Apple Keynotes – All the Past Ones

All the past ones - Apple keynotes, WWDC, and more
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Apple has made the keynote sexy. Ever since I started Geekazine, I’ve always wanted to be invited to an Apple keynote.

Even nowadays, where people are watching a pre-produced event. It’s more about talking with others, and getting hands on the products before anyone else does.

Yet people gather in groups to not only watch these events, but also analyze and geek out over the newest products and features Apple has to offer.

We at Day in Tech History have cataloged the previous events and the products they showed off.

2024 Keynotes

WWDC24 – June 10, 2024

  • Event information soon. Because it hasn’t happened yet. We can’t predict the future, but if we did, it’ll be more M4 Macs. Possibly Vision Pro 2, or even a new Apple item we haven’t thought of yet.
  • Stay tuned…

May 7, 2024

Let Loose: Apple announced a next generation iPad Pro running on the M4 chip. A new Pencil Pro, and updated the iPad Air (M2) and iPad (A16).

2023 Keynotes

October 30, 2023:

Scary Fast: Introduced new MacBook Pro models and an iMac with M3 chips.

September 12, 2023:

Wonderlust: Launched iPhone 15 series, USB-C transition for iPhones, Apple Watch Series 9, and Apple Watch Series Ultra 2.

WWDC23 – June 5 2023

  • Reality Pro headset: A significant entry into mixed reality.
  • macOS Sonoma: Introduced new features for macOS.
  • iOS 17: New functionalities for iOS devices.

2022 Keynotes

September 7, 2022:

Far Out: Announced iPhone 14 series, Apple Watch Series 8, second-generation AirPods Pro, and Apple Watch Ultra.

WWDC22 – June 6 2022

  • macOS Ventura: Added features like Stage Manager.
  • iOS 16: Introduced customizable Lock Screens and improvements in messages.
  • M2 Chip: Debuted, powering new versions of MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.

2021 Keynotes

October 18, 2021:

Unleashed: Introduced new MacBook Pro models with M1 Pro and M1 Max chips.

September 14, 2021:

California Streaming: Unveiled iPhone 13 series, updated iPad mini, and ninth-generation iPad.

WWDC21 – June 7 2021

  • iOS 15: Introduced Focus mode, Live Text, and FaceTime updates.
  • iPadOS 15: Brought widgets to the home screen and App Library.
  • macOS Monterey: Featured Universal Control and Shortcuts.

April 20, 2021

Spring Loaded: Announced new iMac with M1 chip, iPad Pro with M1, and AirTag.

2020 Apple Keynotes

October 13, 2020

Hi, Speed. Introduced iPhone 12 series with 5G technology, and HomePod Mini.

September 15, 2020:

Time Flies: Announced Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, updated iPad Air, and eighth-generation iPad.

WWDC20 – June 22 2020

Of course, this was the first all-online event due to COVID.

  • iOS 14: Brought home screen widgets and the App Library.
  • macOS Big Sur: Introduced a significant design overhaul and the control center.
  • M1 Chip: Apple’s first ARM-based chip, leading to a major transition in Mac hardware.

2019 Keynotes

September 10, 2019

By Innovation Only: Launched iPhone 11 series and Apple Watch Series 5.

This was also Apple’s first themed event. Before, all events were “Apple Event”. This one (and ones going forward) have a title and specific graphic for the event.

WWDC19 – June 3, 2019

  • iOS 13: Introduced Dark Mode and significant privacy features.
  • iPadOS: Launched as a separate platform with iPad-specific features.
  • Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR: Announced.

March 25, 2019

Introduced Apple News+, Apple Card, Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+.

2018 Apple Keynotes

October 30, 2018

There’s More in the Making: Updated MacBook Air and Mac mini introduced.

September 12, 2018

Gather Round: iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, and Apple Watch Series 4 launched.

This is the 3rd time Apple has not included their iconic logo in the artwork.

WWDC18 – June 4, 2018

  • iOS 12: Focused on performance improvements.
  • macOS Mojave: Introduced Dark Mode and Desktop Stacks.

2017 Apple Keynotes

September 12, 2017

Let’s Meet at Our Place: iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple TV 4K unveiled.

WWDC17 – June 5, 2017

  • iOS 11: Brought a new Files app and customizable Control Centre.
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch): Launched.
  • HomePod: Apple’s smart speaker was introduced.

2016

September 7, 2016

See You on the 7th: Introduction of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods.

WWDC16 – June 13, 2016

  • iOS 10: Included a redesigned Lock screen and richer notifications.
  • macOS Sierra: Introduced Siri on Mac and Universal Clipboard.

2015

September 9, 2015

Hey Siri – Give Us a Hint: Introduced iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and updated Apple TV.

WWDC15 – June 8, 2015

  • iOS 9: Focused on intelligence and multitasking, especially for iPad.
  • watchOS 2: Brought native app capabilities to the Apple Watch.
  • Apple Music: Streaming service announced.

March 9, 2015

Spring Forward: Unveiled Apple Watch, new MacBook, and Research Kit.

2014

September 9, 2014

Wish We Could Say More: Launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, introduced Apple Pay, and unveiled Apple Watch.

WWDC14 – June 2, 2014

  • iOS 8: Introduced Health app and HomeKit.
  • macOS Yosemite: Featured a redesigned interface and continuity features.

2013

October 22, 2013

We Still Have a Lot to Cover: Announced iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and updated Macs.

September 10, 2013

This Should Brighten Everyone’s Day: Launched iPhone 5s with Touch ID and iPhone 5c.

