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GarageBand and Logic Pro X Music Apps Get Major Updates

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
CUPERTINO, California — January 18, 2017 — Apple® today announced major updates to its music creation apps with exciting new features for music makers of all levels on iPhone®, iPad® and Mac®. GarageBand® for iOS 2.2 now features the powerful creative synthesizer Alchemy and a new sound browser that makes searching through instruments and patches easier than ever. Logic Pro™ X 10.3 becomes an even more powerful tool for pros with a modern interface, new features for professional audio production as well as support for the revolutionary Touch Bar™ on the new MacBook Pro®, putting intuitive, context-sensitive controls right at users’ fingertips. 

Logic Pro X users can also remotely add new tracks to their Logic® sessions from their iPhone or iPad when they’re away from their Mac. With a new share option, users can upload a special GarageBand-compatible version of a Logic project to iCloud®, which they can then open on their iOS devices and add new recordings whenever inspiration strikes. When the project is saved back to iCloud, any newly added tracks will automatically appear in the original Logic project the next time it’s opened on a Mac. 

“Music has always been part of Apple’s DNA, and we are excited to deliver yet another fun and powerful update to our music creation apps, GarageBand for iOS and Logic Pro X,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Applications Product Marketing. “These updates bring a wide range of new and highly requested features to both hobbyists and the community of pro musicians and audio engineers who rely on our software and hardware to create amazing music.”

“Logic Pro X is an indispensable part of the creative process for me and the artists I work with. I’m thrilled to see all the new professional features that have been added,” said Grammy- and Academy Award-winning producer and composer Paul Epworth. “As a huge fan of the Alchemy synthesizer, I love that I can grab my iPhone or iPad and use GarageBand to keep coming up with new tracks for my Logic sessions when I’m traveling and away from my studio.”

GarageBand for iOS
GarageBand for iOS brings even more sophisticated music creation options to iPhone and iPad, while still remaining fun and easy to use. It features a redesigned sound browser that makes it faster than ever to explore Touch Instruments® and quickly find the exact sounds you’re looking for. 

Alchemy, one of the world’s most innovative modern synthesizers and a favorite of Logic Pro users, comes to iOS and includes a rich collection of over 150 Apple-designed patches from a wide variety of genres, including EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Rock, Pop and more. And with Alchemy’s Transform Pad, users can morph between eight sonic snapshots in real-time, to create expressive synth performances. 

Recording music in GarageBand for iOS also gets easier with Multi-Take Recording, giving users multiple passes to capture their best performance and the ability to audition and switch between their favorite takes. 

The release also features a redesigned Audio Recorder that adds fun, one-tap vocal effects and provides users with even more sophisticated studio effects like pitch correction, distortion and delay. Seasoned users looking for even more control over their mixes can use a new collection of advanced audio processing tools, including an interactive graphic Visual EQ and the ability to use third-party Audio Unit plug-in effects for expandable, creative sound design.

Logic Pro X
Logic Pro X includes advanced new features that make Logic an even stronger tool for audio production, giving musicians and audio engineers even more control over editing and mixing their music. The latest release features a new modern design that improves legibility in a variety of working environments.

Logic Pro X also adds support for the revolutionary new Touch Bar on MacBook Pro, providing the ability to view and navigate your project in a timeline overview, along with convenient access to volume and Smart Controls for any selected track. New performance controls let you play and record software instruments with the Touch Bar using a piano keyboard that can also be customized to a variety of musical scales, or by tapping drum pads to create beats. Assignable key command buttons let you customize the Touch Bar controls to keep your favorite keyboard shortcuts available when you need them. 

Track Alternatives let users create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on any track. This feature makes it easier to experiment with various creative ideas or evaluate different versions of a track as it evolves. Selection-based Processing allows users to apply any combination of Logic or third-party effect plug-ins onto any selection of one or multiple audio regions. It is useful for optimizing sound quality and a great tool for creative sound design.

Logic Pro X becomes more powerful for professional mixing, with a 64-bit summing engine, 192 additional busses and true stereo panning, providing discrete control of stereo signals.

Pricing and Availability 
The GarageBand for iOS update, available today, is free for all existing users and with all new iOS devices. Customers with older, non-qualifying devices can purchase the app for $4.99 (US) on the App Store®. For more information about GarageBand for iOS, visit: www.apple.com/ios/garageband.

The Logic Pro X update, available today, is free for all existing users, and available on the Mac App Store for $199.99 (US) for all new customers. For more information about Logic Pro X, visit: www.apple.com/logic-pro.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Starlayne Meza
Apple
starlayne@apple.com
(408) 974-3391

Bill Evans
Apple
bevans@apple.com
(408) 974-0610
 

App Store Shatters Records on New Year’s Day

Thursday, January 5th, 2017
CUPERTINO, California — January 5, 2017 — Apple® today announced that the App Store® welcomed 2017 with its busiest single day ever on New Year’s Day, capping a record-breaking holiday season and a year of unprecedented developer earnings and breakout app hits. In 2016 alone, developers earned over $20 billion, up over 40 percent from 2015. Since the App Store launched in 2008, developers have earned over $60 billion, creating amazing app experiences for App Store customers across iPhone®, iPad®, Apple Watch®, Apple TV® and Mac®. Those efforts helped kick off 2017 with a remarkable start, making New Year’s Day the highest single day ever for the App Store with nearly $240 million in purchases. 

“2016 was a record-shattering year for the App Store, generating $20 billion for developers, and 2017 is off to a great start with Jan. 1 as the single biggest day ever on the App Store,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We want to thank our entire developer community for the many innovative apps they have created — which together with our products — help to truly enrich people’s lives.”

Customers broke all-time records this holiday season with purchases from the App Store topping $3 billion in December. In the same month, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run made history with more than 40 million downloads in just four days after its release, and was the most downloaded app globally on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 

Super Mario Run is also among last year’s top 10 most downloaded apps worldwide, with Pokémon Go taking the top spot. Pokémon Go, a beloved game from Niantic, quickly became a cultural phenomenon in mid-2016. Prisma, Reigns, Procreate, Lumino City, Sweat With Kayla and djay Pro, from some of Apple's independent developers, were among the most successful apps for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch and Mac, respectively. The App Store offers 2.2 million apps in total, up over 20 percent from last year. 

With the App Store available in 155 countries, Apple’s customers have access to millions of apps to make their lives easier, enrich their passions and connect with people from all around the world. The App Store’s top-grossing markets include the US, China, Japan and the UK, with China experiencing record year-over-year growth at an incredible 90 percent. The global impact of the App Store was captured this past year with two campaigns — Apps for Earth and Games for (RED). In partnership with the World Wildlife Fund and (RED), customers were empowered to make a difference, helping to protect life on our planet and join the fight against AIDS. The custom content created by each campaign’s participating developers helped raise over $17 million in total for the two organizations. 

With the introduction of iMessage® apps and SiriKit in iOS 10, developers created exciting new types of app experiences. iPhone and iPad customers now have access to over 21,000 iMessage apps to send stickers and easily collaborate with friends, and for the first time ever, users can ask Siri® to book rides, make payments, return a call and more.

Since subscriptions became available across all 25 app categories this fall, including Games and Kids, customers can subscribe to their favorite services from over 20,000 apps, with Netflix, HBO Now, Line, Tinder and MLB.com At Bat among last year’s most popular. iPhone and iPad customers grew the App Store’s subscription billings significantly in 2016, to $2.7 billion, up 74 percent from 2015. 

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Lisa Israel
Apple
lisrael@apple.com
(408) 974-2118

Stephanie Saffer 
Apple
ssaffer@apple.com
(408) 974-5160
 

ROUND ONE UPDATES (Jan. 1, 2017)

Sunday, January 1st, 2017

(tl;dr & shipping info @ bottom of the post)

First off, I want to offer my sincerest apologies for not communicating more throughout the build process of Round One. I know how it feels to be left in the dark and it's frustrating as all heck. All of us have been working 'round the clock and sleeping around 2 nights a week for the last month and losing time happens more than I'd like it to.

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I think we've officially started to refer to Round One internally as 'The Little Engine That Could'.

We've hit quite a few bumps in the road so far during Round One. The holidays really messed with us and we should have anticipated more issues concerning that right off the bat (both from a personal and business sense). Everyone here decided to basically ignore the holidays completely and just keep chugging along to try to offset some of the minor delays we're experiencing.

We stocked up on at least one of every replacement part we could think of, but we still had a few small delays with MORE replacements we needed over the last 2 weeks. We're planning to upgrade one of our (adding yet another) mill to HQ as soon as we can in 2017.

We took a lot of time to find the right wood supplier. We were confident they had reliably great product while building our prototypes (which nearly every piece was perfect for) but our largest shipment of wood for Round One had to be sent back. The whole first batch of coils we ordered also had to be sent back due to both quality and safety concerns (but we have since found a new supplier we're [I]much[/I] happier with). So yet again, due to the holidays, we got set back quite a bit during these exchange processes.

(I mean, seriously, what the hell is this?)

(Or this? btw, this had seen new heat shrink 3 times by day 3 and the plug was replaced on day 3 as well. Then the ground ripped out).

We tried to mill some of the slightly less warped stock but ended up scrapping a few hundred bucks in wood alone when we started to worry about the enclosures cracking once the finishing process started (or them literally just breaking in half during milling). It's been...[I]frustrating [/I]to say the least. [/SIZE]

We offset this somewhat by finding another local supplier for about half of the replacements we needed and just buying them outright, but we still took a pretty decent time hit there since the wood is basically the front end of the entire process.

And here's some shots of our new coils, which are lightyears ahead of our first shipment or the one above (which was bought from a local shop before our others had arrived as a 'back-up').

The shrink is reinforced, the coils are actually wrapped in a friggin' ROUND SHAPE, they're Nichrome instead of Kanthal (Duh), and have Kevlar sleeves (thank god). The plugs are also MUCH higher quality than our previous stock.

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We also invested a decent chunk of change into hiring and flying out a contractor I've known for a long time from Texas to help us further optimize our wiring schematics and help us throughout the assembly portion of Round One. His flight ended up coming in 2 days late, and his checked bag of tools took 3 more days to get here due to issues with lost luggage.

We were ecstatic to finally get him here though. He's been a miracle the past couple of weeks and the extra day or two we took redrawing the schematics with him was well worth it (he even found a way to add another hardware failsafe into the design without adding more 'noise'). In an attempt to take a load off our very over-worked developer (Liz, more straight from her below) he's taken over most of the internal manufacturing.

