Yerba Buena Center getting 'Spring Forward' makeover for Monday's Apple Watch event

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in General Discussion edited March 2015
As is its wont, Apple will greet attendees at its first event of 2015 with a customized graphic wrapping around the Yerba Buena Center, a process which began in earnest on Wednesday.


Via Ben Bajarain on Twitter


Multiple photos on Twitter show the beginnings of an Apple logo with a multicolored green background, matching the invitations Apple sent out via email last week. Per usual, the Apple logo will be centered on the front face of the structure, just above and to the left of the entrance canopy.

Despite the fact that its media events generally last less than two hours and have fewer than 1,000 people in attendance -- the Yerba Buena Center seats just over 700 -- Apple goes to great lengths to define and control the atmosphere. That includes custom graphics and, in some cases, the construction of temporary one-off showroom spaces.

Earlier this week, AppleInsider showed exclusive footage of just such a temporary facility being erected behind the Yerba Buena Center. Though smaller than the standalone building constructed outside the Flint Center in September, it appears structurally similar, with white walls and a ceiling of white sheeting and is likely to house another hands-on demonstration area.

The "Spring Forward" event kicks off Monday at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. AppleInsider will be on hand at the Yerba Buena Center and will provide live coverage as the event unfolds.

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  • Reply 1 of 19
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,085member
    Ah, that time when Apple banners start going up on buildings. My favorite fucking time of the year.
  • Reply 2 of 19
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,360member

    It aint much of a spring where I am. There's snow on the ground and a new storm is coming soon, which is going to dump even more snow. I've been doing my best to contribute to global warming these past years, by drastically increasing my carbon footprint, but it hasn't done much good yet, because I could use some global warming right about now. Bring it on.

     

    Having said that, I still look forward to this "Spring Forward" event on Monday, rain, sleet or snow.

     

    I will of course be tuning in and watching it live via Apple TV.

  • Reply 3 of 19
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,562member

    Spring has sprung.

  • Reply 4 of 19
    These events still give me that kid on Christmas morning feel...Can't wait.
  • Reply 5 of 19
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 30,562member

    Remember "Temporary Insanity"?... it's baaaaaaaack.

  • Reply 6 of 19
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,085member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View Post

     

    I've been doing my best to contribute to global warming these past years, by drastically increasing my carbon footprint, but it hasn't done much good yet, because I could use some global warming right about now. Bring it on.


     

    At least we got a small reprieve from this trash while you were banned. But don't worry, BF made sure to fill in for you. 

  • Reply 7 of 19
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,360member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post

     

    At least we got a small reprieve from this trash while you were banned. But don't worry, BF made sure to fill in for you. 


     

    I'm not interested in your whining.

  • Reply 8 of 19
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    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post



    Ah, that time when Apple banners start going up on buildings. My favorite fucking time of the year.

     

     

    Spring isn't quite here yet.

  • Reply 9 of 19
    danielswdanielsw Posts: 905member

    I'm looking forward to seeing such events held at Campus 2.

  • Reply 10 of 19
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

     

    Spring has sprung.


     

     

    Not here in England it hasn't. Cold.

     

    Spring officially starts on March 20th.

  • Reply 11 of 19
    Smaller space than the one near Flint Center? Clearly Apple anticipates less demand for this watch than before¡
  • Reply 12 of 19

    Wow, that title just clicked for me.

     

    It's clearly about the Apple Watch.

     

    Spring Forward / Fall Back

     

    It's a reference to Daylight Savings therefore a time reference therefore the only device Apple is making that is designed around time is the Apple Watch.

     

    Why did that not sink in beforehand?

     

    Admittedly it's Autumn (Fall) here so that could add to it. :-)

  • Reply 13 of 19
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    apple ][ wrote: »
    I've been doing my best to contribute to global warming these past years, by drastically increasing my carbon footprint, but it hasn't done much good yet, because I could use some global warming right about now. Bring it on.

    At least we now know why you weren't posting. We all saw you on the floor of the senate with a snowball.

    apple ][ wrote: »
    I'm not interested in your whining.

    You're confusing the word whining with the word pining. As in, pinning for the short deprive we all had from your foolish and arrogant comments.
  • Reply 14 of 19
    mpantonempantone Posts: 1,349member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Benjamin Frost View Post

     

    Not here in England it hasn't. Cold.

     

    Spring officially starts on March 20th.




    Well, spring is here in California. Maybe not to scientists, astronomers, and astrologers, but plants don't about the calendar.

     

    I drove by a grove of heritage fruit trees not too far from the Apple headquarters a couple of days ago. The trees are blossoming, very pretty.

     

    It's supposed to get up to about 75ºF (24ºC) this weekend. Not bad. Maybe worth going to the beach.

