Control Keynote from Apple Watch??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by 51monjj, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. 51monjj macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2015

    Does anyone know if it is possible to control a Keynote presentation from the Apple Watch in presentation mode i.e. swipe to move on to the next slide etc.

  2. JFazYankees macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2012
    It all depends on whether or not Apple updates the Keynote iPhone app with Watch compatibility.
  3. powers74 macrumors 68000


    Aug 18, 2008
    At the bend in the river
    That would be pretty sweet, but like JFaz said, it all depends on :apple:. If I had to guess, it would be yes... Eventually
  4. Lucamegh macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2010
    During the "We still have a lot to cover" event in October, Craig Federighi used his Apple Watch to control a Keynote presentation during a OS X Yosemite demo.
  5. AngusW macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2013
    He did? I'm going to have to go back and see. That would be a cool feature to have nice and handy.
  6. 51monjj thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2015
    Hi All,

    I thought I recalled him using it in the original intro to the watch but couldn't remember. Thanks.

    I really want this feature!!

    What are everyone's thoughts on the cost and timescales? I personally was expecting the usual "and its available today" speak and was disappointed when they announced 24.04.15. I also think the cost of the space grey is a little high, but I will probably get one anyway.
  7. Patriot24 macrumors 68030


    Dec 29, 2010
    Thanks for reminding us about this.

    For anyone that is interested, it takes place around the 32:00 mark:
  8. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    It's available today seems to be tied more to both software and Mac hardware. New product categories and iOS devices seem to have a bit of a grace period, probably because they know that more people are likely to buy one day 1, as opposed to whenever they "just need to upgrade". As far as the keynote software update, I'm assuming that this will just be a free update to the iOS app.

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