Apple Live News for Apple Watch, MacBook and More

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Apple-logoThe Apple News Conference on 03.09.15 provided techies and Apple fans loads of information to drool over. Here are the bullet points from Apple’s Live event.

  • Apple announces new flagship store in West Lake, China.
  • Apple now has 21 store in China and big plans to grow more.
  • Apple announces they have 453 Apple retail stores in over 16 countries with more than 120 million visitors in the last quarter.
  • Apple TV offers programming from the best content providers which includes HBO.
  • Apple introduces HBO Now which is featured on Apple TV without cable or satellite subscriptions.
  • HBO Now will be available exclusively on Apple TV and the App Store in the US in April 2015.
  • Apple Stat – More than 25 million people use Apple TV for movies, TV shows, music and more.
  • According to Apple, the iPhone is growing at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the smartphone market.
  • Since iPhone launched in 2007, Apple has sold over 700 million units. Last quarter, it was the #1 seller smartphone in the world.
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have a 99% customer satisfaction rate.
  • Apple Pay currently works with over 2,500 banks and its being accepted at nearly 700,000 locations.
  • More than 400,000 Coca-Cola vending machines now accept Apple Pay.
  • All major car brands have committed to delivering CarPlay.
  • Over 900 apps created with HealthKit helps people track and manage their health.
  • The iPhone technology can be a great medical research tool.
  • ResearchKit – A new software framework designed to help benefit medical research by creating apps aimed at serious diseases. Available in April.
  • The first apps created with ResearchKit target Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, asthma, and breast cancer.
  • Mac Notebook sales have soared to 21% over the previous year.
  • Apple has reinvented the MacBook based on the designing of the iPhone and the iPad. The thinnest and lightest notebook yet.
  • Apple’s MacBook is only 2 pounds and 24% thinner than the 11-inch MacBook Air.
  • The MacBook is revolutionary with its newly designed butterfly mechanism keyboard which is more stable, precise and 40% thinner.
  • According to Apple, their Notebook is the world’s most energy-efficient Notebook. Ships April 10, 2015.
  • Apple Watch is stainless steel cased in two design finishes: traditional and space black.
  • Apple Watch Sport is anodized aluminum cased with silver or space gray.
  • Apple Watch Edition is 18KT gold (yellow or rose gold) and prices start at $10,000 dollars.
  • You can customize your watches’ face with images, weather, calendar and more.
  • You can now control your iPhone music from your wrist.
  • You can now receive notifications, see who’s calling or sending sketches to another person wearing the Apple Watch.
  • Apple Watch is now your fitness companion.
  • Apple Watch will give you your daily activities, workouts, encourage you to sit less, move more and do some exercise.
  • Apple’s new WatchKit SDK will help developers design new apps for the AppleWatch.
  • And yes, SIRI will be apart of the Apple Watch experience.
  • The Apple Watch can send you daily activity reminders to get you through the day.
  • You’ll be able to access iPhone without having to pick up your iPhone.
  • Apple Watch will be able to show your boarding pass info from passbook when you’re close to the airport, check into a hotel or unlock your room door.
  • Apple Watch app on your iPhone will show you which watch apps are available for download.
  • Apple Watch has an all-day battery life and comes with a magnetic charger that attaches to the back of the watch.
  • Apple Watch is available for pre-order April 10, 2015 and will ship on April 24, 2015.
  • Apple Watch is available in three collections: Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition.
  • Apple Watch is available in 9 countries on April 24 – Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, United States and United Kingdom.

 

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