After that discovery we also wanted to put in another layer of software protection / auto-limiting functionality. Safety is one of our biggest concerns since I'm sure quite of few of y'all have units going on a regular basis throughout the day the same way we do here. We don't want anyone to have to worry about leaving their nail on in another room, etc. Though who's to say that's not just our personal paranoia peaking through?

Our mounting hardware for the bottom of each unit has been changed as well to try and ensure better durability & longevity for each unit.

The delay in milling a lot of our Bloodwood orders set us back on testing and burning in a lot of units as well, but we also want to make sure we end up with every customer getting a good, solid controller. The last thing we want is for someone to receive a unit that just falls apart on them the next day. We are burning in each unit with their respective coils as well. After watching a lot of different coils break in and change (thermally) from our various testing throughout Round One we see this as a necessity to try and maintain solid temps 'out of the box' and verify proper function. Both coil and controller will getting a minimum of 48 hours burn-in before being shipped out. Period. Burn-in is also, of course, a big extra safety check, too.

I've compiled our final checklist for each unit (which will be included in your orders) to make sure we have at least 2 people check each unit in and out before shipping. They will be initialed after each inspection. This list will also serve as our Certificate of Authenticity so it will contain serial # and other relevant info about each unit (along with notes on any fun manufacturing tidbits like knots, eyes, and unique grain patterns in each enclosure, etc.). Each screen will be calibrated before sending it out. Little finishing touches like that are some of the minor things that slipped past us the last couple of weeks.
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I waited on this update to get more info (re: code monkey stuff) from our developer on how the software is progressing as well so (for the first time) here's a little info straight from her.

Engineering is currently running security audits, compiling the final models, and just finished the v1.0.0 build!

While the software is still in it's infancy, the already feature-rich controller serves as perfect base from which to build.

We've taken the time to create a true IoT (Internet of Things) device; seamless delivery of an ever-improving product, only integrated as much or as little as it needs to be.

Our Android app will be available later this month and Apple still has the red tape around us at the moment (as you’d expect). We started the process awhile back, but can only assume the holidays have them dragging their feet as well (since we aren’t worried about it being approved in general).

Internally, we'll be discussing how much of the API to open up after pre-orders are out (think plug-ins, tuning rules, custom nail profiles, etc.), any and all suggestions / feature requests are welcome.

(Give us some stars for the new year? https://github.com/Hex-Nail/hexnail-module-examples/blob/master/README.md

Here's a small preview of how some of the interface has changed / improved over the course of Round One as well. Bear in mind some of these shots are out of date and were taken after a ground-up rewrite of the entire system to improve stability and performance.

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The last thing I want to address are the extras we were planning to sent out with units. Don't worry, any of you that ordered early, or chose exclusive swag over partial refunds to help us out financially during the bulk purchasing will absolutely still be getting some really fun (and useful) stuff...we just need to send it later this month once all of our unit orders are taken care of. I hope this doesn't disappoint anyone too much and I can promise I'm gonna try to get even more fun stuff done for everyone once we get the orders out.

We've got a few things planned, but just so you get an idea of what's coming here's a few of of the ideas I've been (literally) milling over here and there since Round One began...

Matching (Hardwood) Dabbers
- The body will be made of the chosen wood for each order

Controller (45 Degree Angle) Stands
- Various materials will be used. We'll also be looking into making mounting brackets at some point for direct mounting to walls, etc.

Signed Prototype Design Enclosure Pieces
- Round One will be a huge accomplishment for us and we want all of our supporters to have a piece of what they helped make happen besides just the unit itself.

And of course we'd love to send some of the usual 'stoner swag' like shirts, dab mats, pins, and stickers, too.

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tl;dr - We hoping to send units out in small batches as we wrap-up each inspection and burn-in over the course of this (and next) week. Overall, in spite of a 'Santa's List'-esque set of issues we've run into outlook is positive and we can't wait to get these in your hands. Multiple year's worth of development, planning, testing, and prototypes are finally coming into focus and we ask that you bear with us just a little longer.

TRACKING NUMBERS WILL BE PROVIDED IN BATCHES AS SOON AS EACH ONE SHIPS. THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO EDIT YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS (IF NEED BE). 

If anyone has any other questions please either message me here or e-mail us directly at: ava@hex-nail.com [CMO] (or) liz@hex-nail.com [CTO]

DJI Shows off Their Commitment to the Enterprise Drone Market at AirWorks

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
20161202_080737 What sort of drone and application do you picture when you think of DJI? Is it a hobbyist with a Phantom, grabbing video footage of ...

“Why should I get a Hex-Nail? What makes it different?”

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

The Hex-Nail is world's most integrated, advanced, and accurate e-nail on the market today. Boasting complete control from all your personal devices (via Bluetooth 4.0 or Wi-Fi) & features like a Dab Log, Real-Time Temperature Graphs, 5.5" Touchscreen, Glob Mode, and so much more. 

Our proprietary A.D.M. Technology makes it the ONLY e-nail that shows you what temperature you are actually dabbing at. Using real-world analysis of current nails on the market today we can accurately predict in real-time what the temperature of your nail is...instead of just telling you your coil temperature and tossing a calculator in your lap. 

And that same clunky metal box box we all know and love? Gone. We use high-quality American sourced, quarter-sawn hardwood for our enclosures. CNC Milled in-house to ensure the highest quality standards in the industry. 

The next piece of the puzzle comes with the finish for the milled enclosure. Over 13 steps of sanding, oiling, waxing, and buffing are applied, by hand, to every single Hex-Nail that leaves our doors. Not to mention over 75 hours of stress testing to ensure that all the hardware is fool-proof & functioning for years to come. 

And the final piece to the puzzle is our Lifetime Warranty, Lifetime Support, and Lifetime Software & Tuning updates. You'll never be behind the curve with the HN-01. New features are already being implemented every day from suggestions within the community. We give the people what they want, and we can deliver it without forcing our customers to buy a whole new e-nail. 

Whether you live your life connected to the world around you, or completely off the grid. Hex-Nail is here to not only give you the best, but also the most accurate dab available today. 

If you need more reasons, or have any feature suggestions just shoot me a line: ava@hex-nail.com

Hex-Nail (HN-01): Now Available Internationally!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

The Hex-Nail is already compatible with any power from 100v-250v*
* - You just need a 220v coil. 

Current orders include coils as a free Pre-Order bonus. After pre-orders are shipped, coils will be an add-on option to the HN-01 base price of $360.

We had left the 220v 'option' off the site until now because we haven't found a vendor we want to work with that carries a 220v coil we're particularly fond of including with the HN-01. There are options out there, but it's much harder to track down a good (but affordable) 220v heater coil than we first expected. We're in the process of trying to find a good alternative from another source to include in pre-orders for international customers.

At this point, we are currently implementing a 'No Coil' option to our in-line cart that reduces the price slightly for 220v customers (since we are getting closer to the shipment of pre-orders) to off-set the lack of a coil in their pre-orders. We'll be taking a hit, but we want our friends across the world's various ponds to be able to have a Hex-Nail, too) without simply having to shell out an extra $20 for nothing. It's live on the site now. We're also adding specs to the site during that update to make this all more clear (due to a few changes and time constraints, there are currently none listed.) within the next few days.

Let me know if you have any issues and please use coupon code: intrnlshphn01 to take some off for the lack of 220v coil with your pre-order. 

Note: This is a workaround until we can properly implement regional restrictions for 'No Coil' selection in our in-line cart. If you attempt to purchase within the US with this code for a discount your order will immediately be cancelled110v coils are included as a pre-order bonus. The base price at launch for the unit only will be $360 after Round One. 

A coil free option post-launch will be implemented for everyone, however, after our Round One orders ship.

Thank you for your patience while we get this taken care of and implement the changes over the next few days. By the time we ship, if we have found an option that's up to snuff we will offer the coil at a discounted rate (with free shipping) to customers that pre-ordered and would have preferred to receive a new coil.

Beyond that...

We're hoping to manufacture our own heaters at some point in the future. We have a few designs almost ready, but simply don't have the time (with the finishing touches and upcoming logistics of the HN-01 roll-out) or capital to invest into the actual development of said designs right now.

Honestly, as a (currently) 100% self-funded company, we're living fairly hand-to-mouth right now after quitting stagnant careers and moving out of Silicon Valley to make Hex-Nail our full-time focus. The success (hopefully) of the HN-01 will allow us to re-invest the money into RnD so we can start to refine/test our heater designs and fund the expansion of our software development team (which would enable us to implement improved/new tunings & features faster).

Crunch Time @ HQ (Round One Promo Vid, New Features, UI Walkthrough & More)

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Hex-Nail: Graphs & Globs (Video)

We shot our first promo for our launch coming up! 3 angles simultaneously highlighting one of our most anticipated features...Glob Mode! (More on the expansion of Glob Mode below)

Hex-Nail: Graphs & Globs (Next-Gen E-Nail)

We dropped 0.3g of Bubbah Kush Shatter dropped on the CCA Liger V3 (30mm) SiC dish. Probably the best dab I've had in my life. We're so excited to dial in these tunings. These Ligers seem to be the perfect pair with the HN-01. We dropped 0.3g Bubbah Kush shatter in 'Glob Mode' and cleared it all at higher than our set temp! Guess this ol' thing works after all. We especially loved seeing the temp rise as we poured more shatter on.


Most Popular Wood So Far? Bloodwood.

I'm hoping to have a blog post up with more information about each wood within the next day or with more about the grain / finish characteristics of each wood...but for now here's some new shots of our front-runner: Bloodwood.

 

 

Remember though...The only real difference wood choice besides cosmetics (and workload for us, some of these woods are tough to mill properly) is the weight of the unit itself. Some of the woods are more dense than others so a little heft is added to those. There some durability differences between our options, but as long as you don't plan to you know, toss the controller against the wall...there should be no difference concerning functionality. 


Update via (Fuck Combustion) - Nov. 27th

This update is mainly to address a question/suggestion we had in some other threads about temperature 'dipping' and whether or not this could be built into the Hex-Nail's feature set. There's a lot of info explaining the UI a bit more in detail after that, too. 

Short answer: We already have this feature implemented and achievable in a couple of ways. 

