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Hmm ... Where do they even find 2,400 competent journalists to invite?

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Hmm ... Where do they even find 2,400 competent journalists to invite?

From all over the world.
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Looks like the leaf of the apple logo in the image is casting a shadow like a sun dial would...

So Apple is bringing out a sundial? Got it. We better start all moving to sunnier climes. 😃
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He invitation is very vague , doesn't even have a time listed . Can't really read between the lines with this one .
This is the full invitation:

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The leaf in the invitation represents an iMissile about to hit the ground.

Apple has teamed up with the US government, developed a state of the art nuclear weapon and is about to declare war on North Korea.
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3 story structure being put up. Assuming its a demo area?

flintcenter.jpg

It's for all the Glassholes to watch the keynote away from normal people.
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Apple's mastery of the media detailed. . .
http://tinyurl.com/nbdc5dt

First time I've seen most of this described and there's tons of inside information. That Apple does all this with a relatively small team is amazing.
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Hmm ... Where do they even find 2,400 competent journalists to invite?

They have a lot of staff too that keeps expanding. They need to ensure the media knows when to applaud and laugh so it's good to have staff to kick it off at the right times. They've done events with too many media people at smaller venues and they don't respond to the jokes the same.
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No they can’t do pretty much what they want, because they'd brand the phone, plus pre install software if they could.

With regards to price, which is the context we were talking about.

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Wish We Could Say More but The FBI, NSA and US Secret Courts are Preventing Us....
from telling the people of the USA WTF is going on.
Therefore we are releasing the most secure computing device in history.....

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With regards to price, which is the context we were talking about.

Since when? I've long time heard that Apple controls the price that the carriers can charge. I remember when Walmart first started selling the iPhone the discount was a mere $1. What changed?
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If you mean like the Audi RSQ, I'm all for it.

 

Exactly, though with a higher ground clearance. I say spheres because the obvious answer–superconductor-based levitation–relies on the existence of a room temperature superconductor grid laid underneath all the roads in the nation. Which is a spectacular idea, of course, but is a little ambitious for Apple to undertake right now. Only because we don’t have a room temperature superconductor yet.

 

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We’re talking about the back to school special...

 

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Hmm ... Where do they even find 2,400 competent journalists to invite?

 

There isn’t a single competent journalist left in the world, so I don’t think that’s much of a concern.

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We’re talking about the back to school special.

AT&T must not believe in 'back to school' specials, because when they were the sole carrier they never sold the iPhone at a discount, or am I remembering wrong?
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That is what I was thinking - "I wish I could say more NOW, but that would ruin the surprise" 

 

but also likely a reference to the days of Steve Jobs and his famous, "One more thing" which was often delivered as if it were an afterthought but which generally turned out to be the biggest surprise or something entirely unexpected. 

 

But could be as simple as "Wish we could say more, but if we did, then this notice would not be in keeping with out traditional style of keeping things simple yet bold." 

 

Well, of course it means that as well. But when has Apple not had double meanings in their announcements? They always have a play on words in these things.

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...and to me the closeness of the top of the apple logo makes me think that when we pull out of the image it won't be the apple logo after all, it'll be a heart instead.

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They have a lot of staff too that keeps expanding. They need to ensure the media knows when to applaud and laugh so it's good to have staff to kick it off at the right times. They've done events with too many media people at smaller venues and they don't respond to the jokes the same.

In France they're called claqueurs. Or from P. T. Barnum's day ... shills.

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Why do they need the Flint Center which seats 2,400 to announce new iPhones? Last year they announced the 5s at the campus venue which seats 300.

 

Because the 8th iPhone isn’t the 7th iPhone. The tock revision is always less impressive than the tick.

 

It's just occurred to me-this will actually be the ninth iPhone, because last year we had the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. 

 

Hence 9.9.14. 

 

iPhone 9 - you heard it here first, folks.

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'Wish we could say more'

 

Apple are introducing a new series of silent movies, in an effort to compete with Amazon.

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E -- Hot Air Balloon rides

F - Pony rides. 

 

G - Candy Floss.

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Last call for unbelievable iPhone 6 rumors.

 

Apple are passing over hardware design to Google.

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Last call for unbelievable iPhone 6 rumors.

 

Comes with 'Steve Ballmer Approved' engraved on the back.

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This may have been said already, but it's interesting that the position of the light source (on the invitation) would be 10 on a clock, and coincides with the shadow of the leaf.  Not saying it means anything, just attention to detail if nothing else.

 

Looks more like 9:30 to me.  I'm calling BS on the whole sundial theory.

 

Oh come on, it's the only plausible explanation.

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Hmm ... Where do they even find 2,400 competent journalists to invite?

They have a lot of staff too that keeps expanding. They need to ensure the media knows when to applaud and laugh so it's good to have staff to kick it off at the right times. They've done events with too many media people at smaller venues and they don't respond to the jokes the same.

Yeah ...

