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Apple Keynote Event March 2016 Recap

Apple Keynote Event Mach 2016 Recap

Welcome to the Apple Keynote Event March 2016 Recap.

You can view the event now via

40 Years in 40 Seconds

The show began with a Video – “40 Years in 40 Seconds”.

It depicted 40 Years of Apple. Where they began, how they went through the years until now.

Normally we do not spend a lot of time looking back, but yes, we are about to celebrate Apple’s 40th Birthday.

– Tim Cook

Apple had a very tough time staying afloat for many of the early years, but thanks to iPhone, Apple is going strong. Apple will turn 40 on April 1st.

Tim also announced that Apple has finally made it to a big Milestone – 1 Billion Apple Devices being used around the world today.

FBI Dispute

Tim turned to the FBI Dispute in regards to the Government requesting Apple to make a way to bypass Security on iPhone so that they can catch the Terrorists.
This is good and fine, except for one issue – they are not using special iPhones that normal consumers don’t have. So having this ability is not “for the Terrorists”, its for everyone. Sure, the Government might say “its just to bring justice and stop Terrorists”, but where is the line drawn for others and their privacy? Not only that, but it would mean a powerful tool has been created and is – as Tech’s call it, “Out in the Open”. No matter what, it isn’t easy to keep from the public. Securing it is hard due to many variables. Some include hacking, disgruntled employee’s, misplace it, to name a few.

We strongly believe that we have a Responsibility to protect your Data, and protect your Privacy.

– Tim Cook

Apple feel strong in keeping the Government away from such powers that can kill off Privacy.

We will not Shrink from this Responsibility.

– Tim Cook


Source: Apple Stream

2 Years ago, Apple announced they would attempt to make everything they do, better for the environment. This included having every Facility around the world run on 100% renewable energy.

2 years later, Apple has 93% of their Operations using renewable energy, 23 countries being at 100%, including Australia.

Apple also has made sure that the iPhone is 100% reusable and recyclable by using material that is easy to do so. They even created a machine to help assist them in easy pull apart and organization, and they named it Liam:


Apple Keynote Event March 2016 Recap


Apple has made Medical Research better for the future. When Apple first launched ResearchKit, they didn’t know how much it would explode into popularity and lots of data to help the Medical Community understand and better assist all sorts of diseases like Autism, Parkinson’s and Epilepsy.

Apple has a video that best demonstrates what ResearchKit is doing for the world:


To help you have an active role in managing your own health, Apple created CareKit — an open source software framework enabling developers to build apps that help you manage your medical conditions. You will finally be able to co-assist yourself and your doctor/s by being able to regularly track your symptoms and medications, and even share the information with your care team for a bigger, better picture of your health, giving you a better understanding of your own health.

CareKit will be available in April.

Apple Watch

Apple is bringing out a new type of Band – made of woven Nylon. Also some new Sports & Leather Bands.

Apple have also changed the pricing of the Apple Watch – now starting at $299USD.

Apple TV

Source: Apple Stream

Apple tvOS is getting an update.

  • Folders: You can now organize your Apps into folders.
  • Dictation: Use your voice to dictate text on-screen, including Usernames and Passwords.
  • iCloud Photo Library & Live Photo’s: You now have access to your iCloud Picture Library as well as Live Photo’s.

The update is available now.



The rumors were true! Apple have brought out a small iPhone and named it exactly what the rumors said, the iPhone SE.

Apple has made a compact version of the iPhone 6S, taking on things like the 6S Chip – being the A9 Chip.

Here are the Specs:

  • CPU: A9 Chip
  • Display: 4-inch Retina @ 1136-by-640-pixel resolution
  • Touch ID
  • Apple Pay
  • 12MP iSight Camera & 4K Video | Live Photo’s
  • 1.2MP Front-Facing Camera with Retina Flash (Retina Flash makes your screen flash a White Screen at a high brightness to help with low light)
  • “Hey Siri” Ready

Learn more…

16GB – $399USD
64GB – $499USD

Available March 31st

Apple showed off iOS 9.3. Get more on 9.3 from our Technology News.


Apple have also launched a smaller version of the iPad Pro, for those who don’t want to lug around a big Tablet. It smashes the iPad Air 2, but also has some features that are better than its bigger brother.

Here are the Specs (With Key Point comparison of iPad Pro):

  • CPU: A9X Chip
  • Display: 9.5-inch Retina @ 2048-by-1536 pixel resolution
  • Touch ID
  • Apple Pay
  • 12MP iSight Camera & 4K Video | Live Photo’s  VS – 8MP | 1080p Video | No Live Photo’s
  • 5MP Front-Facing Camera with Retina Flash (Retina Flash makes your screen flash a White Screen at a high brightness to help with low light) – VS – 1.2MP | No Retina Flash
  • “Hey Siri” Ready – VS – Not activated

Learn More…

Wifi Only:

32GB $599USD
128GB $749USD
256GB $899USD

Wifi + Mobile:

32GB $729USD
128GB $879USD
256GB $1,029USD

Available March 31st

2 New Accessories are also available – A camera Adaptor for Podcasting & Card Reader:

Source: Apple Stream

New Campus

Tim said this event would likely be the last in the Town Hall on 4 Infinite Loop.

Apple will be moving to a new developed Campus that should be ready by 2017.

Here is the Concept Art of the New facility:

Source: Apple Stream

 They will also have a new Conference Hall:

Source: Apple Stream


That’s it everyone.

Some interesting things coming out of Apple.

Let us know what you think in the Comments Below!

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