Apple Fail on Live Keynote: Annoying Asian Language Translation as Loud as the Narrator

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Apple probably should have used a competitor’s service to provide it’s live streaming event for it “epic” keynote event. That competitor would be YouTube, which handled Chicago’s Lollapalooza in 2013 with more viewers than the Apple streamed event.

Apple’s streaming event continues to freeze with an option to resume to LIVE. When you resume to live, which happened multiple time, it goes back to the same older segment in the presentation — in our case the description of the two-up display in horizontal mode on the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 6.

There is also an annoying female voice translating Chinese or Japanese that is almost as loud as the official narrator’s voice.

If you’re interested, you’re better off picking up the live blog from gizmodo …

http://live.gizmodo.com/our-new-iphone-liveblog-starts-right-here-on-9-9-at-1pm-1629704968

Highlights

Price with plan
5c Free
iPhone 5s $99 (starting at)
iPhone 6 $199 (starting at)
iPhone 6 Plus $299 (starting at)

Apple announced today that both devices will ship on September 19 in the US, France, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. Preorders start September 12.

Up to 128 GB storage.

Camera
8MP iSight camera

True Tone flash

1.5 µ pixels

ƒ/2.2 aperture

VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
Apple’s is introducing Wi-Fi calling which will automatically hand off your call from the cell tower when your Wi-Fi is working better than your cell reception.

Get a first look at Apple’s new payment system from CNET.

Mobile Payments
Apple introduces Apple Pay which involves holding up your phone to a scanner and pressing down on a touch ID. A new chip known as Secure Element encrypts data and holds your credit cards in a Passbook. A customer can use Find My iPhone to suspend all payments from the iPhone. Apple Pay will work with Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

ApplePay features …

One-touch checkout

No card number entry

No need to type addresses

No card information shared with merchant

“One more thing” is apparently a watch — not iWatch, but Apple Watch …

Apple introduced a new watch known as Apple Watch reported to have a sapphire display in a stainless steel housing. The keynote address saved the “One more Thing” event for last with the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch is described as a comprehensive health and fitness companion.

Infrared LEDs and photodiodes act as a digital crown that translates rotary movement into digital data. Apparently the watch does not use a touch screen, but does sense touch and force to determine difference between a tap and a press.

The Apple Watch has hundreds of apps which could give new meaning to distracted driving.

Features …

Highly customizable

My Faces chooses different clock faces

Quick limited messaging using Accept, Maybe, Decline, Dismiss buttons

Also, quick limited messaging using Emoji

Uses Siri integration

A map interface uses tactic feedback with a different vibration for directions to turn left or right, for example.

Accurate plus or minus 50 milliseconds

Wireless charging

Three editions of Apple Watch will be available early 2015 with a starting price of $349.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch Sport (with a 60 percent stronger alloy case that’s still light and durable)

Apple Watch Edition (18k gold).

Health Apps
Two fitness-related apps … Fitness Ap and Workout App, which knows if you’re biking, running, walking or just sitting on the couch waving your wrist around.

Workout app can measure calories, distance traveled, elapsed workout time.


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1 Comment

  1. I already have this- a Samsung Note 3. And i have a Galaxy Gear, a Samsung Smartwatch. So, i guess i don’t have to wait for these.

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