Keynote mistakes

Discussion in 'Event Archives' started by Doctor Q, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #1
    I like to watch the keynote reply and try to spot little mistakes made by the speakers. None of the minor goofs are of any consequence, so it's "proofreading", not criticism. I certainly couldn't speak live like that without quite a few errors!

    When I've commented on mistakes I spotted in previous keynotes, I've sometimes turned out to be wrong about some of them, so I'm curious if anybody else can confirm these, or has already commented on them in one of the threads earlier this week.

    My favorite goof was the presentation of the iPhone price, which showed that it combined the features of a $199 iPod and a $299 mobile phone, making it worth at least $499. Now I'm usually pretty good with arithmetic, so I'm surprised that I get $498 when I add those two numbers, but Apple gets $499.

    I also noticed that Steve checked the weather in several cities, including Hawaii. The last time I was there, it was a state. Did it get demoted, like Pluto?

    I think it was a mistake to have Phil Schiller, in the audience, talk on the iPhone with Steve Jobs. After all, it plays right into a joke: His name makes it obvious that he would fill the role of a shill.

    Stan Sigman of Cingular wasn't very interesting to listen to, so maybe it was a mistake to have him on stage at all, but I noticed a real mistake: he claimed that Apple had online stores. I think they have only one of those.

    Jerry Yang of Yahoo said that Steve called mail the killer app. But Steve actually said the killer app was making calls on the iPhone, right?

    Somebody said "11 days" when he meant "11 days ago", but I lost track of who said it about what. I guess that's my mistake. :eek:

    Of course, the clicker that didn't work was a flub, but presumably not Steve's falut.

    What else did anybody spot?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    SkyBell

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Texas, unfortunately.
    #2
    The one time he called the AppleTV the iTV. Of course, he warned he might do that, but still.:)
     
  3. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Location:
    Kenora, ON Canada
    #3
    I dunno, depends on the context I guess. There is a Canadian, Australian, American, etc. store, so that makes stores, no?
     
  4. Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #4
    Actually, I believe Hawaii is a city in Guatemala.
     
  5. thread starter Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #5
    I noticed one more mistake and one Steve-Quirk™.

    Steve said "as 2006 rolls on" when he meant "as 2007 rolls on".

    He also said that Apple TV would be shipping in "feb-you-air-ee", omitting the "R" sound. I consider that to be a mistake, but so many people pronounce February that way that it's probably accepted as an "alternative pronunciation" now. It's not as bad as "jag wire", I suppose.
     
  6. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Location:
    London, UK
    #6
    I caught two slips on the iTV front. One he didn't even notice himself.
     
  7. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #7
    Or "re-la-tor", another obviously wrong pronunciation with a huge popular following.

    The first Apple rep I spoke to on the floor also called it "iTV" -- which tells you something. Exactly what, I don't know -- but something.

    EDIT: Technically, Apple does have multiple online "stores" -- one for every country in which they sell online.
     
  8. macrumors 68020

    someguy

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2005
    Location:
    Still here.
    #8
    As a Realtor (that's real-tor, just like it's spelled :rolleyes: ) I hear that one all the time.
     
  9. macrumors G4

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2006
    #9
    Stand and Eric sure made me appreciate just how good at public speaking Steve is for a CEO. I think it was Stan who made the 11 days comment too. Something about AT&T.
     
  10. macrumors 65816

    adrianblaine

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2006
    Location:
    Pasadena, CA
    #10
    There was something I caught when I watched it, but I can't remember where or what it was, and I can't bare to watch the whole thing again to find one stupid mistake... It had something to do with him mixing up calling Movies TV shows (or the other way around).
     
  11. Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    #11
    Is that Falut, India?

    Sorry, just couldn't help it... :D
     
  12. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #12
    You could, I think you just didn't try very hard. ;)
     
  13. macrumors G4

    skunk

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2002
    Location:
    Republic of Ukistan
    #13
    Yeah, stick to the stats, Q. :rolleyes:
     
  14. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Location:
    Glasgow
    #14
    Didnt discuss Calander!

    The biggest mistake i noticed was that he began the "Phone" section by saying he was going to talk about 4 things... Phone, Calendar, Photos and SMS Texting... but he forgot to talk about the calendar!!!! :eek:

    :p
     
  15. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #15
    That's quite forgivable actually, and he probably didn't forget. One trick of public speaking is having some items you can sacrifice if time is running short. Hardly anyone notices.
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Hls811

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #16
    The only glaring mistake I noticed was that he forgot to mention he's giving me a free iPhone and lifetime service. :D
     
  17. macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #17
    Surely the biggest mistake went something along the lines of "Hello and welcome to Macworld..."? :rolleyes:
     
  18. macrumors 6502

    clintob

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York, NY
    #18
    I would like to officially congratulate this post on being named the first nominee for "Crappiest MacRumors Post Concept of 2007".

    You are the current leader in the clubhouse... and if you're all lucky, you might just walk away with the MR Brown Ribbon, signifying how little we all give a ****. ;)


    [​IMG]
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

    blueflame

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2003
    Location:
    Studio City
    #19
    Whats the deal with this dude?




     
  20. macrumors 6502

    clintob

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Location:
    New York, NY
    #20
    Hah... I'm just playin with you guys. But you must admit, chatting about the typos and mispeaks of the Keynote Address is about as trivial as it gets, no?
     
  21. macrumors 68000

    dllavaneras

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2005
    Location:
    Caracas, Venezuela
    #21
    :rolleyes: you might want to take a better look at the forums...
    I still think that Steve is a great public speaker. I don't think I'll ever be that good at public speaking
     
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Hls811

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #22
    What woulda really been great, is "Hello, and welcome to the big black cloud hanging over CES"
     
  23. macrumors 68000

    After G

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #23
    Steve forgot to talk about the Macs! :eek: :p :D
     
  24. thread starter Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #24
    He also forgot to thank MacRumors for stirring up so much interest in his keynote.
     
  25. macrumors 68040

    Anuba

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2005
    #25
    Biggest mistake was that swastika T-shirt he wears under the turtleneck, it shows through in certain angles.
     

Share This Page