Long Answer:
The most obvious solution for this is, disabling the heater while the unit is still on. The Hex-Nail has Coil On/Off Capabilities are controllable via whatever means you like. Apps, Wi-Fi via a browser, Bluetooth, Touchscreen, etc. Thus achieving the desired effect by turning off the heater and allowing the temperature to drop to a desired level before re-enabling it (manually) and having it start to rise once again.

[Example: Set temp. @ 650, cut power to your heater, wait for it to reach 550, re-activate power to your heater and start the dab as the temperature then rises. as it normally would.]

We personally think that's a pretty involved way of getting this change to happen. So we'll do you one better. We will be expanding our already implemented 'Glob Mode' feature (seen briefly in the video above, more on that later.) to include completely customizable user preset 'Shifts' (which can be set and changed by the user at any time). 

You will be able to make a new preset for a temporary 'Shift' in temperature (in either direction), for a user set period of time (and user set temperature variation). You will also be able to choose how each shift starts and ends. Want it to go up in temp, then down? Done. Want it to down, then up? No problem. Want it to go up and stay? Fine. 

Needless to say there will be a deep rabbit hole when it comes to playing with the HN-01's 'Shift' options.


UI Explanation (Annotated)

Red: Current (Coil) Temp / Faded / Value: Changing
Orange: Current (Nail/Coil) Temp / Illuminated / Value: Changing
Green: Set (Nail) Temp / Illuminated / Value: Locked

You can choose to either track to the COIL or the NAIL temperature (and switch between them as you choose). Once you choose which to track to that value lights up (in this case, I've chosen to track to the nail temp, so it is brighter) and DOES NOT CHANGE as long as it remains selected. Since I've chosen to track to the nail, the middle number (orange) is now the current nail temp. The Hex-Nail will do it's best to keep this temperature the same as my set nail temp (green). Similar to your standard Set/Current PID interface. Since I'm not tracking to the COIL right now, that temperature is faded but it DOES update in real-time. If you switched to coil tracking it would become illuminated and LOCKED. Moving your current coil temp to the center and fading out your NAIL temp (which will then update in real-time).

It's really interesting to watch the 2 'real-time' numbers change independently of each other. Nail temp drops 2 degrees the coil temp may jump up 4 degrees to try to bring it back up. I feel like this seems more complicated without movement but if you watch the close-up melt frames in the Glob Promo (above) I think you'll get a handle on it pretty quickly. There's a few long shots in there that really show the functionality.


Feature Update: USB Charging/Data Ports (Via Fuck Combustion)

The USB ports were actually left out of phase 2 prototypes on purpose. We're still trying to actually see if they can be implemented to our standards. We had them on early prototypes, but we traced noise in the tracking data to them (especially when actually in use for charging). We're looking into ways of properly isolating them from the rest of the internals (unfortunately the best solutions increase size). In the end we'd rather ship a more accurate, smaller, reliable controller without, than have them as a poorly implemented extra feature that hinders performance in the grand scheme of things. 

After building audiophile-grade amplifiers for a few months as a contractor in Austin at one point I have, unfortunately, already experienced major issues with interference from power 'noise'. The Hex-Nail's USB issue is similar to the effect 'dirty' power has on electronic components.

(Customer Feedback via F.C. after the link above)


 

Apple Turns (RED) with More Ways than Ever to Join the Fight Against AIDS

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California — November 30, 2016 — In honor of World AIDS Day, Apple® is offering more ways than ever for customers to join (RED) in its mission to create an AIDS-free generation. Apple is the world’s largest corporate contributor to the Global Fund, and this year marks its 10th anniversary supporting (RED) in the fight to end AIDS.
 
(RED)’s critical work addresses the disparity in access to life-saving medication in sub-Saharan Africa, which has the highest prevalence of AIDS on the planet. The money raised by (RED) funds programs that offer counseling, testing, prevention and, most crucially, the life-saving ARV medication that prevents the transmission of HIV from mothers to their unborn babies.
 
“The gift of life is the most important gift that anyone can give,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Thanks to the vision and dedication of (RED), an AIDS-free generation is within our reach. We want to leave the world better than we found it, and that’s why our longtime partnership with (RED) remains so important to us.” 
 
This year, Apple customers can support the fight while playing the games they love, shopping for loved ones ahead of the holiday season or listening to an exclusive (RED) holiday album from The Killers. 
 
For the next week, a range of the most popular games across the App Store® — spanning from racing and sports titles to strategy, puzzle and action games — are offering limited-edition, custom (RED) content, exclusively available on the App Store. All proceeds from the associated in-app purchases go to the Global Fund. 
 
The 20 participating games include Angry Birds 2, Angry Birds POP!, Best Fiends, Best Fiends Forever, Boom Beach, Candy Crush Jelly Saga, Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, CSR2, Episode, Farm Heroes Saga, FarmVille: Tropic Escape, FIFA Mobile, Hay Day, MARVEL Contest of Champions, PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator, Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, SimCity BuildIt, War Dragons and YAHTZEE With Buddies. 
 
In addition to the current (PRODUCT)RED lineup, which is available for customers to purchase year-round, Apple is also adding four new (RED) products including an iPhone® 7 Smart Battery Case, iPhone SE Case, Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones and the Pill+ Portable Speaker, which are all available today.
 
Over 400 Apple Stores on five continents will turn their logos red or feature (RED) window decals to raise visibility for World AIDS Day in Apple's most widespread implementation of support for (RED) at its stores. Apple Store employees will share all the ways our customers can join us in supporting (RED) and the fight against AIDS.
 
Starting tomorrow through December 6, Apple is donating $1 to (RED)’s mission for every purchase made with Apple Pay® at an Apple Store®, on Apple.com or through the Apple Store app, up to $1 million. Bank of America will also make a donation for every Apple Pay transaction using its cards, also up to $1 million.
 
Customers around the world can also easily donate directly to (RED) through iTunes®. In the US, iTunes Movies is offering a free download of The Lazarus Effect, the documentary about the mission of (RED). 
 
The Killers’ holiday album, Don’t Waste Your Wishes, is exclusively available on iTunes featuring all 10 of their holiday singles, as well as a new track, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” with 100 percent of the proceeds in the US going to the Global Fund. 
 
Over the past 10 years, 70 million lives have been impacted by (RED)-supported Global Fund grants. At the start of Apple’s partnership with (RED), 1,200 babies were born with HIV every day, and today, UNAIDS predicts that number could be near zero by the year 2020, with the end of AIDS by 2030.
 
With the life-saving medication costing as little as 30 cents a day, every person can make a difference. Through these efforts we’ll get that much closer to helping (RED) create an AIDS-free generation.
 
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
 
Press Contacts:
Lisa Israel
Apple
lisrael@apple.com
(408) 974-2118
 
Fred Sainz
Apple
sainz@apple.com
(669) 227-0492
 

CCA 710 & Hex-Nail: Together at Last

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

We are very happy to let our customers know that the Hex-Nail HN-01 will ship with tunings for the Liger v3 series of nails by the very talented folks at CCA 710. This combo is flat out jaw-dropping. We're really excited to shake things up with these guys. SiC, Sapphire, and Quartz tunings will all be available when our first round ships in December!

The stability and efficiency differences between the Liger and anything else we've tested so far, are out of this world. We can literally see the difference with the HN-01. We think that this pairing could end up being the true king of the hill of the vaporization industry. 

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We're also happy to say that the CCA team will be getting the first Hex-Nails to ever leave the 4 walls of our headquaters for testing & personal use after we do a little tune-up with the new Ligers on the test bed. 

We can't wait for everyone to see what a little dedication and innovation can do. We look forward to working with their team a lot in the future. 

Happy Holidays, everyone. Stay safe, warm, and medicated. We even had Christmas come a little early this year at HQ.

Thanksgiving/Black Friday Update!  (Major Pricing & Warranty Changes)

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
​We are significantly cutting the price of the HN-01. As we refined the initial design we’ve found a few new ways to both improve the product and save money. For instance, we had originally planned to purchase internal mounting plates for our hardware. We are now milling them ourselves in-house. 
 
- NEW PRICING & INFO IS AS FOLLOWS -
MSRP: $360
 
- NEW WARRANTY INFO IS AS FOLLOWS - 

Lifetime Warranty

Parts & Labor are covered for life. 
Return shipping is covered for life. 
Shipping is also covered by us both ways for the first 12 mo.
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All of our current customers (both wholesale & consumer) have been informed of this change and we've put a few different options on the table for them to compensate (including a refund of the difference). We'd never want to hurt the customers that had faith in us before the rest did. 
If you're already a customer, check your e-mail!
If you'd like information on the new wholesale pricing structure, please e-mail me directly at: 
ava@hex-nail.com

Hardwood Enclosures (All 8 Options, High Resolution)

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Hi-Res Photos of all 8 of our wood options!

These have been trimmed out to focus on the natural finishes.

(Names Below)

Zebrawood

Bloodwood

Redheart

Purpleheart

African Padauk

Walnut

Cherry

Mahogany

Short Tuning Explanation (Questions)

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Questions via Fuck Combustion (Baron23)

I also very much like that you can establish a set point on TC feedback or a calculated value for dab surface and that this is operator selectable. Are there any user tweakable parameters in your dab surface calculation? Can you explain this a bit more? I assume its not just a simple offset value (like -10 F) that can be user set. What are the user input for dab surface temp calculations...what would I, as an operator, need to tell the unit so it can reasonably accurately estimate dab surface temp?

Again, thanks so much for your replies. You have really piqued my interest.

Tuning

It's not a simple offset by any means. Things change greatly every couple hundred degrees regarding heat loss, etc. We've been primarily testing the thermal properties of Titanium & Ceramic the last few days (not to mention the efficiency of different coil types. Flat, 16mm, etc).

Our goal with nail temp. calculations is to have a tuning model for Titanium, Ceramic, Quartz, SiC, Hybrids (ex. Ti w/ Quartz Dish) & Sapphire based on a pool of different data collected from various nails made from each material.

As a user, all you'll need to do to take advantage of this is pick your nail material (which you can change at any time). Initial Set-up will ask for this information, but you'll even be able to do things like set Presets per nail type as well.

Say you have a Quartz Nail and a Titanium one. Quartz you like at 500, Ti at 600. With the push of a button you'll be able to change the temperature and tuning parameters of the Hex-Nail to help you quickly swap between nails.

We want this tuning combined with our noise reduction to be accurate enough to show the flaws in a user's chain, rather than require them to worry about tuning the nail itself.

Perfection has to be built from the bottom up. If your nail isn't as accurate as possible you've already shot yourself in the foot, ya know?