WWDC13 – June 10, 2013

  • iOS 7: Completely redesigned interface introducing Control Center.
  • macOS Mavericks: The first California-named macOS, focusing on battery life and Finder enhancements.

This is the 2nd event where Apple had not used their iconic logo in the graphic

2012

October 23, 2012

We’ve Got a Little More to Show You: Introduced iPad mini, fourth-generation iPad, and new Macs.

September 12, 2012

It’s Almost Here: Announced iPhone 5, new iPod touch, and iPod nano models.

This is an interesting event, as for the first time Apple didn’t use their iconic logo as the main graphic to promote. The Apple logo is nowhere to be seen.

WWDC12 – June 11, 2012

  • iOS 6: Introduced Maps and Passbook.
  • MacBook Pro with Retina Display: Launched.

2011

October 4, 2011

Let’s Talk iPhone: Introduced iPhone 4S, Siri, and iCloud.

This was Tim Cook’s first product launch, but it was also the event where Steve Jobs was not present. The next day, Jobs passed away.

WWDC11 – June 6, 2011

  • iOS 5: Introduced Notification Center and iMessage.
  • macOS Lion: Brought features from iOS, like Launchpad and Auto Save.

2010

October 20, 2010

Back to the Mac: Revamped Macbook Air, iLife ’11, and Mac OS X Lion announced

September 1, 2010

Music Event: iPod Touch gets Retina display, iPod Nano redesigned with multitouch, iPod Shuffle brings back clickable ring, and iTunes 10 introduced with the Ping Social Network

WWDC24 – June 7, 2010

  • iPhone 4: Announced with FaceTime, Retina Display, and a new design featuring glass and stainless steel.
  • iOS 4: Released with multitasking, FaceTime, and folder organization.

January 27, 2010

Come See Our Latest Creation: Unveiled the original iPad.

2009

September 9, 2009

It’s Only Rock and Roll, But We Like It: iPod Nano gets a video camera, FM radio, and pedometer, iPod Touch updated processor, iTunes 9.

WWDC09 – June 8, 2009

  • iPhone 3GS: Introduced, featuring a faster processor, video recording capabilities, and voice control.
  • MacBook Pro: Updates to the entire range, introducing the 13-inch model as a new Pro option.
  • iOS 3.0: Released with copy and paste, MMS, Spotlight Search, and voice memos.

January 6, 2009

In Apple’s last MacWorld Apple unveiled iWork’09 productivity suite.

2008

October 14, 2008

The Spotlight Turns to Notebooks: Macbook and Macbook Pro get aluminum unibody designs, 24 inch LED Cinema display.

September 9, 2008

Let’s Rock: iPod Nano gets a taller screen and accelerometer, iPod Touch updated with thinner design, iTunes 8 with Genius playlist.

WWDC – June 9, 2008

  • iPhone 3G: Launched with 3G connectivity and GPS, marking Apple’s entry into the mass smartphone market.
  • iOS 2.0: Introduced with App Store access, which created a new ecosystem for third-party applications.
  • MobileMe: Announced as a replacement for .Mac, aiming to sync data across devices (though initially faced significant issues).

January 15, 2008

There’s Something in the Air: Steve Jobs announces the Macbook Air, and movie rentals to iTunes and on Apple TV.

2007

September 5, 2007

The Beat Goes On: iPod Touch introduced, iPod Nano updated with video playback, iPod Classic gets all new metal design

WWDC07 – June 11, 2007

  • iPhone: Initial release and major highlights were discussed in anticipation of its upcoming retail launch.
  • Safari for Windows: Released, expanding Apple’s browser to a wider audience.

Macworld Conference & Expo – January 9, 2007

: Announced the original iPhone. Previewed iTV, which would become Apple TV

Before that

  • January 11, 2005: Introduced the first Mac Mini and iPod Shuffle.
  • October 12, 2005: Apple introduced the video-capable iPod, known as the iPod 5th generation. This event marked the first time Apple’s iPod could play videos, significantly expanding its multimedia capabilities.
  • September 7, 2005: At this special music event, Apple launched the iPod Nano, replacing the iPod Mini. The Nano was significantly smaller and used flash memory instead of a hard drive, marking a substantial change in design and technology.
  • June 6, 2005: During the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple announced its plans to transition its computer line from PowerPC to Intel processors. This was a significant announcement as it affected the entire Mac product line and set the stage for future innovations in Mac computers.
  • January 11, 2005: Macworld 2005 featured the introduction of the Mac Mini, a small form factor desktop that was the most affordable Mac at the time, and the iPod Shuffle, which was Apple’s first flash-based iPod.
  • June 28, 2004: WWDC 2004 saw the introduction of the 30-inch Cinema HD Display, which was the largest high-resolution computer monitor at the time. Apple also previewed Mac OS X Tiger (10.4).
  • January 6, 2004: Macworld 2004 featured the announcement of the iPod Mini. This smaller version of the iPod aimed to compete with the smaller MP3 players that were popular at the time.
  • June 23, 2003: At WWDC 2003, Apple introduced the Power Mac G5, which was the world’s first 64-bit desktop computer. They also showcased new versions of their software, including iChat AV and Safari 1.0.
  • January 7, 2002: Macworld 2002 in San Francisco featured the introduction of the flat-panel iMac G4, known for its distinctive design with a hemispherical base and a screen attached by a movable arm.
  • July 18, 2001: At Macworld New York, Apple introduced the PowerBook G4 with a Titanium body, which was notable for its thin design and powerful performance for a laptop.

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