Apple March 21, 2016 Special Event on March 21st, 2016

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[2:05 PM] Dave: Tim Cook points everyone towards the new theater for future product announcements, coming 2017.
[2:04 PM] Bryan: That's a wrap.
[2:03 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook: "Next year we're looking forward to moving" to the new campus being built now.
[2:03 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook: "This is probably the last product announcement in the Town Hall" at Infinite Loop in Cupertino.
[2:02 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook is recapping for us.
[2:02 PM] Dave: iPad Pro full line-up.
[2:01 PM] Bryan: 12.9-inch iPad Pro will also have 256GB model at $1,099.
[2:00 PM] Dave: As @settern points out, prices are only Wi-Fi. No cellular mentioned, but video shows cellular cutouts on some.
[1:58 PM] Dave: iPad Pro from US$599-$899. Pre-orders start March 24th, ships March 31st.
[1:58 PM] Bryan: Watching 9.7-inch iPad Pro video.
[1:57 PM] Bryan: 32GB 9.7-inch Pro will come in 32GB for $599, 128GB for $749, and 256GB for $899. Pre-orders on March 24th, Ships March 31st.
[1:56 PM] Bryan: 9.7-inch iPad Pro will come in Silver, Gold, Space Gray, and Rose Gold.
[1:54 PM] Dave: Nice shoutout to podcasters. Thanks, @pschiller!
[1:53 PM] Bryan: Apple is making Smart Keyboard designed for 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Apple Pencil, too.
[1:52 PM] Dave: iPad Pro's Tune Tone display measures ambient light and adjusts the screen automatically to fit your environment.
[1:52 PM] Bryan: 9.7-inch iPad Pro will have A9X processor like iPad Pro.
[1:52 PM] Bryan: 9.7-inch iPad Pro will have 4-speaker system. Twice the volume of iPad Air 2.
[1:50 PM] Bryan: 9.7-inch iPad Pro will have "True Tone Display." Adjusts brightness and color to ambient light through sensors.
[1:49 PM] Bryan: 25% greater color saturation than iPad Air 2.
[1:49 PM] Bryan: New 9.7-inch iPad Pro will be 40 percent less reflective than iPad Air 2. Brightest tablet available, too.
[1:48 PM] Bryan: Majority of people coming to iPad are coming from Windows world, according to Phil Schiller.
[1:48 PM] Dave: The iPad Pro family grows.
[1:47 PM] Bryan: Apple says it has sold more than 200 million 9.7-inch iPads.
[1:46 PM] Dave: John Lasseter loves the iPad Pro.
[1:46 PM] Bryan: Looks like we're going with calling iPad Air 3 some variant of iPad Pro, as many rumors said.
[1:44 PM] Dave: Never mind... it's @PSchiller time!
[1:44 PM] Bryan: Phil Schiller up on stage to show us the new iPad.
[1:44 PM] Dave: Tim Cook is staying on stage to talk iPad.
[1:44 PM] Bryan: Moving on to iPad. Come on iPad Air Pro Nano mini!!!
[1:44 PM] Bryan: Moving on to iPad. Come on iPad Air Pro Nano mini!!!
[1:43 PM] Dave: CarPlay is part of iOS 9.3, released today.
[1:43 PM] Bryan: iOS 9.3 is available today.
[1:43 PM] Bryan: New #CarPlay features in 9.3. New education features, too.
[1:42 PM] Bryan: Apple claims 50 million users for #AppelNews.
[1:41 PM] Bryan: iOS 9.3 will feature #NIghtShift, which shifts the light on iOS screens towards the red at night like f.lux app on OS X. Nice!
[1:40 PM] Bryan: iOS 9 is running on 80 percent of active devices. Latest Android is on 2 percent of devices, according to Apple.
[1:39 PM] Dave: Orders for iPhone SE start on March 24, ships on March 31.
[1:39 PM] Bryan: Starting price for #iPhoneSE is $399 for 16GB. 64GB at $499. Free for subsidized contracts. $17 per month financed. Available March 31st.
[1:38 PM] Dave: iPhone SE Specs.
[1:37 PM] Bryan: The #iPhoneSE has TouchID and #ApplePay.
[1:36 PM] Bryan: The #iPhoneSE will support #LivePhotos. Will also feature the selfie flash.
[1:36 PM] Bryan: The #iPhoneSE will support #LivePhotos. Will also feature the selfie flash.