Mid-October Update (Old Info, See Updates)

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Update via Fuck Combustion

MID-OCTOBER UPDATE

Our team has been pretty heads down since we made the jump to Portland, but we're finally ready to start give those of you chomping at the bit a some exciting info.

So...what's been going on since we launched our pre-order site a month or so ago? 

Well for one, we have upgraded our CNC capabilities in a big way. This has allowed us to finalize our production case design (v3)! We have a lot more control than before allowing us to create an incredibly strong, durable enclosure. We ended up going through around 5 different designs (and 3 major revisions) before landing where we did, but all that work has definitely paid off.

Our finishing process has also been set in stone (or wood, as it were). A lot of experimentation has gone into this one, but all of us here at Hex-Nail have a deep appreciate good wood. Heh. Our final process includes over 10 rounds of sanding, and 3 rounds of oil application, and 3 rounds of waxing. This whole process is done entirely by hand. Every enclosure is unique and true to the original characteristics of each wood we've decided to use.

There is no stain. There is no paint. Just a strong application of elbow grease and pride in what we do.

Without further adieu...Here are a few shots of what we've been working with...

1) Close-up of our V1 (original) Prototype African Padauk Enclosure. The finish was good, but further refinement has allowed us to bring out more natural chantoyance and a much more even grain finish.

2) Pictured here are a few of the raw woods (no oil or wax has been applied) along with a mix of our enclosure refinements. The top 2 are our V3 enclosure (Zebra & Cherry). The bottom 2 are our V2 design in Purpleheart & Maple.

3) Raw shots of our V3 'hidden' bottom for each enclosure design. The Hex will be on the interior of the box (Serial Number, Manufacturing Date & Info will be on the visible back).

4) On the left is a finished V2.5 Enclosure in Mahogany. The right is our V3 in Redheart. The V2.5 was a little smaller, but had a seam at the base. The V3 added refined construction and an even further refined finishing process has been started on the V3.

5) Close-up shots of the enclosures shown above (4). Grain differences between woods become more and more apparent the closer you look, but the thing to note here is that the V2.5 is 100% 'finished'. The V3 hasn't even started the waxing and buffing process yet. It adds significant time to the construction of each unit overall, but we just couldn't let it go. The end result seen with a little extra manual labor was just too noticeable to deny.

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We should have a few finalized prototypes to start showing off soon, and we'll definitely have plenty of sexy new wood shots over the next couple of weeks as we get an enclosure for each offering finished.

Stay tuned, everyone. It's about to get fun really, really soon. Remember, pre-orders are open and the more orders we have by launch means we can include even more fun goodies in everyone's shipments. Giving back to our loyal customers is a big priority for us.

Original Announcement (Old Info, See Updates)

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Original Post: Fuck Combustion Forums

 

Our team would like to invite you to pre-order the next big thing in Cannabis technology. 

The Hex-Nail is not only the first of it's kind, but the new standard for those wanting to see some real bang for your buck.

     The Hex-Nail is the world's first integrated, app-controlled, touchscreen e-nail, built from the ground up by patients, for patients. We began development on this project after we saw the need in our own daily lives, and never expected so many other people would be interested in getting their hands on one.

     Our new goal has been to make a device that not only integrates seamlessly into your everyday life, but makes a statement the second anyone takes a look at it in the flesh, too. The Hex-Nail (HN-01) is 100% hand assembled & finished…from the boards, to the box, to the hand-oiled finish. Everything is done in house, in Portland, OR.

Key Features Include:

  • 5.5" TFT LCD Touch Screen (Easy to use, big enough to see, no need for extra buttons on the box)

  • Apps for all your devices (iOS, Android, Apple Watch, etc.)

  • Handmade Hardwood Enclosure (9 Options Available Including: Walnut, African Padauk, & More)

  • 100% Proprietary Software & Apps (Hex-nail was built from the ground up, software and all by our in-house team)

  • Web Interface & Control (via your browser on Windows or Mac OSX)

  • Bluetooth v4 & Wi-Fi [B/G/N] Compatible

  • User Profiles (Including Use History Logs, Custom Themes, Password Capabilities & More!)

  • Alarms / Reminders (Never forget your meds again)

  • In-depth Auto-Tuning (Updated every second in real time for rock solid accuracy at all temperatures)

  • K-Type Thermocouple + Coil (Your choice of 14mm, 20mm, or Flat Coil)

  • Software Updates & Support (Free as long as you own the HN-01. No strings attached.)

 

     We're working tirelessly to make every bit of the Hex-Nail functional & unique. New features are being implemented every day and suggestions are always welcome. Expect updates to continue throughout the development cycle.

Benefits for Round One Pre-Orders

  • $420 (ESRP: $499 - $549) - Your Choice of heating coil is included (16mm, 20mm, Flat)

  • Free Shipping (Worldwide - Hex-Nail is not responsible for taxes/fees associated with International Shipments)

  • Lifetime Discount (5%) on all future orders with the Hex-Nail Shop

  • 1 yr. (Parts, Labor, Shipping) - Upgraded from our 'Standard' 6 months

HN-01 Specs

  • Avg. Warm Up Time: 90 sec.

  • Screen: 5.5" Capacitive Touch Screen (LCD, TFT)

  • Temperature Range: 100°F - 1,100°F

  • USB: Device Charging Ports (x2)

  • Touch Screen Resolution: 1024x768px

  • Wi-fi: 802.11 b/g/n

  • Bluetooth: v.4.0

  • Coil: 5-Pin XLR (K-Type Thermocouple)

If you have any questions about pre-ordering, or find any issues with the new site, or even just have a cool idea you think might be nice on your own Hex-Nail please contact me here: ava@hex-nail.com. We thrive on feedback from the community.

 

- Ava M. Madsen (Hex-Nail)

Questions & Early November Updates

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Questions via Fuck Combustion (Baron23)

Very nice! I have been rather outspoken in the past about what I consider to be excessively gold plated expensive enail controllers for basically a simple thermocouple feedback loop temp controller vice something like a Auber or High5.

HOWEVER, there are a few things I really like about this proposed unit: 1) trying to accommodate medical patients and not just "doods doing dabs" :lol:; specifically your emphasis on temperature stability, emphasis USA made, quality construction, and customer service.

I would like to know a little bit more about your temp stability. Nothing about your algorithm which I assume is proprietary but:

  1. What is your stability goal at steady state?
  2. What is your under/over shoot goals when hit with a dab?
  3. Can you explain please the display we saw in the videos, in particular the graph in the upper left (I'm assuming one line shows set point and the other actual TC temp....maybe a smoothed down and integrated view of the temp graph to the right?​

Also, I believe I read in the thread that you use 5-pin XLR. Can you please confirm the pinouts, are you "d-nail" type compatible with pins 1 & 2 = AC power, 3 & 4 TC +/-, 5 = ground?

 

We started this company (and building of this device) as patients, for patients and we never want to lose site of the potential for steps forward in the medicinal space. Finding Cannabis when I needed it the most in my life (living day to day using a cane or walker, and rarely leaving the house due to physical pain) changed it completely. Being able to help patients better manage their intake (especially as potency and purity in concentrates improve) is always at the forefront of our work.

But ain't nothin' wrong with dudes doin' dabs, either. Haha. Being part of the Recreational Cannabis Community as well as the Medicinal Cannabis Community has opened a lot of great doors for me. New friendships, business ventures, and exposure to things like art and music the community often seen as 'just stoners' puts into the world is invaluable to what we do as well.

You got us at Hex-Nail pretty pegged on the rest. 

  • Stability & Customizability are the foundation the HN-01 is founded on. 
  • The dedication to supporting USA suppliers, manufacturers, etc. comes from our personal experiences struggling to support ourselves (or growing up in a family with similar issues) in America. Supporting our community and helping it grow is at the heart of Hex-Nail as a company. Being able to work with people face-to-face and easily inspect our materials before accepting them is huge. Being able fix problems immediately is always our preference and we need quick, easy access to quality material to do that.
  • Dedication to quality construction comes from our backgrounds as craftsmen ourselves. We appreciate and see the quality that can be had over a machined finish/assembly when a little elbow grease, a human eye and love are used instead. Everything post-milling is done by hand, and we aim to keep it that way. 
  • And the dedication to customer service comes from years of experience. Issues we've run into or had to fix in our own lives (or careers). We don't like to wait, we don't like to get tied up in red tape, we don't like never seeing a response from our inquiry (or only ever getting one from a computer).

We will always do our absolute best to make sure our customers have as little to deal with as possible. We also highly value our customer's input. We try to listen, instead of letting it all pile up in the mailbox (so to speak).

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And now for something completely different...your questions! :)

1) Our goal is to maintain a steady nail temperature (which is set by the user) within the margin of error for a K type thermocouple (3.6 F) regardless of fluctuations in the temperature of the coil itself by quickly and selectively altering power sent to the coil using our predictive algorithms.

2) Overshoot and undershoot goals are +/- 1% absolute with a recovery time of less than 10 seconds back to the set temp of either the coil or nail (with essentially no settling time)

We're already seeing numbers close to this at this point in development. 

3) With the original UI in the videos (just to break it down a little) we were showing 3 things on the graph (but it's really hard to tell): Set Temp (not very visible), Current Temp (the visible red line), and changes in power (the most active, green line). 

Our new UI (which we will be uploading videos of later today) reflects this goal in a much more legible way. It provides real-time graphs of power sent to the coil, coil temperature, and nail temperature (calculated via our proprietary algorithms and models) simultaneously. Users can choose to track to calculated nail temperature, or to the coil itself.

Here's a preview of the re-vamped UI: 
(there's more to be done, but we've had good response to this newer design both in our own use and the eyes of a few folks we've shown it to)

Hex-Nail HN-01 UI

And to explain this a little more I'll just go over what you see here.

Top Left: 
+ Profile Name 

Set by user in the initial set-up (profile pictures will also be available)

+ Most Recent Dab 
Placeholder info for now, though we do have tracking working it's not implemented in the UI yet

+ Drop Down Menu
This will be the source for your settings which will include things like Presets for Temps., extras like Cleaning Mode or Glob Mode, Coil/Nail Temp. Tracking Select, Mode settings, User Select, Security, etc.

Bottom Left:
+ Presets

Seen here are temperature presets (630, 710, 840) along with Glob Mode [10(%)+15(S)] and Cleaning Mode (Set to 1100 degrees for our stress tests, at the moment). 

