Best Apple Keynote moments?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by whooleytoo, Jun 2, 2004.

  1. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Since Apple Keynotes are practically a form of entertainment in their own right, what are people's favourites?

    - Biggest "Woooooo" moment?

    - Funniest keynote?

    - Worst keynote moment?

    - Biggest presentation cock-up?

    My answers:
    Biggest moment - Oddly, can only remember recent ones - Expose, the moment when Steve picked up the iBook and walked across the stage and people realised he was still using the Internet! Woohoo! The iMac intro has to be up there, yet I can hardly remember it..

    Funniest keynote - iTMS introduction. Steve had a host of great one-liners. "It doesn't copy the music to your machine - that would be verboten"! also from the iChatAV intro : "It takes a while to negotiate with France"

    Worst keynote moment - Bill Gates appearing on the big screen being Jobs. 1984 all over again!!!

    Biggest cock-up - Don't rememeber many. Though one of the best recoveries was Preview went crazy on Steve - and he was quick to quip "Yeah, we could scroll through twice while our competitors are scrolling through once"
  2. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

    Nov 1, 2003
    The Expose "WOOOO" or the fast user switching "wooooooww!", definetly. Don't you just love the mac community.
  3. whooleytoo thread starter macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    The best thing about that keynote, was the camera kept focusing in on the Apple developers in the crowd, getting their reaction. It must be such a feeling for them to sit in a room with hundreds of people around them going "OOOH" and "AAAH" at your work! :D

    Another "category" I forgot: Best heckle at a keynote? (I've heard the laughs, but never the original comments.)
  4. Hemingray macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!
    I dunno, I gotta say the funniest keynote moment was the special Will Ferrell switcher ad that ended with "My name is Will Ferrell. ... And I'm a porn actor!" That one got the biggest laugh I've heard at any keynote. :D Certainly had ME ROFLOL watching the streaming video at home!
  5. primalman macrumors 6502a

    Jul 23, 2002
    at the end of the hall
    Demoing iPhoto and the camera would not turn on, so Steve threw it at an assistant with obvious disdain.
  6. theimacguy macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2004
  7. denm316 macrumors 6502

    Oct 16, 2003
    Here are mine:

    BEST Moment: When he showed Expose, the crowd was shocked.

    WORST Moment: When he showed the new Bluetooth mouse was only one button and cost $69.00.

    Funniest Moment: Doing a Demo on a Dell Dimension PC.
  8. musicpyrite macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Funniest: Billl Gates... The crowd was booing him... :D
  9. Zion Grail macrumors regular

    Dec 24, 2002
    Expose was certainly a "wow" moment. The G5 running photoshop against a Dell - "No, the PC isn't hung, it's just still working."

    Al Gore on iChat.

    Jobs: "We're still the cheapest R&D Microsoft has." "Microsoft is copying off of us again and it feels great."

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