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Apple Watch, MacBook Keynote March 2015 Spring Forward Event (Full Transcript)

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Tim Cook

Full Transcript of Apple CEO Tim Cook keynote on Apple Watch, new MacBook and many more on this special March 9, 2015 Spring Media event in San Francisco.

Speakers:

Tim Cook – CEO, Apple Inc.
Richard Plepler – CEO, HBO
Jeff Williams – SVP, Operations, Apple
Phil Schiller – SVP, Apple
Kevin Lynch – VP Technology, Apple

Listen to the MP3 Audio here: Apple Watch, MacBook Keynote March 2015 Spring Forward Event – Part 1

Tim Cook – CEO, Apple Inc.

Good morning. Good morning. Good morning. Thanks everyone for joining us this morning and welcome to San Francisco. What you just saw on that video was the opening of our latest store in Westlake, China. It’s in Hangzhou, China. It is an incredible place and it’s a new gorgeous new design. The architecture is amazing with a cantilevered second floor. It’s absolutely breathtaking and it’s the perfect place to experience our products: open, right and of course with a great team and this is the way we love to see our stores. With wonderful customers and an amazing team, these stores are really brought to life. They are the heart and soul of our retail team.

Now we are really proud to have this fantastic new home in China. We’ve actually opened six stores in China in the last six weeks alone. We now have 21 stores in China and we have a very aggressive plan to be at 40 by mid next year. We now have 453 stores in 16 countries. These are the best place to discover and explore our products and get world-class support, and that’s the reason that over 120 million customers visited our store last quarter. This is phenomenal.

So that’s a very brief update on retail. I am so incredibly proud of our retail team and all of the great things that they do for our customers.

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Now we’ve got a few more reasons for you to visit our stores today, and so I’m going to hop right into that. I’m going to start with Apple TV. Our customers love to stream their favorite movies, their favorite TV shows, their photos, their music to the big screen. We’re offering content from all of the leading content providers and we’re adding more and more each day. You’ll probably notice this if you are an Apple TV user.

Now of all the great channels that we have on Apple TV, there’s one in particular I’d like to talk about this morning, and that is HBO. We love HBO. Over the years they have created ground-breaking shows that have really become a part of our culture and helped shape our culture. Shows like The Sopranos, shows like Entourage and, of course, Sex and the City and coming next month on April 12 is the return of Veep and Silicon Valley and of course, one of our favorites, Game of Thrones. Today we’ve got the CEO of HBO, Richard Plepler joining us. He is a friend of ours and he’s got some exciting news about HBO. Richard?

Richard Plepler – CEO, HBO

Thank you, Tim. Good morning everyone. On behalf all of us at HBO, let me return your compliment by saying that we love Apple and all the extraordinary products which have captured the imagination of many people all over the world. We are thrilled to be here this morning to announce are standalone streaming service HBO Now and we couldn’t be prouder that Apple is our exclusive partner at launch.

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