+ 'Glob Mode'
Increase power by a set percentage for a set period of time (when selected) the next time a dab is detected. This can be set for the folks that drop half gram slabs on the daily, or someone who just needs a little more along with their coffee in the morning by the user. 

+ 'Cleaning Mode' 
Fairly self explanatory, but it will increase your nails temperature to a (user set) point at which it will be easiest to clean/burn off any leftover material on the nail itself. This will vary depending on the material of the nail itself. Lots of folks don't want to go blasting Sapphire with 1100 degrees. Heh.

These are totally customizable to accommodate user preference.

Top Right:
+ Coil Temperature 

Currently dimmed since we're tracking to the nail temp., but is updated in real-time.

Bottom Right:
+ (Calculated) Nail Temperature

Currently illuminated since we've selected to track to it. It stays at your set temperature and does not change when selected (same goes for Coil Temp. when tracked to)

Center:
+ Graph & Lines

- Red: Current Coil Temperature
- Green: Power Fluctuation (Which is represented as a percentage 'needed to maintain temp.' by the line)
- Dotted Line: Set Temp
- Orange: (Calculated) Nail Temperature (which tends to run mostly parallel with coil temp. when at steady state)

+ Current (Tracked) Temperature 
Which updates in real-time along with the (dimmed) Coil Temp.

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We are wired in standard 'D-Nail Compatible' fashion. We wanted to ensure to most universal fit for all of our customers.

I'm pretty proud of our latest finished results and I'm excited to post new shots of some completed enclosures soon (along with the videos, if proper lighting permits).

Free Hour of Code Workshops December 5 through 11 at Every Apple Store

Thursday, November 17th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California — November 17, 2016 — Apple® today opened registration for Hour of Code workshops at all 487 Apple retail stores worldwide, from December 5 through 11 in celebration of Computer Science Education Week. Among the most popular events at the Apple Store®, Hour of Code workshops teach the basics of computer science with Code.org’s programming tutorials. Apple and Code.org share the goal of giving every student the opportunity to learn computer science.

“Hour of Code embodies our vision for Apple stores as a place for the community to gather, learn and be entertained,” said Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail. “We’re proud to introduce the Swift Playgrounds app into the workshops and honored to again work side-by-side with Code.org on this incredibly important initiative. Hour of Code is one of the absolute highlights of the year for both our teams and the families that visit our stores.” 

“Since we started Hour of Code in 2013, Apple has each year upped its participation and found ways to introduce more kids to computer science,” said Hadi Partovi, founder and CEO of Code.org. “The global footprint Apple offers through its stores and talented staff has reached tens of thousands of kids, and with the introduction of Hour of Code in Swift Playgrounds we can introduce coding to even more.” 

Swift Playgrounds
This year, Hour of Code programs at many Apple locations will include an introduction to Swift Playgrounds™, the free new app for iPad® that brings coding to life. The interactive interface of Swift Playgrounds encourages beginners to explore working with Swift™, the easy-to-learn programming language from Apple, used by professional developers to create world-class apps.

“Coding is just like any language, the earlier you’re exposed the more successful you’ll be,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “Whether at an Apple Store, in a classroom, or at home with an iPad, Swift Playgrounds brings real coding concepts to life and empowers the next generation with the skills they need to express their creativity.”

A new Hour of Code challenge in Swift Playgrounds makes it easy for anyone to set up their own one-hour coding event, and for those continuing to build their coding skills on iPad, Swift Playgrounds adds a new Learn to Code 3 set of lessons and a companion Teacher Guide.

Hour of Code for Educators 
In addition to in-store workshops, Apple has developed a series of tools to extend Hour of Code into schools and community centers, including a free facilitator guide offering lesson ideas, group activities and more. Apple Teacher, a free, professional self-paced learning program supporting and celebrating teachers in the US, has added resources, badging and recognition for learning and teaching coding with Swift Playgrounds on iPad.

Continuing Apple’s $100 million commitment and ongoing partnership to provide 114 underserved schools with technology, services and support, Apple will provide materials and resources to assist ConnectED schools around the country to host their own Hour of Code workshops.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Nick Leahy
Apple
nleahy@apple.com
(408) 862-5012

Starlayne Meza
Apple
starlayne@apple.com
(408) 974-3391
 

“Designed by Apple in California” Chronicles 20 Years of Apple Design

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California — November 15, 2016 — Apple® today announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. "Designed by Apple in California," which covers products from 1998’s iMac® to 2015’s Apple Pencil®, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation.

The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.

“The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our goal as Apple looks to the future,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “This archive is intended to be a gentle gathering of many of the products the team has designed over the years. We hope it brings some understanding to how and why they exist, while serving as a resource for students of all design disciplines.”

The products in this book are the result of a profoundly close collaboration between many different groups. Shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman in a deliberately spare style, the book’s 450 images illustrate Apple’s design process as well as its finished products.

In the book’s foreword, Ive explains:

While this is a design book, it is not about the design team, the creative process, or product development. It is an objective representation of our work that, ironically, describes who we are. It describes how we work, our values, our preoccupations, and our goals. We have always hoped to be defined by what we do rather than by what we say.

We strive, with varying degrees of success, to define objects that appear effortless. Objects that appear so simple, coherent, and inevitable that there could be no rational alternative.

"Designed by Apple in California" is available in two sizes and printed on specially milled, custom-dyed paper with gilded matte silver edges, using eight color separations and low-ghost ink. This linen-bound, hardcover volume was developed over an eight-year period. It is published by Apple.

Pricing & Availability
"Designed by Apple in California" will be available beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, in small (10.20” x 12.75”) at $199 (US) and large (13” x 16.25”) at $299 (US) exclusively from Apple.com in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the UK and the US, and select Apple Stores.*

The book is on display at the Apple Stores where it is sold.

*"Designed by Apple in California" is available at the following Apple retail locations: Apple Regent Street and Apple Covent Garden in London; Apple Opera in Paris; Apple Kurfürstendamm in Berlin; Apple ifc mall and Apple Canton Road in Hong Kong; Apple Ginza in Tokyo; and Apple Sydney.

In the United States: Apple SoHo, Apple Fifth Avenue, Apple Upper East Side, Apple Williamsburg and Apple World Trade Center in New York; Apple The Grove in Los Angeles and Apple Third Street in Santa Monica; Apple North Michigan Avenue in Chicago; Apple Lincoln Road in Miami; Apple Northpark in Dallas; Apple Union Square in San Francisco; Apple Palo Alto and Apple Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Amy Bessette
Apple
abessette@apple.com
(408) 862-8012

Lance Lin
Apple
lance_lin@apple.com
(408) 974-5036
 

"Designed by Apple in California" Chronicles 20 Years of Apple Design

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California — November 15, 2016 — Apple® today announced the release of a new hardbound book chronicling 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. "Designed by Apple in California," which covers products from 1998’s iMac® to 2015’s Apple Pencil®, also documents the materials and techniques used by Apple’s design team over two decades of innovation.

The book is dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs.

“The idea of genuinely trying to make something great for humanity was Steve’s motivation from the beginning, and it remains both our ideal and our goal as Apple looks to the future,” said Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer. “This archive is intended to be a gentle gathering of many of the products the team has designed over the years. We hope it brings some understanding to how and why they exist, while serving as a resource for students of all design disciplines.”

The products in this book are the result of a profoundly close collaboration between many different groups. Shot by photographer Andrew Zuckerman in a deliberately spare style, the book’s 450 images illustrate Apple’s design process as well as its finished products.

In the book’s foreword, Ive explains:

While this is a design book, it is not about the design team, the creative process, or product development. It is an objective representation of our work that, ironically, describes who we are. It describes how we work, our values, our preoccupations, and our goals. We have always hoped to be defined by what we do rather than by what we say.

We strive, with varying degrees of success, to define objects that appear effortless. Objects that appear so simple, coherent, and inevitable that there could be no rational alternative.

"Designed by Apple in California" is available in two sizes and printed on specially milled, custom-dyed paper with gilded matte silver edges, using eight color separations and low-ghost ink. This linen-bound, hardcover volume was developed over an eight-year period. It is published by Apple.

Pricing & Availability
"Designed by Apple in California" will be available beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 16, in small (10.20” x 12.75”) at $199 (US) and large (13” x 16.25”) at $299 (US) exclusively from Apple.com in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the UK and the US, and select Apple Stores.*

The book is on display at the Apple Stores where it is sold.

*"Designed by Apple in California" is available at the following Apple retail locations: Apple Regent Street and Apple Covent Garden in London; Apple Opera in Paris; Apple Kurfürstendamm in Berlin; Apple ifc mall and Apple Canton Road in Hong Kong; Apple Ginza in Tokyo; and Apple Sydney.

In the United States: Apple SoHo, Apple Fifth Avenue, Apple Upper East Side, Apple Williamsburg and Apple World Trade Center in New York; Apple The Grove in Los Angeles and Apple Third Street in Santa Monica; Apple North Michigan Avenue in Chicago; Apple Lincoln Road in Miami; Apple Northpark in Dallas; Apple Union Square in San Francisco; Apple Palo Alto and Apple Infinite Loop in Cupertino.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Amy Bessette
Apple
abessette@apple.com
(408) 862-8012

Lance Lin
Apple
lance_lin@apple.com
(408) 974-5036
 

Apple Unveils New TV App for Apple TV, iPhone & iPad

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California ― October 27, 2016 ― Apple® today introduced the new TV app, offering a unified experience for discovering and accessing TV shows and movies from multiple apps on Apple TV®, iPhone® and iPad®. The TV app provides one place to access TV shows and movies, as well as a place to discover new content to watch. Apple also introduced a new Siri® feature for Apple TV that lets viewers tune in directly to live news and sporting events across their apps. Watching TV shows and movies across Apple devices has never been easier.

“Using apps on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad has become the primary way for so many of us to watch television,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “The TV app shows you what to watch next and easily discover TV shows and movies from many apps in a single place.”

