U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi checks her Apple Watch on camera during State of the Union

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During last night's widely televised State of the Union address, California Representative Nancy Pelosi appeared on camera just in time to receive a notification on her Apple Watch and respond to it with a touch.


More than a dozen Apple logos glow behind U.S. President Obama in 2016 SOTU


The annual report, delivered by President Obama to a joint session of members of Congress, was broadcast live by most major TV networks, cable news channels, and online via YouTube, the White House website and on streaming services including the Wall Street Journal Live app on Apple TV.

While primarily focused on the President, the live feed regularly cut to various audience members, which include legislators, members of the Supreme Court, the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a variety of invited guests.



As the camera turned to Representative Pelosi, she looked down at her wrist in response to a silent Taptic Engine notification, then tapped a response and continued listening to the address, all within the span of four seconds.

A variety of watchers on Twitter, Vine and other social media networks noted the appearance of her Apple Watch (above). Fittingly, Pelosi represents California's 12th District, which is entirely within the City of San Francisco, right in Apple's back yard.

Pelosi's Apple Watch wasn't the only appearance by hardware from Cupertino. Behind the President, a long line of laptops appeared to almost entirely be composed of MacBooks emblazoned with glowing Apple logos.

Bush still wearing his Apple Watch, too



Presidential hopeful and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was also caught interacting with his Apple Watch during a meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board today.

Appearing confused by its capabilities, Bush first said, "my watch can't be talking," then, "I'd never had my BatPhone be turned on!" He then replied to the call with "I'll call you back," and dismissed it.

"My watch can't be talking." Jeb Bush receives a call on his Apple Watch and gets confused. #technologyishard https://t.co/BW4FTa9yfI

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY)


"That's the coolest thing in the world," he said afterward. "I know when it's ringing but I've never actually used it! ...underutilized iWatch."

Despite appearing baffled by its capabilities, Bush has been seen regularly wearing his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. When asked by Business Insider about it in December, Bush said he thought "it requires a lot more work than it needs to. It's not as intuitive as the other Apple products. The battery gets out too quick, I don't have time to learn all the applications, but it's cool."
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  • Reply 1 of 39
    Awesome!  Go Nancy!
    brakkenmac fanbobschlob
  • Reply 2 of 39
    sockrolidsockrolid Posts: 2,752member
    ...  the City of San Francisco, right in Apple's back yard. ...
    Apple's bedroom too.  Judging by SF housing prices.
    edited January 2016 montrosemacs
  • Reply 3 of 39
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,075member
    Surprised she didn't know about the "Mute for the Day" option....
  • Reply 4 of 39
    roakeroake Posts: 440member
    Seems that things like the Apple Watch would confuse her supporters of a socialist agenda.

    stevie
  • Reply 5 of 39
    When the watch came out of course I preordered one and to this day I still use everyday. I didn't see others wearing it for the first 6 months or so. But now I see a significant amount of people sporting one everyday. I think the sales numbers are being heavily underestimated. 
    lostkiwiredgeminipa
  • Reply 6 of 39
    Nancy Pelosi is a horrendously corrupt politician. She's one reason the US needs across-the-board term limits. Other similarly corrupt old timers include John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Harry Reid.
    sirlance99techloverlostkiwiAustinCableredgeminipa
  • Reply 7 of 39
    mac_128mac_128 Posts: 2,771member
    jfc1138 said:
    Surprised she didn't know about the "Mute for the Day" option....
    I don't think anyone seated in that room, with the exception of Biden and 3rd in line of succession to the presidency, Ryan, were making any pretense about checking messages on their various smartphones. I am a bit surprised about Pelosi given that it's her own parties president, but not unexpected. However, that's one of the problems with the Watch -- the need to reply. Glancing at the time is bad enough, but actually interacting with the watch is kind of rude.

    I was at Subway before Christmas ordering a footlong sandwich, and the full time employee behind the counter making the sandwich for me was wearing a Stainless Watch with the Milanese loop band. It really stood out against his plastic gloves. While I was ordering the sandwich, he got a notification, and checked his watch, and responded! I actually couldn't believe he did that. I kept going, and it happened again a few moments later.

