Apple took the wraps off the latest versions of the iPhone – the iPhone 6 and the larger iPhone 6 Plus – and the Apple Pay mobile payment system on Tuesday. But the big news was the debut of Apple Watch, the company’s first new device in four years.
Here’s how top technology journalists – and a brand or two – reacted in real time to the new products, as well as the streaming difficulties that stopped many consumers at home from watching the event.
This is the most enchanting tech announcement I’ve ever been to. It’s incredibly captivating.— Farhad Manjoo (@fmanjoo) September 9, 2014
Tim Cook sports the new Apple Watch, post presentation pic.twitter.com/T1S2s6lqFB— Dawn Chmielewski (@DawnC331) September 9, 2014
Anyone think that the new #applewatch will calculate injury time for a ref? Or tell him when he's booked the wrong player?!— Umbro (@umbro) September 9, 2014
It’s strongly looking like the Apple Watch is not waterproof. That’s a biggggggg problem.— David Pogue (@Pogue) September 9, 2014
This feels like an iPhone moment, but watches are a much harder sell, IMO. #AppleEvent— Jon Swartz (@jswartz) September 9, 2014
"Lifestyle photos" of Apple Watch suggest it is the first one you could wear and still successfully mate. http://t.co/HdQdfmshhr— Ina Fried (@inafried) September 9, 2014
Apple watch wont ship til next year. told ya: http://t.co/XDSpshTsDR— John Paczkowski (@JohnPaczkowski) September 9, 2014
Tim wasn't kidding about this event being jam packed with information. So much to process.— Brian X. Chen (@bxchen) September 9, 2014
Apple seems to be having a bit of trouble with their livestream pic.twitter.com/gTzhUJXpxl— Re/code (@Recode) September 9, 2014
Today we all walk around looking down at our phones. A year from now we’ll all be walking around looking down at our wrists.— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) September 9, 2014
Looming white cube, vaguely Cocoon like. Throngs awaiting entry. It's a scene, that's for sure. pic.twitter.com/T990XxO03X— Molly Wood (@mollywood) September 9, 2014
The control a company can have, the breathless giddiness of reporters waiting, is shocking. It feels like picking a pope.— Nellie Bowles (@NellieBowles) September 9, 2014