Key Features Within the TV App Include:
  • Watch Now: Watch Now is where viewers will see their collection of available shows and movies from iTunes® and apps. From Watch Now, viewers can then go to Up Next or Recommended to choose what to watch.
  • Up Next: Users can enjoy the shows and movies they are currently watching, including recent iTunes rentals and purchases — all presented in the order they are most likely to watch first. For example, when viewers finish an episode, the next one will automatically appear at the start of the Up Next queue, as will any new episodes as they become available. At any time, users can simply ask Siri to continue watching a show and immediately pick up where they left off.
  • Recommended: Viewers can explore a great selection of curated and trending shows and movies, including collections handpicked by Apple’s curators, and dedicated categories and genres such as kids, sci-fi and comedy.
  • Library: Viewers can access their entire collection of iTunes movies and TV shows that they have rented or purchased on iTunes. 
  • Store: If users are looking for something new, they can check out the Store to discover great new content across video services that they have not yet downloaded or are not yet subscribed to, along with the latest releases on iTunes. 

The TV app will be available for Apple TV, iPhone and iPad and always stays in sync so that when users begin watching on one device they can easily continue where they left off on their Apple devices. 

Live Tune-In With Siri
Siri continues to gain powerful new capabilities, including making it really easy to tune right to live news and sporting events on Apple TV. Siri is now aware of live sporting events across apps so users can simply say things like, “Watch the Stanford game” or “Which games are on right now?” Siri knows additional details of the games, can provide live scores and can take viewers directly to the live stream within the app that’s carrying it. Viewers can also tune directly to live video by just saying the name of the app, for example “Watch CBS News” without having to navigate to the live stream from within the app. 

Single Sign-On for Pay-TV Apps
In addition to the new TV app, customers in the US will have a simplified way of enjoying their pay-TV video apps by using single sign-on. Starting in December, subscribers to DIRECTV, DISH Network and more will just sign in once on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad to enjoy immediate access to apps that are part of their pay-TV subscription. 

Since its introduction just a year ago, the latest Apple TV has revolutionized the experience in the living room with 8,000 apps, including 2,000 games and 1,600 video apps, across categories such as sports, news, fitness, education, kids, lifestyle and more. 

Availability
The TV app and single sign-on will be available in December as free software updates for Apple TV (4th generation), iPhone and iPad customers in the US. Live tune-in with Siri is available today. For more information, please visit: apple.com/tv. Features are subject to change and only apply to participating apps. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Christine Monaghan
Apple
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Bernadette Simpao
Apple
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Apple Releases Significant Update to Final Cut Pro X

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California ― October 27, 2016 ― Apple® today introduced a significant update to its professional video editing app, Final Cut Pro® X, featuring incredible new editing features for the Magnetic Timeline, support for the revolutionary Touch Bar™ on the new MacBook Pro® and a redesigned interface with full support for wide color workflows. The Touch Bar replaces the keyboard’s traditional function row with a brilliant, Retina®-quality Multi-Touch™ display that dynamically adapts to Final Cut Pro X by putting intuitive, context-sensitive controls right at the user’s fingertips. Apple also released updates to Motion and Compressor.

“This is our biggest update to Final Cut Pro X since we completely redesigned it five years ago,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing. “The new version features a sleek interface and adds powerful new editing features that go far beyond what’s possible with traditional, track-based video editing apps; and integration with the revolutionary Touch Bar gives professional video editors a whole new way to interact with Final Cut Pro X.”

With the new Magnetic Timeline in Final Cut Pro X, users can understand their film at a glance with customizable arrangement and color coding of audio clips based on type or “role” — such as dialogue, music and effects. It’s simple to create and assign roles, and give each one a unique color. And in a first for pro video software, users can simply drag to instantly rearrange the vertical layout of their timeline or highlight specific audio roles while editing.

Integration with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro boosts creativity and productivity by dynamically adapting to each task and presenting intuitive controls exactly when and where users need them. While using Final Cut Pro X the Touch Bar lets users instantly switch between editing tools, adjust audio levels and tap into useful commands for trimming and playback. It will even display a color-coded, interactive overview of the entire timeline so users can navigate their project with the touch of a finger.

A redesigned interface streamlines the layout of Final Cut Pro X to optimize screen space for MacBook Pro users, while a darker, flat look puts the focus on the content. Customizable workspaces lets users adjust window arrangements for different tasks such as organizing, editing and color grading — even across multiple monitors. Full support for wide color workflows allows users to import, edit and deliver video in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces, or in wide gamut Rec. 2020 color space.

Additional Features in Final Cut Pro 10.3:
  • Flow transition creates invisibly smooth jump cuts;
  • Remove Attributes allows users to easily delete or reuse select effects across multiple clips;
  • Timecode overlay effect and generator allow users to edit with a large view of source timecode;
  • Support for ProRes MXF, Panasonic V-Log and export of AVC-Intra;
  • Direct video output via Thunderbolt 3 enables high-quality video monitoring on an external display with a single cable.

Motion 5.3 features a sleek new interface with support for wide color workflows and 3D text enhancements that improve the performance and realism of 3D titles. The new Align To behavior lets users easily connect separate objects to create advanced animations, and Touch Bar support provides easy access to a wide range of interactive tools on the new MacBook Pro.

Compressor 4.3 has a new dark look to match Final Cut Pro X and Motion. Enhancements to iTunes Store® Package creation let users easily browse, verify and compress packages so they can be delivered to the iTunes Store faster and fully compliant. Wide color support ensures end-to-end color fidelity when delivering files in standard and wide color spaces, and Touch Bar support simplifies common tasks like setting up batches and adding markers on the new MacBook Pro.

Pricing and Availability 
Final Cut Pro 10.3 is available as a free update today for existing users, and for $299.99 for new users on the Mac® App Store®. Motion 5.3 and Compressor 4.3 are also available as a free update today for existing users, and for $49.99 each for new users on the Mac App Store. For more information, please visit: apple.com/final-cut-pro

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Bill Evans
Apple
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Starlayne Meza
Apple
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Apple Unveils Groundbreaking New MacBook Pro

Thursday, October 27th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California — October 27, 2016 — Apple® today introduced the thinnest and lightest MacBook Pro® ever, along with a breakthrough interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a brilliant, Retina®-quality Multi-Touch™ display called the Touch Bar™. The new MacBook Pro features Apple’s brightest and most colorful Retina display yet, the security and convenience of Touch ID®, a more responsive keyboard, a larger Force Touch trackpad and an audio system with double the dynamic range. It’s also the most powerful MacBook Pro ever, featuring sixth-generation quad-core and dual-core processors, up to 2.3 times the graphics performance over the previous generation, super-fast SSDs and up to four Thunderbolt 3 ports.

The Touch Bar places controls right at the user’s fingertips and adapts when using the system or apps like Mail, Finder®, Calendar, Numbers®, GarageBand®, Final Cut Pro® X and many more, including third-party apps. For example, the Touch Bar can show Tabs and Favorites in Safari®, enable easy access to emoji in Messages, provide a simple way to edit images or scrub through videos in Photos and so much more.

“This week marks the 25th anniversary of Apple’s first notebook; through the years each generation has introduced new innovations and capabilities, and it’s fitting that this all-new generation of MacBook Pro is the biggest leap forward yet,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With the groundbreaking new Touch Bar, the convenience of Touch ID, the best Mac display ever, powerful performance, improved audio, blazing fast storage and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity in our thinnest and lightest pro notebook yet, the new MacBook Pro is the most advanced notebook ever made.”

Thinnest and Lightest MacBook Pro Ever 
Building on innovations pioneered in MacBook®, the new MacBook Pro features an entirely new enclosure design and all-metal unibody construction that creates an incredibly rigid and dense notebook that is amazingly thin and light. At just 14.9 mm thin, the 13-inch MacBook Pro is 17 percent thinner and 23 percent less volume than the previous generation, and nearly half a pound lighter at just three pounds. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro, at just 15.5 mm thin, is 14 percent thinner and 20 percent less volume than before, and weighing just four pounds, is nearly half a pound lighter.

Touch ID Comes to the Mac
Integrated into the power button is the convenience and security of Touch ID, one of the great features customers have come to know and love from their iPhone® and iPad®. Once you enroll your fingerprint in Touch ID on your MacBook Pro, you can quickly unlock your Mac®, switch user accounts and make secure purchases with Apple Pay® on the web with a single touch. Touch ID enables a quick, accurate reading of your fingerprint and uses sophisticated algorithms to recognize and match it with the Secure Enclave in the new Apple T1 chip.

Apple’s Brightest, Most Colorful Notebook Display
The best Mac display ever delivers images that are more vivid, reveal even greater detail and appear more lifelike than ever. As thin as a MacBook display at .88 mm, the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro at 500 nits of brightness, is an amazing 67 percent brighter than the previous generation, features 67 percent more contrast and is the first Mac notebook display to support a wider color gamut. And with power-saving technologies like a larger pixel aperture, a variable refresh rate and more power-efficient LEDs, the display consumes 30 percent less energy than before.

The Most Powerful MacBook Pro Yet
Powerful processors, cutting-edge graphics, blazing-fast SSDs, high-speed memory and an advanced thermal architecture deliver amazing pro-level performance in a dramatically thinner enclosure. Sixth-generation dual-core Core i5 with eDRAM, dual-core Core i7 with eDRAM and quad-core Core i7 Intel processors deliver pro-level processing performance while conserving energy. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro features powerful Radeon Pro discrete graphics delivering up to 2.3 times more performance than the previous generation; while the 13-inch MacBook Pro comes with Intel Iris Graphics that are up to two times faster than before. All models feature SSDs with sequential read speeds over 3GBps and Thunderbolt 3 which consolidates data transfer, charging and twice the video bandwidth in a single port — allowing users to drive a 5K display and power their MacBook Pro with a single cable.

The New MacBook Pro Also Offers:
  • Much larger Force Touch trackpads — 46 percent larger on the 13-inch MacBook Pro and twice as large on the 15-inch MacBook Pro;
  • More responsive and comfortable typing on the keyboard with a second-generation butterfly mechanism;
  • Louder, more true-to-life sound through speakers with double the dynamic range and improved bass;
  • macOS™ Sierra, the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, with new features like Siri® integration, Universal Clipboard, Apple Pay on the web and Photos, which helps you rediscover your meaningful memories, organize your library and perfect shots like a pro.