[1:35 PM] Dave: Siri always has a joke for the occasion. :)
[1:35 PM] Bryan: The #iPhoneSE will have 12MP iSight camera, True Tone Flash, more.
[1:34 PM] Bryan: The #iPhoneSE will have same GPU and CPU as iPhone 6s, as expected.
[1:33 PM] Dave: iPhone SE
[1:33 PM] Bryan: Apple launching iPhone SE, new 4-inch device, as expected. #iPhoneSE
[1:32 PM] Dave: New 4-inch iPhone coming, Greg Joswiak introducing.
[1:32 PM] Bryan: Moving to 4-inch iPhone. Apple shipped 30 million 4-inch iPhones in 2015.
[1:31 PM] Bryan: Various new Siri features in #AppleTV.
[1:31 PM] Dave: tvOS Update Released Today
[1:29 PM] Dave: New Sport Band Colors and Space Grey Milanese Loop for Apple Watch.
[1:28 PM] Dave: New Woven Nylon Apple Watch Bands.
[1:28 PM] Bryan: 5,000 apps on #AppleTV now.
[1:27 PM] Bryan: Moving on to #AppleTV.
[1:27 PM] Bryan: Apple is dropping starting price on #AppleWatch to $299.
[1:27 PM] Bryan: Apple is launching new #AppleWatch bands in new materials and new colors.
[1:26 PM] Bryan: Moving to #AppleWatch.
[1:24 PM] Bryan: CareKit will be open source and available in April.
[1:24 PM] Dave: The logical evolution of ResearchKit, CareKit helps to extend that technology to patients' care.
[1:22 PM] Bryan: Apple announcing CareKit" to get deeper into health. First CareKit app is a Parkinson's app.
[1:22 PM] Bryan: Jeff Williams: "We think empowering people with information about their health is important."
[1:19 PM] Bryan: Watching a video on ResearchKit.
[1:15 PM] Bryan: I'd like to iterate that Apple started this media event with #ApplevsFBI and then went to the environment. What other company could do that?
[1:14 PM] Dave: Moving from Environment to Health, Jeff Williams taking the clicker.
[1:13 PM] Bryan: Apple is using a robot named "Liam" (conceived and designed by Apple) to disassemble iPhones for recycling.
[1:13 PM] Dave: Seems @jmartellaro was right, too. Apple's robotic "LIAM" (sp?) was built to deconstruct out-of-service iPhones for better recycling.
[1:11 PM] Bryan: Unstated (so far): Apple does all this hippy green environmental stuff and still makes money hand over fist.
[1:09 PM] Bryan: Apple is using rooftop solar panels in Singapore for local energy needs. It's unclear if those are Apple's panels or third party panels.
[1:09 PM] Dave: Lisa Jackson says 100% of Apple's data centers are powered by "clean sources of energy" (sun, wind and water)
[1:08 PM] Bryan: Lisa Jackson: Apple is at 93% powered-by-renewable-energy around the world, 100% in the U.S.
[1:06 PM] Bryan: Mr. Cook brought Lisa Jackson on stage to present on the environment.
[1:06 PM] Dave: Seems @Gartenberg was on the money about women (appropriately) being given stage time today. Lisa Jackson up now.
[1:06 PM] Bryan: From privacy to the environment. Apple thinks differently about media events.
[1:05 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook: "We will not shrink from this responsibility."
[1:05 PM] Dave: "We built the iPhone for you, our customers, and we know that it's a deeply personal device." "We need to decide, as a nation, how much power the government should have [over your devices and data]."
[1:05 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook: "I've been humbled" by the outpouring of response from Americans on the topics of privacy and encryption.
[1:04 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook is starting off with #ApplevsFBI.
[1:03 PM] Bryan: Tim Cook: "Normally we don't spend a lot of time looking back, but yes. We're about to celebrate Apple's 40th birthday."
[1:02 PM] Dave: I think the pinwheel-of-death being on screen for 1 of the 40 seconds is about right... We've spent a year of our lives watching that thing!
[1:02 PM] Bryan: That was fun.
[1:02 PM] Bryan: "40 Years in 40 seconds" video running through all of Apple's new products.
[12:59 PM] Dave: Don't forget to silence your cell phone, Bryan.
[12:57 PM] Bryan: Come on, new iPad Air Pro Nano mini!
[12:53 PM] Dave: Everything's in place, everyone's ready... and now we wait (but not for too much longer!)
[10:11 PM] Adam: Join us on Monday, March 21st, for live coverage of Apple's "Let us loop you in" event.
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