It's been my experience at any major Apple event I've attended or viewed -- that Apple salts the crowd with Apple employees ... mostly technical, but some marketing/evangelists.

They all contribute to (or cause) excitement at the appropriate moments in the program.

Later, the main speaker acknowledges their contributions and thanks them for their efforts.

This is good marketing, HR, and presentation strategy,
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Last call for unbelievable iPhone 6 rumors.

It will only come in one size: 12" and it will replace the iPad and will herald a new product category, the laptabulous phabfone.

Are you trolling?

 

He's an itrollic - an ironic troll.

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OK, I'll bite.

1. White invitation for medical. 9.9.2014 represents data (medical data).

2. "Wish we could say more." = the privacy of your bioinformation. Possibly also other privacy issues/features, which Apple excels at, and remember NSA was the largest technology news story in recent memory if not in all of history, AND Apple was embarrassed by accusations of complicity.

3. The Flint Center venue is a perfect place for real performances (sorry Tim). Attendees are very likely to see some amazing music, celebrating a refocus on music, post-Beats. Also expect a new Beats product that blows away every other headphones. Edit: I would not be surprised if it was theatre not music. Theatre is speech ("wish we could say...") and remember the liberal arts.

4. External structure may be a second stage (for those who don't have seats inside), like at a music festival.

Jon

 

Interesting theories.

 

But really, I think they're just putting that wording on the invitations to build anticipation, and because they want the announcement to be a surprise.

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Classic: With the release of a 128GB iPhone 6, get rid of the classic and draw more people (those who want more storage) to the iPhone.

 

Ask people shopping for a $250 music-only device to buy a $900 pocket computer? Good luck with that.

 

Which is exactly what Apple have been doing since 2007.

 

Profits last year: about $40 billion. 

 

But no doubt, you could do better.

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Turn the invite upside down and you see two sixes= two iphones , two sizes?

 

Yeah, but you'll have to wait 2,088 years for them.

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Gimme a break!

 

This is AppleInsider.

 

If you want Kitkat, head over to Android's website.

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3. The Flint Center venue is a perfect place for real performances (sorry Tim). Attendees are very likely to see some amazing music, celebrating a refocus on music, post-Beats. Also expect a new Beats product that blows away every other headphones. Edit: I would not be surprised if it was theatre not music. Theatre is speech ("wish we could say...") and remember the liberal arts.
 

 

"iPlaybill.  What Garage Band did for music creation, iPlaybill will do for theatrical productions.  Now anyone can write, direct, and act in a play while at home or on the go.  Imagine the possibilities.  We think this will be our most revolutionary product ever.  And today we're announcing a partnership that we are so excited about.  We have arrangements with all the major community theaters in the United States--and we're expanding this list as fast as we can--so that you'll be able to perform your iPlaybill works in person in front of a real audience, all coordinated and paid for through your iOS device.  And with a click of a button you can make recording of your play available on iTunes immediately.  We provided this software to students at the Cupertino Junior High a days ago, and now we will witness the first live presentation the plays they produced.  Without further ado..."

 

Maybe.

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post #270 of 308

Spot on with biomedical.

 

Wish we could say more.  But can't, as it's private information.

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Where was the original iPhone launch held?

I hope Apple will provide a live video feed for 9th September.
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Oh, and the external structure, outside gym: stair masters, ellipticals, treadmills all to demonstrate fitness monitoring capability of new iWatch.

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The leaf in the invitation represents an iMissile about to hit the ground.

Apple has teamed up with the US government, developed a state of the art nuclear weapon . . .

This is so not funny. Any chance you could come to your senses?
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It's for all the Glassholes to watch the keynote away from normal people.

 

That population wouldn't even fill local Chili's restaurant.

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Apple's mastery of the media detailed. . .
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First time I've seen most of this described and there's tons of inside information.

Thanks for that link. I never go to that site unless someone puts up a link, so thank you.
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That Apple does all this with a relatively small team is amazing.

Given their default "we normally don't respond to ...." They probably don't need that many people in their PR dept. ok, bit sarcastic, that one. But it's Sunday.
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By the way, I just wanted to point out that just about everybody got the date wrong.

 

 

That's funny. I've had both September 9 and September 19 bookmarked in my calendar for at least the last few months based off information garnered here, or on similar sites.

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"Wish we could say more."

 

More screen, more talk time and one more thing...

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Shadows suggest sun, sundial = iDial!

 

Introducing the most power-efficient iOS device yet.

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That's funny. I've had both September 9 and September 19 bookmarked in my calendar for at least the last few months based off information garnered here, or on similar sites.

Rene Ritchie at iMore.com has been saying Sept, 9 since the beginning of the year, I believe.

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Dammit, busted. I know it's not a simile, but I'll be damned if I could come up with a word that describes what it is, so I used something "close enough" to convey the point. So, quiz for @rtdunham
: If it's not a simile, what IS it?

BTW, LOL @ "simian!"

Maybe an excellent metaphor? And the same for the "well of similes is drying up..." Very meta.
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