Pricing & Availability
  • The 13-inch MacBook Pro starts at $1,499 (US), features a 2.0 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.1 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships today.
  • The 13-inch MacBook Pro with the revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID starts at $1,799 (US), and features a 2.9 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.3 GHz, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships in two to three weeks.
  • The 15-inch MacBook Pro starts at $2,399 (US), features the revolutionary Touch Bar and Touch ID, a 2.6 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5 GHz, 16GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage, and ships in two to three weeks.
  • Additional technical specifications, configure-to-order options and accessories are available online at apple.com/macbookpro.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Bill Evans
Apple
bevans@apple.com
(408) 974-0610

Starlayne Meza
Apple
starlayne@apple.com
(408) 974-3391
 

Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California — October 25, 2016 — Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2016. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $46.9 billion and quarterly net income of $9 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $51.5 billion and net income of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

“Our strong September quarter results cap a very successful fiscal 2016 for Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’re thrilled with the customer response to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch Series 2, as well as the incredible momentum of our Services business, where revenue grew 24 percent to set another all-time record.”

“We are pleased to have generated $16.1 billion in operating cash flow, a new record for the September quarter,” said Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO. “We also returned $9.3 billion to investors through dividends and share repurchases during the quarter and have now completed over $186 billion of our capital return program.”

Apple is providing the following guidance for its fiscal 2017 first quarter:
  • revenue between $76 billion and $78 billion
  • gross margin between 38 percent and 38.5 percent
  • operating expenses between $6.9 billion and $7 billion
  • other income/(expense) of $400 million
  • tax rate of 26 percent

Apple’s board of directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.57 per share of the Company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on November 10, 2016 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 7, 2016.

Apple will provide live streaming of its Q4 2016 financial results conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PDT on October 25, 2016 at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/. This webcast will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter.

This press release contains’s estimated revenue, gross margin, operating expenses, other income/(expense), and tax rate. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ. Risks and uncertainties include without limitation the effect of competitive and economic factors, and the Company’s reaction to those factors, on consumer and business buying decisions with respect to the Company’s products; continued competitive pressures in the marketplace; the ability of the Company to deliver to the marketplace and stimulate customer demand for new programs, products, and technological innovations on a timely basis; the effect that product introductions and transitions, changes in product pricing or mix, and/or increases in component costs could have on the Company’s gross margin; the inventory risk associated with the Company’s need to order or commit to order product components in advance of customer orders; the continued availability on acceptable terms, or at all, of certain components and services essential to the Company’s business currently obtained by the Company from sole or limited sources; the effect that the Company’s dependency on manufacturing and logistics services provided by third parties may have on the quality, quantity or cost of products manufactured or services rendered; risks associated with the Company’s international operations; the Company’s reliance on third-party intellectual property and digital content; the potential impact of a finding that the Company has infringed on the intellectual property rights of others; the Company’s dependency on the performance of distributors, carriers and other resellers of the Company’s products; the effect that product and service quality problems could have on the Company’s sales and operating profits; the continued service and availability of key executives and employees; war, terrorism, public health issues, natural disasters, and other circumstances that could disrupt supply, delivery, or demand of products; and unfavorable results of legal proceedings. More information on potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results is included from time to time in the “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections of the Company’s public reports filed with the SEC, including the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 26, 2015, its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 26, 2015, its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended March 26, 2016, its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 25, 2016, and its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 24, 2016 to be filed with the SEC. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which speak as of their respective dates.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contact:
Kristin Huguet
Apple
khuguet@apple.com
(408) 974-2414

Investor Relations Contacts:
Nancy Paxton
Apple
paxton1@apple.com
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Joan Hoover
Apple
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Apple Watch Nike+, The Perfect Running Partner, Arrives Friday, October 28

Monday, October 24th, 2016

CUPERTINO, California and BEAVERTON, Oregon — October 24, 2016 — Apple® and Nike today announced Apple Watch® Nike+ will be available on Friday, October 28. Apple Watch Nike+ combines all of the unique features of Apple Watch Series 2 with the new Nike+ Run Club app for unrivaled motivation to go for a run, guidance from the world’s best coaches and athletes and coaching plans that adapt to your unique schedule and progress. Apple Watch Nike+ also features exclusive Nike Sport Bands and unique watch faces inspired by Nike’s iconic style that can be easily personalized with useful apps like Activity Rings, Heart Rate, Stopwatch and Weather — helping runners stay informed at a glance.

“Running is one of the world’s most popular activities for staying in shape and being healthy, and with Apple Watch Nike+, runners will be even more motivated to achieve their performance goals,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “The response so far has been incredible and we’re thrilled to get Apple Watch Nike+ onto customers’ wrists starting Friday.”

“Apple and Nike share a passion to make life easier and more fun and we’re excited to bring a great running experience to consumers around the world,” said Trevor Edwards, president of the Nike Brand. “Apple Watch Nike+ with Nike+ Run Club app combine to deliver a powerful device with a simple running solution for all athletes and is another example of Nike’s commitment to bringing innovative products to the market.”

Apple Watch Nike+, like all Apple Watch Series 2 models, features built-in GPS to track your pace, distance, and route — even if you don’t have your iPhone® with you. With the brightest display Apple has ever made, metrics are easy to read, and if you decide to take a post-run dip in the pool, Apple Watch Nike+ is water resistant 50 meters.*  The Nike+ Run Club app is seamlessly integrated into Apple Watch Nike+ and offers daily motivation through smart run reminders, challenges from friends and even alerts informing when the weather is right to get outside. Training data, including pace, distance and heart rate are available at a glance, and through shared run summaries, the app promotes friendly competition, even allowing users to send fist bumps to each other, right from the wrist.

Pricing and Availability 

  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in two different aluminum case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm and pairs with four exclusive Nike Sport Band color combinations including Black/Volt, Black/Cool Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt. 
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm at $369 (US) and in 42 mm at $399 (US) from Apple.com, Nike.com, Apple Stores, select Nike retail stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers, including Best Buy, and select specialty stores and department stores, including Macy’s and DICK’S Sporting Goods. For local availability, visit www.apple.com/apple-watch-nike or www.nike.com/applewatch.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on Friday, October 28 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UK and the US.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on Saturday, October 29 in Bahrain, Greece, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on Sunday, October 30 in Israel.
  • Nike Sport Bands are available exclusively with Apple Watch Nike+ models and not sold separately.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ requires iPhone 5 or later running iOS 10 or later. Some features are not available in all regions or all languages.
  • Every customer who buys Apple Watch Nike+ from Apple will be offered free Personal Setup,** in-store or online, to help set up and personalize their new Apple Watch with calendars, notifications, apps and more.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about Apple Watch Nike+ or watchOS® 3 can register for the free workshops offered at every Apple Store®. 

*Apple Watch Series 2 has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 2 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth. Stainless steel and leather bands are not water resistant.

**In most countries.


NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, Nike’s earnings releases and other financial information are available at http://investors.nike.com. Individuals can also visit http://news.nike.com/ and follow @Nike.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

 

Press Contacts:
Lance Lin
Apple
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(408) 974-5036

Simon Pope
Nike
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FY 16 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call

Friday, October 21st, 2016
WHAT: Apple® FY 16 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call

WHERE: Via conference call. The dial-in numbers for press are (877) 406-0010 (toll-free) or (913) 643-3300. Please enter confirmation code 205714.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. PDT/5:00 p.m. EDT

REBROADCAST: The conference call will be available as a continuous rebroadcast beginning Tuesday, October 25, at 5:00 p.m. PDT/8:00 p.m. EDT, through Tuesday, November 8, at 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST. The dial-in numbers for the rebroadcast are  (888) 203-1112 (toll-free) or (719) 457-0820. Please enter confirmation code 2017273.

WEBCAST: Apple will provide live audio streaming of its FY 16 Fourth Quarter Results Conference Call using Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. The live webcast will begin at 2:00 p.m. PDT on October 25, 2016, at www.apple.com/investor/earnings-call/ and will also be available for replay for approximately two weeks thereafter. Live audio streaming requires an iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® with Safari® on iOS 7.0 or later, a Mac® with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X® v10.8.5 or later, or a PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.

This recording is the property of Apple and protected by US copyright law and international treaties. Any reproduction or distribution is strictly prohibited without prior written approval from Apple. Please contact Apple Public Relations or Investor Relations with any questions.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contact:
Kristin Huguet
Apple
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(408) 974-2414


Irvine by night: Incredible drone photos of the town as you've never seen it before

Monday, October 17th, 2016
On Sunday night Robert took his DJI Phantom drone - with fixed 4K camera - around the town to capture some shots of Irvine as you've never seen it ...

Apple & Deloitte Team Up to Accelerate Business Transformation on iPhone & iPad

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
CUPERTINO, California and NEW YORK — September 28, 2016 — Apple® and Deloitte today announced a partnership to help companies quickly and easily transform the way they work by maximizing the power, ease-of-use and security the iOS platform brings to the workplace through iPhone® and iPad®. As part of the joint effort, Deloitte is creating a first-of-its-kind Apple practice with over 5,000 strategic advisors who are solely focused on helping businesses change the way they work across their entire enterprise, from customer-facing functions such as retail, field services and recruiting, to R&D, inventory management and back-office systems. 

Apple and Deloitte will also collaborate on the development of a new service offering from Deloitte Consulting called EnterpriseNext, designed to help clients fully take advantage of the iOS ecosystem of hardware, software and services in the workplace. The new offering will help customers discover the highest impact possibilities within their industries and quickly develop custom solutions through rapid prototyping.

“We know that iOS is the best mobile platform for business because we’ve experienced the benefit ourselves with over 100,000 iOS devices in use by Deloitte’s workforce, running 75 custom apps,” said Punit Renjen, CEO of Deloitte Global. “Our dedicated Apple practice will give global businesses the expertise and resources they need to empower their mobile workforce to take advantage of the powerful ecosystem iOS, iPhone and iPad offer, and help them achieve their ambitions, while driving efficiency and productivity.”

“As the leader in digital transformation strategy, Deloitte is an ideal partner that brings a team of Apple-dedicated strategic advisors to help clients truly revolutionize how they work using iOS, iPhone and iPad,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “iPhone and iPad are transforming how people everywhere get work done. And through this partnership, we’re able to help even more businesses tap into the incredible capabilities that only the Apple ecosystem can deliver.”

EnterpriseNext from Deloitte Consulting will provide businesses with expertise spanning more than 20 industries, and offers customers: 
  • EnterpriseNext Value Maps for iOS to help them discover the highest impact possibilities for iPhone and iPad within their industries, align their mobile opportunities and prioritize digital resources;
  • EnterpriseNext Workshops for iOS to quickly take ideas from prototype to custom-built iOS solutions; and
  • iOS architects, designers and engineers – housed within Deloitte Digital Studios around the world – to help produce easily deployable, high-quality native apps that integrate seamlessly with existing business platforms including ERP, CRM, analytics and HR.

