Construction on Apple’s second campus in Cupertino is continuing at a steady pace, as seen in a new aerial video captured by drone pilot Duncan Sinfield and shared with MacRumors.
Shot earlier today, Sinfield’s video offers a detailed look at the progress Apple has made since he shot his last video on August 1, and it gives details on the different buildings Apple is constructing. Sinfield’s also cleverly overlaid some of Steve Jobs’ original commentary on the campus, making this video update well worth watching.
Work on the ring-shaped main building is continuing, as is construction on a multi-level underground parking structure. A secondary parking lot at the west of the campus is nearly finished, the auditorium has gained interior walls, and construction workers have also made progress on the Tantau development, housing research facilities.
When finished, the second Apple campus will feature a huge 2.8 million square foot ring-shaped main building, an underground parking lot, a 100,000 square foot fitness center, a 120,000 square foot auditorium for hosting events, and a dedicated visitor’s center complete with an observation deck, cafe, and Apple Store.
Apple continues to be on track to complete construction on the campus at the end of 2016.
Earlier this month, Apple launched a new „Guided Tours“ section on its dedicated Apple Watch website, showcasing several Apple Watch walkthrough videos designed to teach prospective buyers how various features work on the device. As of today, Apple has updated the site with four new videos, covering Phone Calls, Siri, Maps, and Music.
The first video, on Phone Calls, walks users through how phone calls work on the Apple Watch. It displays options for answering incoming calls and making outgoing calls. There are several options when receiving a phone call – it can be muted by covering the Apple Watch with a hand or a response message can be sent by scrolling up with the digital crown. Making a call can be done through the „Friends“ button on the side, or through Siri.
Apple’s Siri Apple Watch video covers how to use Siri on the Apple Watch. Siri can be accessed by holding down on the digital crown and the digital assistant can do things like setting alarms, opening apps, getting directions, and more, as on the iPhone. In the „Music“ video, Apple walks through available controls in the Music app on the Apple Watch, demonstrating how to control music on the iPhone using the device.
A playlist can be transferred to the Apple Watch by placing the device on its charger, going to the Apple Watch app on the iPhone, and choosing „Sync Playlist.“ Music can be played from the Apple Watch directly through a paired device by using a force tap within the Music app to select a source and a destination. As we’ve previously learned, Apple Watch has 8GB of storage, with 2GB of that available for storing music.
Videos are currently only available on Apple’s site, but they’ll likely be uploaded to YouTube shortly. The Maps video is not available to watch yet on Apple’s site as it may still be uploading.
Apple’s Guided Tour videos are a useful resource for both prospective buyers and those who have already pre-ordered an Apple Watch, as they highlight both Apple Watch features and the way they’re accessed on the device. We’ve learned from reviews that learning to control the Apple Watch and becoming accustomed to its input methods can take some time, so these videos are a great way to get a heads up on Apple Watch features ahead of launch.
Apple still has three additional videos that have yet to be uploaded to the page, including „Apple Pay,“ „Activity,“ and „Fitness.“ We’ll likely see those added to the site next week, ahead of the device’s April 24 ship date.
The Apple Watch can be pre-ordered from the Apple online store, with prices that start at $349. Apple Watch demand has been high, so orders placed today will not ship out until June and beyond, depending on model.
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During the question and answer portion of Apple’s third quarter earnings call, Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer suggested that Apple will have a „very busy fall,“ following it up with a statement that he’d like to „leave it there and go into more detail in October.“
All of the products on the horizon are expected to include impressive new features, including a fingerprint sensor and an upgraded camera for the iPhone 5S, an iPad mini-style redesign for the fifth generation iPad, and Haswell processors for the new MacBook Pros.
The company is also rumored to be working on additional projects such as the iWatch, and according to Tim Cook, Apple’s catalyst will always be „new products and new services“ in both current product categories and „in new categories.“
Apple’s iWatch, which has been trademarked in multiple countries, is not expected until 2014 despite the fact that Apple has recently hired a number of new employees to work on the product. „We’re working on some stuff that we’re really proud of, and we’ll announce things when we’re ready,“ said Cook during the call.Прочетете повече