  • Reply 15 of 19
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    mpantone wrote: »

    Well, spring is here in California. Maybe not to scientists, astronomers, and astrologers, but plants don't about the calendar.

    I drove by a grove of heritage fruit trees not too far from the Apple headquarters a couple of days ago. The trees are blossoming, very pretty.

    It's supposed to get up to about 75ºF (24ºC) this weekend. Not bad. Maybe worth going to the beach.

    Spring originally was associated with a culture's annual weather patterns, and this was obviously dependent on your location. What most people call the start of Spring is really just the equinox, when days will start being longer than nights, as is the case for the Spring equinox, and nights will start being longer than days, as is the case for the Autumn equinox.

    A more general breakdown, which most are also familiar, gives each season 3 months, but does so in full months spans, not breaking them down to shifting days for the start and stop within those months. Winter gets December—February, yet the Winter solstice isn't until late December. Why? Best I can figure is it make no sense exclude the month for the specific event that the season references,, so instead they exclude the end days of the season. Perhaps they should have gone halfway between the seasons so that the middle of each is either the equinox or solstice.

    Regardless, this is how it is in all its varying forms, which is fine considering the all the varying flora and fauna that thrive at different parts of the year in different parts of the world.


    PS: Since ?Watch will likely launch in April, and if Apple follows their modus operandi, it'll launch the last weekend before the end of their fiscal quarter, that will be a little over a month after the Spring equinox.

    PPS: If we isolate to only the event it would make sense to look at the event tagline which is a clear reference to DST, which occurs days before the event.

    PPPS: That means the event starts an hour earlier from now than most (if not all) expect since we don't usually adjust those hours days in advance.

    PPPPS: It's just a tagline for a event. That and the images mean little to nothing, and there are certainly no jaw dropping secrets to be discovered.
  • Reply 16 of 19
    solipsismy wrote: »
    mpantone wrote: »

    Well, spring is here in California. Maybe not to scientists, astronomers, and astrologers, but plants don't about the calendar.

    I drove by a grove of heritage fruit trees not too far from the Apple headquarters a couple of days ago. The trees are blossoming, very pretty.

    It's supposed to get up to about 75ºF (24ºC) this weekend. Not bad. Maybe worth going to the beach.

    Spring originally was associated with a culture's annual weather patterns, and this was obviously dependent on your location. What most people call the start of Spring is really just the equinox, when days will start being longer than nights, as is the case for the Spring equinox, and nights will start being longer than days, as is the case for the Autumn equinox.

    A more general breakdown, which most are also familiar, gives each season 3 months, but does so in full months spans, not breaking them down to shifting days for the start and stop within those months. Winter gets December—February, yet the Winter solstice isn't until late December. Why? Best I can figure is it make no sense exclude the month for the specific event that the season references,, so instead they exclude the end days of the season. Perhaps they should have gone halfway between the seasons so that the middle of each is either the equinox or season.

    Regardless, this is how it is in all its varying forms, which is fine considering the all the varying flora and fauna that thrive at different parts of the year in parts of the world.


    PS: Since ?Watch will likely launch in April, and if Apple follows their modus operandi, it'll launch the last weekend before the end of their fiscal quarter, that will be a little over a month after the Spring equinox.

    PPS: If we isolate to only the event it would make sense to look at the event tagline which is a clear reference to DST, which occurs days before the event.

    PPPS: That means the event starts an hour earlier from now than most (if not all) expect since we don't usually adjust those hours days in advance.

    PPPPS: It's just a tagline for a event. That and the images mean little to nothing, and there are certainly no jaw dropping secrets to be discovered.

    Indeed.

    As you suggest, I think the simple reason for the Spring Forward tag line was to alert people to the clocks going forward so they didn't miss the keynote. Also, clocks won't have gone forwards in the UK, so it's 5 pm for us, not 6pm.
  • Reply 17 of 19
    "As is its wont, Apple will greet attendees at its first event of 2015 with a customized graphic wrapping around the Yerba Buena Center, a process which began in earnest on Wednesday."

    WTF does "As is its wont" mean?? Come on guys.
  • Reply 18 of 19
    budshonda wrote: »
    "As is its wont, Apple will greet attendees at its first event of 2015 with a customized graphic wrapping around the Yerba Buena Center, a process which began in earnest on Wednesday."

    WTF does "As is its wont" mean?? Come on guys.

    Learn English before spouting off.
  • Reply 19 of 19
    iaeeniaeen Posts: 588member
    budshonda wrote: »
    "As is its wont, Apple will greet attendees at its first event of 2015 with a customized graphic wrapping around the Yerba Buena Center, a process which began in earnest on Wednesday."

    WTF does "As is its wont" mean?? Come on guys.

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=As+is+its+wont
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