For more information regarding the Apple and Deloitte partnership, please visit: deloitte.com/apple/ or apple.com/ipad/business/.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Deloitte is one of the largest professional services firms in the world and the leader in digital transformation strategy. Through a network of more than 244,000 professionals, industry specialists, and an ecosystem of alliances, Deloitte assists its clients in turning complex business issues into opportunities for growth and measurable impact.  Our market-leading teams help organizations transform in the digital era. For more information, visit Deloitte’s US website at: www2.deloitte.com/us/en.html.

As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.


Press Contacts:
Ryan James
Apple
ryanj@apple.com
(408) 862-5585


Heather Graubard
Deloitte Digital
hgraubard@deloitte.com
(206) 214-8698
 

V1 Motors + Escs

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Upgraded to the V2 setup, selling V1 motors + escs. <br /><br />$80/each or $300 for all 4.<br /><br /><br />Thanks!

macOS Sierra Now Available as a Free Update

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
CUPERTINO — September 20, 2016 — Apple® today announced that macOS™ Sierra, the latest major release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update. macOS Sierra brings Siri® to the Mac® with intelligent and helpful features users know and love from iPhone® and iPad®, along with all-new capabilities designed specifically for use on the desktop. Features like Universal Clipboard, iCloud® Desktop and Documents, Auto Unlock and Apple Pay® on the web help your Mac work even better with other Apple devices. And Photos gets an update with a new Memories feature that automatically creates curated collections of your favorite photos and videos.

Siri on the Mac can help send messages and email, find documents, look up information, search a user’s photo library, adjust system preferences and more. Users can also drag and drop Siri results into documents or pin them into their Today view for later reference. Universal Clipboard allows users to copy content from an app on one Apple device and paste it into another app on a different Apple device. With iCloud Desktop and Documents users can now access the files on their Desktop from iPhone and iPad. And Auto Unlock lets users automatically log into their Mac when they are wearing an authenticated Apple Watch®.

Apple Pay on the web makes the online shopping experience in Safari® more convenient and secure than ever. Shoppers can now click the Apple Pay button at checkout on nearly 300,000 participating websites, including 1-800-Flowers, Gilt, Instacart, Lululemon, Warby Parker and more, and then complete their purchase with Touch ID® on iPhone 6 or later or with Apple Watch. Users’ credit or debit card information is not shared with online merchants and strong encryption protects all communication between a user’s device and Apple Pay servers.

Photos introduces Memories, which highlights favorite and forgotten moments in users’ photo libraries by automatically creating curated collections of occasions like birthday parties or family vacations. Photos uses advanced computer vision to identify faces, objects and scenes in your images, so photos can be searched by who and what is in them. An all-new Brilliance editing tool brightens dark areas and pulls in highlights to make photos look richer and more vibrant.

Other great new features in macOS Sierra: 
  • Messages makes conversations more interesting, allowing users to preview web links and play video clips from right within the app; respond to messages with a Tapback like a heart, thumbs up and more directly onto a message bubble; and send bigger emoji for more message impact.
  • Tabs are now available across Mac apps that support multiple windows, including Maps, Mail, Pages®, Numbers®, Keynote®, TextEdit, and even third-party apps. 
  • Picture in Picture floats video from Safari or iTunes® in a window over the desktop. The window can be resized, dragged and pinned to any corner of the screen so users can watch video while they work.
  • Optimized Storage frees up space when a Mac starts getting full by storing infrequently used items in the cloud and helping users remove apps and files they no longer need.
  • Apple Music® in iTunes makes it even easier to discover new music and browse exclusives and new releases.

Availability
macOS Sierra is available as a free update starting today from the Mac App Store®. macOS Sierra supports all Macs introduced since late 2009. Some features may not be available in all regions or all languages. For more information, please visit: www.apple.com/macos/sierra.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Bill Evans
Apple
bevans@apple.com
(408) 974-0610

Starlayne Meza
Apple
starlayne@apple.com
(408) 974-3391
 

Swift Playgrounds Now Available on the App Store

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016
CUPERTINO — September 13, 2016 — Swift Playgrounds™, an innovative new iPad® app from Apple® that makes learning to code easy and fun for everyone, is now available on the App Store®. With Swift Playgrounds, real coding concepts are brought to life with an interactive interface that allows students and beginners to explore working with Swift™, the easy-to-learn programming language from Apple used by professional developers to create world-class apps.

The Swift Playgrounds app is approachable enough for students with no previous programming experience to begin exploring key coding concepts, but also powerful enough for skilled programmers to experiment and express their creativity using Swift.

“Everyone should have the opportunity to learn coding, and we are excited to bring Swift Playgrounds to the next generation of programmers looking for a fun and easy way to explore key coding concepts using real code,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “More than 100 schools around the world have already committed to adding Swift Playgrounds to their fall curriculum, and we can’t wait to see what students create with it.”

Swift Playgrounds includes Apple-developed programming lessons that guide students through a series of challenges and puzzles to guide three on-screen characters through an immersive graphical world as they learn core coding concepts, like issuing commands, creating functions, performing loops and using conditional code and variables. Apple will also regularly release new standalone challenges so users can continue learning new skills.

Swift Playgrounds also features built-in templates that users can modify and build on to create their own programs with graphics and touch interactions. They can then share their creations with friends using Mail or Messages or even by posting to the Web. And since Swift Playgrounds uses real Swift code, projects can be exported directly to Xcode® and ultimately be turned into full-fledged iOS and Mac® apps.

Availability
Swift Playgrounds is available today on the App Store for free. Swift Playgrounds is compatible with all iPad Air® and iPad Pro™ models and iPad mini™ 2 and later running iOS 10. For more information including videos, images and demos, visit: www.apple.com/swift/playgrounds.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Bill Evans
Apple
bevans@apple.com
(408) 974-0610

Starlayne Meza
Apple
starlayne@apple.com
(408) 974-3391

Apple & Nike Launch the Perfect Running Partner, Apple Watch Nike+

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO and BEAVERTON, Oregon — September 7, 2016 — Today, Apple® and Nike introduced Apple Watch® Nike+, the latest result of a long-standing partnership. Apple Watch Nike+ is the ultimate tool for anyone who runs, pairing exclusive Nike Sport Bands with Apple Watch Series 2, which features GPS, a two-times-brighter display, water resistance 50 meters,* a powerful dual-core processor and watchOS® 3. Apple Watch Nike+ also includes exclusive Siri® commands and iconic Nike watch faces along with deep integration with the new Nike+ Run Club app for unrivaled motivation to go for a run, coaching plans that adapt to your unique schedule and progress, and guidance from the world’s best coaches and athletes. Apple Watch Nike+ is the ultimate companion for those with a passion for running, whether they’re emerging runners or marathon veterans.

“Apple Watch is the ultimate device for a healthy life and we wanted to push it further to create the best smartwatch in the world for runners and athletes,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Apple Watch Nike+ takes performance tracking to a whole new level and we can’t wait to bring it to the world’s largest community of runners.”

“We know runners — and we know many are looking for a device that gives them an easy, fun way to start running,” said Trevor Edwards, president of the Nike Brand. “The market is full of complex, hard-to-read devices that focus on your data. This focuses on your life. It’s a powerful device with a simple solution — your perfect running partner.”

Features
Apple Watch Nike+, like all Apple Watch Series 2 models, features built-in GPS to track pace, distance and route, so users can run without an iPhone®. With the brightest display Apple has ever made, metrics are easy to read, no matter the sun’s glare, and if users decide to take a post-run dip in the pool, Apple Watch Nike+ is water resistant 50 meters, for swimming.

The Nike Sport band is crafted from the same strong, flexible fluoroelastomer as the original Apple Watch Sport™ Band, but now it’s perforated for even better ventilation and sweat management. The lightweight band is available in four vibrant, two-tone color combinations that are unique to the collection. Apple Watch Nike+ features two exclusive watch faces inspired by Nike’s iconic style that can be easily personalized with useful apps like Activity Rings, Heart Rate, Stopwatch and Weather, helping runners stay informed at a glance. 

Nike+ Run Club
Apple Watch Nike+ takes advantage of the unique capabilities of Apple Watch Series 2 and the Nike+ Run Club app to be the perfect running partner on your wrist. The app experience is seamlessly built into Apple Watch Nike+ and easily accessed right from the watch face, so users can get going with a quick tap. The Nike+ Run Club app offers daily motivation through smart run reminders, challenges from friends and even alerts informing when the weather is right to get outside.  Training data, including pace, distance and heart rate are available at a glance, and through shared run summaries, the app promotes friendly competition, even allowing users to send fist bumps to each other right from the wrist.

Pricing & Availability 
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in two different aluminum case sizes, 38 mm and 42 mm and pairs with four exclusive Nike Sport Band color combinations including Black/Volt, Black/Cool Gray, Flat Silver/White and Flat Silver/Volt. 
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available in 38 mm at $369 (US) and in 42mm at $399 (US) from Apple.comNike.com, Apple Stores, select Nike retail stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and select specialty stores and department stores.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available to order on Apple.com beginning Friday, September 9, with availability in late October, in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, the UK and the US.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will be available to order on Apple.com beginning Friday, September 23, with availability in late October, in Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Russia.
  • Apple Watch Nike+ will also be available in late October in Costa Rica, Greece, India, Israel, Macau, Mexico, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
  • Nike Sport Bands are available exclusively with Apple Watch Nike+ models and not sold separately.
  • Apple Watch Series 2 requires iPhone 5 or later running iOS 10 or later. watchOS 3 and iOS 10 will be available beginning Tuesday, September 13 as a free software update. Some features are not available in all regions or all languages.
  • Every customer who buys Apple Watch Nike+ from Apple will be offered free Personal Setup, in-store or online,** to help set up and personalize their new Apple Watch with calendars, notifications, apps and more.
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about Apple Watch Nike+ or watchOS 3 can register for the free workshops offered at every Apple Store®. 

*Apple Watch Series 2 has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 2 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth. Stainless steel and leather bands are not water resistant.

**In most countries. 

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, Nike’s earnings releases and other financial information are available at http://investors.nike.com. Individuals can also visit http://news.nike.com/ and follow @Nike.

Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.

Press Contacts:
Lance Lin
Apple
lance_lin@apple.com
(408) 974-5036

Rhona Marr
Nike 
rhona.marr@nike.com
(503) 671-3489
 

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