    There's a whole new ettiequte around the watch that has to be addressed, before that kind of behavior becomes second nature. It's was one thing when an employee somewhere would pull out a phone and check it, but now, with the flick of a wrist, they can do everything they could do on the phone. If I were a manager of a retail store, I'd take a pretty dim view of my employees doing that while helping customers. 
    fotoformat
  • Reply 8 of 39
    Nancy Pelosi is a horrendously corrupt politician. She's one reason the US needs across-the-board term limits. Other similarly corrupt old timers include John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Harry Reid.
    You can say that again. Pelosi is one of the worst liberals out there. Makes me sick what's she done here in California. She cares more about letting in and giving benefits to illegals than she does American citizens. 
    AustinCableSpamSandwich
  • Reply 9 of 39
    sockrolid said:
    ...  the City of San Francisco, right in Apple's back yard. ...
    Apple's bedroom too.  Judging by SF housing prices.
    When I worked at Apple it was cheaper to rent a flat in SF and commute than one in Cupertino. The cost closer to Apple skyrocket.
  • Reply 10 of 39
    Nancy Pelosi is a horrendously corrupt politician. She's one reason the US needs across-the-board term limits. Other similarly corrupt old timers include John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Harry Reid.
    Save the bs for the political forum. Your idea of corruption and mine are worlds apart. The entire GOP is a clusterfrack of stupid and corrupt.
    iqatedoredgeminipamuppetrybobschlobdysamoriaEddie Jsingularity
  • Reply 11 of 39
    jfc1138 said:
    Surprised she didn't know about the "Mute for the Day" option....
    jfc1138 said:
    Surprised she didn't know about the "Mute for the Day" option....
    Why would she want to mute it during an Obama speech? LOL
    AustinCable
  • Reply 12 of 39
    Nancy Pelosi is a horrendously corrupt politician. She's one reason the US needs across-the-board term limits. Other similarly corrupt old timers include John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Harry Reid.
    You can say that again. Pelosi is one of the worst liberals out there. Makes me sick what's she done here in California. She cares more about letting in and giving benefits to illegals than she does American citizens. 
    To make a list of corrupt politicians...you'd do better to list those not corrupt...save a tree.
    dysamoria
  • Reply 13 of 39

    stanhope said:
    You can say that again. Pelosi is one of the worst liberals out there. Makes me sick what's she done here in California. She cares more about letting in and giving benefits to illegals than she does American citizens. 
    To make a list of corrupt politicians...you'd do better to list those not corrupt...save a tree.
    You would only need a post it note to list those not corrupt. 
    dysamoria
  • Reply 14 of 39
    Did anyone notice if a lot of people stood up at 50 minutes past the hour because their watch told them too?
  • Reply 15 of 39
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 4,518member
    That this is noteworthy indicates the relative lack of success of the Apple watch, we don't get updates every time somebody uses an iPhone because half the population of the US has one and more of the rich and famous. 
    dysamoria
  • Reply 16 of 39
    Did anyone notice if a lot of people stood up at 50 minutes past the hour because their watch told them too?
    I always know it's 10-to when people start standing up around me at the office.

    That Jeb! video is hilarious. He had no idea his watch could make calls. "Is that my watch?"
    stevie
  • Reply 17 of 39
    bobschlobbobschlob Posts: 1,074member
    asdasd said:
    That this is noteworthy indicates the relative lack of success of the Apple watch, we don't get updates every time somebody uses an iPhone because half the population of the US has one and more of the rich and famous. 
    Are you kidding?! I remember the days when it would make news that somebody was seen walking down the street sporting "white earbuds".
    (no joke)
  • Reply 18 of 39
    calicali Posts: 2,981member
    asdasd said:
    That this is noteworthy indicates the relative lack of success of the Apple watch, we don't get updates every time somebody uses an iPhone because half the population of the US has one and more of the rich and famous. 
    It's not even a year old and already the most popular watch. Give it a rest. I'm sure these types of articles surfaced this time after the iPhone's launch.
    mac fan
  • Reply 19 of 39
    jr_bjr_b Posts: 63member
    Nancy Pelosi is a horrendously corrupt politician. She's one reason the US needs across-the-board term limits. Other similarly corrupt old timers include John McCain, Lindsay Graham and Harry Reid.

    No more corrupt that 90% of the people in Congress.
    lostkiwimac fan
  • Reply 20 of 39
    cali said:
    asdasd said:
    That this is noteworthy indicates the relative lack of success of the Apple watch, we don't get updates every time somebody uses an iPhone because half the population of the US has one and more of the rich and famous. 
    It's not even a year old and already the most popular watch. Give it a rest. I'm sure these types of articles surfaced this time after the iPhone's launch.
    Indeed, there were many.

    I also recall people who would point and laugh at my iPhone, asking me if that flash-in-the-pan wasn't DOA. All I would tell them (and they thought I was being sarcastic) is "buy AAPL now, at $75/share" (~$11, pre-split). 
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