Apple's "Let's talk iPhone" event video posted, how did CEO Tim Cook fare?

Apple's "Let's talk iPhone" event video posted, how did CEO Tim Cook fare?
Well, there wasn't a "one more thing..." or any other iconic phrase coming out of the first major keynote that CEO Tim Cook had to endure instead of Steve Jobs, but it all went like a dress rehearsal.

Apple wasn't short on superlatives about any product or service they announced or reiterated tonight, hoping to create the same kind of aura all Apple events with Steve Jobs have managed to pull off so far.

Did they succeed? We'll let you be the judge, as Apple just posted the whole keynote video on its website. It is about an hour and a half long and, of course, you'll need the Quicktime plugin to watch it.

Overall, it was more of a team effort rather than the one man show that Steve Jobs's presentations usually developed into, and it might be an indication of how Tim Cook intends to run the company. How do you think the new CEO fared handling the event announcements?

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52 Comments

48. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

Actually, Apple was ready to release the iPhone 5 yesterday...but Tim's dog peed on it.

45. razgank unregistered

Well first I have to say that 98% of the comments here are completely off topic. Second, I'd like to point out that Android and iOS don't really compete with one another, people don't go for an "Android" phone, they go for an HTC, Samsung, Motorola, etc... so what's all this crap you "droidboys" are talking about? On that same note, the iPhone sells WAY more than any of those brands combining ALL their phones (as if HTC had 1 phone, and Samsung as well, etc). Third, I'd like to say that Tim Cook really looked like Steve Jobs up there, but the key difference was that Cook didn't take the initiative to show off the new product. The real disappointment was that there was no overhaul to the iPhone, and guess what... the 3GS still sells more than all those BIG ass Androids that you girls are bitching about, so there's no reason the 4S won't do the same thing. That being said, I do think the lifespan of the 4S will be a short one, expect if I were Apple I'd have the iPhone 5 ready by june. Fourth and last, let me be the one to remind you all that no one believed in the idea of the iPod, no one believed in the touch screen the first iPhone had, no one believed in the iPhone 4 because of dropped calls, and NO ONE in this blog believes Siri will be a game changer. I put my money on Siri being the next leap forward on a phone. Thanks for reading, Raz

44. georgekos unregistered

what happent with the i phone 5 ???????????

49. Stoli89

Posts: 333; Member since: Jun 28, 2010

It's at some bar in Cupertino.

40. BarneyDroid

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

Siri is cool but how often are you really going to use it? I used the voice program on my phone for all of about the first month that I had it. Not because it didn't work, but because it was more practical to use the screen to navigate. Take a look at your typical day, can you really use this? Driving in the car with your radio on??? willing to bet it has a hard time with that...using it to text a buddy while in class or at work... not gonna fly...my phone has the weather available on a swipe of the screen...

39. weishin92

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 08, 2011

No one more thing? Lol

37. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Let's see, the phone supposedly sucks so bad but yet you guys (android fanatics)are doing exactly what apple wants, talking about it. Hate all you want but this will be by far the biggest selling phone this year. Think about it, ppl will buy it for their mothers and fathers and tell them how great siri is and have ppl hooked.They will market it and it'll sell like hotcakes. Apple will not fold and the only ppl who are disappointed are the idiots who listened to what rumors an iphone 5 was supposed to have. You think the average consumer isn't gonna buy this phone. Sprint's customers are gonna eat it up, especially with unlimited data still available.

36. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Question for siri...the just thought of voice recognition on the new iphones...ask siri where isbthe iphone5 and see what she says... instead of that scripted how is the weather today....siri says...u will need a umbrella....where is the iphone5...siri is thinking...siri is thinking...eating up the battery...dual core a5 getting hot.....next year....maybe

35. intos unregistered

ok now the area is clear... apple helps me a lot to take a decision about witch phone to buy... and the iphone 4s is the total failure product and clearly message for me and many people that this company thinks that every product they will make we will go like a sheeps to buy....so..... f*ck you apple ! You make o lot of your consumers disappoint !!! well done !!!

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

It's okay, it catches the iPhone up for the next couple of months, but it will soon be relegated to the same status that the iPhone 4 was knocked into at the beginning of the year. Even faster depending on the release of ICS. I have no doubt that the iPhone will sell. People like Taco are numerous in this world. And at this point Apple is second only to God in earnings (or so they claim). But this is not the phone that will kill Android. It probably won't even make a dent.

38. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

The next iphone should be a bigger leap.

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The next iPhone had BETTER be a bigger leap, lol.

32. vuvuzela

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

I think about someone told "That is reason Apple suit SS ! "...may be it right !

30. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Well the fat lady song, good bye apple fans

29. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

The dual core A5 chip is runs on dual 1 gh cores versus Android's 4g 1.5 gh cores. Come on Apple !

28. Auhwa82 unregistered

Let's say good bye iPhone 4s

27. shelley.bevacqua

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 27, 2011

If only Android would keep it's state of the art OS stuffed into the shell of an Apple device but allow for a 4 inch screen. Android phones are just too darn big but I love the the OS and edge they have. I am hoping the Nexus Prime isn't too monsterous of a phone.

33. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

There are plenty of Android phones out there with shells barely any bigger than the iPhone. Even a 4 inch screen isn't that bad. My Atrix is about the size of an iPhone, as a matter of fact.

50. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

The gangster cowboy avatar suited you better I think...

52. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Aww, really? I made this one in Photoshop. I was hoping people would like it. :(

26. Nasir unregistered

Now we know, why has apple been suing Samsung for Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Tab. They knew, they were about to bring out some poor s**t and Samsung's technology and devices were already way ahead of it.

25. toystore unregistered

LOL…… Instead of showing new phone Tim was showing old number and icon

24. toystore unregistered

Don't blaim Team, Steve give up because old Apple can not cachup with young Andoird.......

22. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Look we can't expect him to be steve jobs but he presented the device very clearly. I am happy with that.

23. Muahua unregistered

Quite true. But it was still pretty disappointing. Not because of Tim because it was quite well presented, but it just wasn't the phone people really expected. I mean, sure it's an improvement, but it took them how long to show all this? Everyone expected a much better device.

21. Muahua unregistered

Anyone notice how there was much less cheering than usual? Seems like Cook doesn't have the magic that Jobs had.

19. nb2six

Posts: 298; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Apple will never again have the iconic figure that Steve Jobs was for the company. The man could make you think that a rock was the greatest thing ever and you need to have it ASAP!! I don't care what people think as far as OS goes or features offered. You cannot contend that the man was a marketing genius! The bad thing about him stepping down is that Tim Cook, or whomever takes over in the future will always be under his shadow thus resulting in them always being looked at to acheive something greater, when in fact, it cannot be attained.

18. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

Who the f**k cares how a person does talking? I don't care if its Steve Jobs or Obama on stage. As long as they announce what they are suppose to, the world will not end because Jobs isn't up there.

17. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

iI ithink ihe idid ia ipretty ibad ijobs. iThe iphone iis iforever ilame ithanks ito ihim.

14. DROIDX0430

Posts: 469; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Steve retired so he can own the nexus prime...or bionic...or vigor..orrazr....or gs2.....

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