Apple's March 9 event | CNET

Apple's March 9 event

The company will give more details about Apple Watch and could introduce new Macs and other products.

  • Scott Stein 3/9/2015 5:14:09 PM
    Our office vending machine works with Apple Pay, and it's kinda cool. Insta-pretzel.
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:14:10 PM
    And in February, Cook said more than 2,000 banks and credit unions, about 90 percent of the US market, accept Apple Pay. The number supporting the service, quadruple the number of partners at launch, grew “much faster” than expected, Cook said. He has said that “2015 will be the year of Apple Pay.”
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:14:19 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:14:32 PM
    Cook: When we announced iPhone, was iPod and Internet in pocket. Now does so much more. Never leave home without it.
  • dan.ackerman 3/9/2015 5:14:42 PM
    Also, the vending machine thing is real. I'm guilty of using it at the CNET office to sneak a granola bar quickly when no one is looking.
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:14:58 PM
    Cook: Continuing to transform even more parts of our lives. CarPlay is changing the way we use iPhone in the car. I'm pleased to announce today now every major car brand has committed to delivering CarPlay
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:14:58 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:15:13 PM
    Cook: More than 40 new models of cars shipping by the end of this year. Only a year after shipping Car Play
  • Scott Stein 3/9/2015 5:15:24 PM
    IMO CarPlay, HomeKit and Health will also be cornerstones for Apple Watch, or need to be.
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:15:32 PM
    Cook: HomeKit changing the way we're using devices at home. Automation cos announced would support HomeKit at CES. More roll out throughout the year
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:15:52 PM
    Cook: Perhaps the most profound positive impact iPhone will make is on health. Already over 900 incredible apps that help you manage and track your health and fitness
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:15:53 PM
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  • dan.ackerman 3/9/2015 5:16:11 PM
    I only saw a handful of homekit devices at CES, and none looked like game changers to me. But, I suspect it'll be big at CES 2016.
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:16:27 PM
    Cook: We have always wanted to make the biggest difference we could make. As we worked on HealthKit, we came across an even bigger impact iPhone could make. And that is on medical research. To tell you all about this, I'd like to invite Jeff Williams up
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:16:48 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:16:52 PM
    Williams: Medical research is not what you were expecting, but when we were working on HealthKit, we talked to a lot of medical experts
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:17:05 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:17:09 PM
    Wiliams: One of the challenges people have is recruiting
  • Scott Stein 3/9/2015 5:17:19 PM
    Medical research and Health? Interesting. Samsung aimed for this approach too with Simband, in a sense.
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:17:30 PM
    Williams is Apple's senior vice president of operations, FYI
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:17:42 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:18:03 PM
    Williams: Another issue is the frequency of data. Medical researchers often get snapshats of data through time. But we know data ebb and flow daily, almost hourly
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:18:15 PM
    Williams: Perhaps biggest challenge is communication flow.
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:18:40 PM
    Williams: There are hundreds of millions of iPhone owners out there. Gladly contribute if able to do so. Today, proud to announce ResearchKit
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:18:46 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:19:23 PM
    Williams: ResearchKit is a software framework made especially for medical research. Turns iPhone and HealthKit into powerful diagnostic tools. Didn't build it on our own. Working with Stanford, Penn Medicine, Weill Cornell, Michael J Fox Foundation, etc
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:19:31 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:19:52 PM
    Williams: For example Parkinson's disease. App called mPower. Made with a couple universities. App turns iPhone into a diagnostic tool. Quick tapping test that evaluates hand tremors
  • Scott Stein 3/9/2015 5:20:00 PM
    Very, very interesting, Definitely reminds me of what Samsung was promising, but seemingly with a lot more medical partners.
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:20:07 PM
    Williams: Or can say "ahh" into microphone, can detect minute levels that assess Parkinson's
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:20:20 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:20:30 PM
    Wlliams: Precisely measure gait and balance. Can do anywhere. Not just in doctor's office
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:20:39 PM
  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:21:02 PM
    Williams: Also pulls data from HealthKit, like activity data. Researchers believe exercise can affect symptoms of Parkinson's, but some believe can slow or halt it. Now researchers can assess data
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:21:13 PM
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  • Shara Tibken 3/9/2015 5:21:26 PM
    Williams: That's just Parkinson's. For diabetes worked with Mass General on an app
  • Tim Stevens 3/9/2015 5:21:55 PM
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