupertino, California.
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Speakers at the event:
Tim Cook – CEO, Apple Inc.
Ryan Troy – TV Devices Global Lead, Twitter
Jen Folds – Senior Apple TV designer
Phil Schiller – SVP, Worldwide Marketing at Apple
Craig Federighi – SVP of Software Engineering, Apple
Susan Prescott – VP of Apps Product Marketing, Apple
Bradee Evans – Experience design manager, Adobe Photoshop
Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim
Tim Cook – CEO, Apple Inc.
Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you. I see a few iPhones out there. Thank you.
Welcome back to the Apple Campus and thank you so much for joining us this morning. I could not be prouder to share that video with you this morning.
Our teams work so incredibly hard to make all of our products accessible to everyone. And today, we’re launching a new accessibility website. It’s all about the accessibility features that we’ve designed and built right into our products. We believe that technology should be accessible to everyone. And we hope that this website becomes a great resource that people can use all around the world.
We believe that if people have access to our products, they can push humanity forward and change the world a bit in the process. It’s incredibly humbling to see the amazing things people do with our products every day.
We’ve got — Thank you.
We’ve got some great new products to share with you this morning and I’d like to start this morning with a few updates beginning with iPhone. Of course we just launched the iPhone 7 last month and people are loving it. We’ve had some incredible reviews like this one, which seems to say it all, “Unparalleled and a cut above anything in the industry.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.
More importantly, the customer response has been very strong. iPhone 7 makes the things that you do every day so much better. And one of those very important things is taking great photos. Customers had been using the iPhone 7 camera and they are so excited they’ve been sending us some of the photos they’ve taken. I’d love to share some with you this morning. There’s some really beautiful ones like this one, as well as this. And this one. They are absolutely beautiful. And this is just a very small selection.
iPhone 7 takes incredible photos. But it’s not just about taking great photos. The fun is going back and enjoying them and sharing them with your friends and family. And we’ve made that much easier and much better with the new memories feature which automatically gives you new memories every day right from your photo library. This is a new feature, but despite that, already 400 million memories have been viewed and enjoyed by iPhone users. This is the best camera, the best photo experience and the best iPhone we’ve ever made.
iPhone 7 is powered by iOS 10, the world’s most advanced mobile operating system. And the reviews are in for iOS 10, and it’s official: iOS 10 is awesome, a 5 out of 5. I couldn’t have said that better either.
Customer reaction to iOS 10 has been phenomenal. In fact, in just over a month, over 60% of our customers are already using iOS 10. And in contrast, the other guys that shipped before iOS 10 are not even at 1% yet. And of course the reality is that most devices will never get this upgrade.
Now, earlier this week, we shipped an update to iOS 10, version 10.1, and it’s got some more cool new capabilities. Perhaps the best feature is portrait mode for the iPhone 7 Plus which offers a depth effect to your photos. So the person in the foreground is so sharp and there’s a beautifully blurred background. If you haven’t seen it, it’s awesome. And guess what, so many customers have been sending us some of the portraits they’ve taken, and I’m really pleased to share some with you this morning, like this one. And this one. And this one. And this one. The results are just stunning. It’s amazing you can do this.
Now, if you haven’t checked out portrait mode yet with your iPhone 7 Plus, I encourage you to do it. It’s really awesome, this is a huge feature.
Also this week, Apple Pay kicked off in Japan with iPhone 7 and the Apple Watch Series 2. So now our customers in Japan can use their iPhone 7 and their Apple Watch Series 2 for transit and for making payments. This is a huge deal in Japan because every day, there’s over 160 million contactless transactions made. And we are offering the best experience by far.
Now we’ve also introduced support for transit in the Maps app with iOS 10.1. And this provides extensive coverage all across Japan and it has very detailed underground layouts, it’s really cool. And so we’ve included cool new features with this like local signs and fare comparisons which is far beyond what other folks are doing, so this is now the best and easiest way to get around in Japan.
The new Apple Watch has also gotten off to an amazing start, and watchOS 3 makes the watch experience so much simpler and faster. And we’ve been hearing the same great response from reviewers with the watch. Like Digital Trends who says, “The Apple Watch is the best smartwatch you can buy. It’s simply the best by far.”
And the Wall Street Journal which said, “It can help you on your path to becoming a healthier human.”
As you know, we designed the Apple Watch to be the ultimate device for a healthy life. And we’ve been working with Nike to provide the best running experience out there. Tomorrow, Apple Watch Nike+ is available, and we think runners around the world are going to love it.
So as you can tell, it’s been a pretty busy week around here, but we have more to announce today. And I’d like to start with Apple TV.
With Apple TV, we want the experience on your television to be as great as the experience across your Apple devices. And so, when we launched the new Apple TV, we launched with a clear vision. We believe the future of TV is apps. So, how are we doing on this? Well, our developers now have access to the biggest screen in your home and in just a year, we now have 8000 apps, and they’re across every category, from lifestyle, to learning, to fitness, to shopping, to food, and over 2000 games, with some amazing titles like Real Racing 3. Now these games keep coming, new games keep coming and there’s a very popular one coming before the end of the year, and that is Minecraft.
So now you can build new worlds on your Apple TV and play with your friends on their iPads and iPhones. It’s going to be really fun.
Our customers also love watching their favorite TV shows on Apple TV like “Mr. Robot.” And in fact, we now have over 1600 apps from video content providers for you to enjoy. This is absolutely incredible and it’s an amazing amount of content that’s available to you.
In addition to your favorite TV shows, you can watch some incredible movies like “Finding Dory“. You can watch live and on-demand news. You can even watch live sports and so much more. In fact, there’s a new category of apps emerging that combine the power of Apple TV to make watching video more interesting, interactive and social. And we have an example of that to show you this morning. And to do that, I’d like to invite Ryan Troy from Twitter to show us what we’re talking about. Ryan?
Ryan Troy – TV Devices Global Lead, Twitter
Joining me today is our product designer Jose Hernandez. Today, we’re going to show the future of video made possible by Twitter on Apple TV. Let’s jump in and watch Thursday Night Football. Fans love watching their favorite live sport from the largest screen in the house sending millions of tweets a day from their iPhones and iPads. With a simple swipe on the incredible Siri Remote, we can bring that conversation in to make viewing more entertaining with tweets from athletes and more insightful with stats from journalists. Looks like the Bears have recovered in the end zone.
Now, the Twitter timeline comes alive to show immediate reactions. That pretty much sums up my fantasy team this year. Tweets also include video replays and periscopes from different vantage points. I have to say, this is a great way to watch TV.