By CCTV correspondent Mark Niu
Thousands of die-hard fans of Apple have descended upon San Francisco for the launch of Macworld-iWorld.
An estimated 25,000 people, known as “iFans”, flocked to the event to learn more about and celebrate their favorite Apple products.
Apple has no direct presence in MacWorld–iWorld, but its heart and soul could be felt here.
|Thousands of die-hard fans of Apple have descended upon San Francisco |
for the launch of Macworld-iWorld.
To kick off the event, Hollywood actors Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad made a special appearance.
They star as Apple Founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the soon-to-be released film called “jOBS”—a bio-pic about the late Apple CEO.
But since the death of Jobs, Apple shares have taken a beating as criticism grows louder that the company is no longer innovating.
iFans of all ages say people are forgetting Apple’s contributions. “Every other phone was crappy. Now everything is touch and everything is icons and apps.” “I can move on a mac ten times faster than I ever could on a PC.” “It’s dependable, no viruses, easy to fix myself.”
350 exhibitors are showing off some of their latest products. The “Appalooza” section grows each year, with Apple’s ability to bring app developers into its ecosystem unparalleled.
There are around 100 app makers displaying their new products. Some are best app award winners like ‘Crazy Talk 7,’ which allows you to animate just about anything.”
A sure sign that Apple didn’t organize this event is the presence of its competitors.
Musician Will.I.Am, who serves as Intel Director of Creative Innovation, and Intel’s Brian David Johnson discussed the future—a favorite topic of Steve Jobs himself, who famously asked, “How does somebody know what they want, if they’ve never even seen it?”
|There are around 100 app makers displaying their new products.|
|Thousands of die-hard fans of Apple have descended |
upon San Francisco for the launch of Macworld-iWorld.
|Thousands of die-hard fans of Apple have descended upon |
San Francisco for the launch of Macworld-iWorld.