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Apple Launches iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch: Live Updates – More in Apple Watch Than Expected

Ladies and gentlemen...U2.

Ladies and gentlemen…U2.

 

U2 performs live. Put your iPhones in the air.

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Ten years ago, Apple began a collaboration with one of the biggest bands in history — U2.

 

Ten years ago, Apple began a collaboration with one of the biggest bands in history — U2.

U2 has transcended rock stardom to leave a positive, indelible mark on the world.

 

The eighth-annual iTunes Festival is happening right now in London.

 

The eighth-annual iTunes Festival is happening right now in London.

This month-long concert is streamed free in over 100 countries. That’s a lot of mosh pits.

 

Music is in the DNA of Apple.

 

Music is in the DNA of Apple.

From the introduction of the first iPod to the addition of Beats, Apple has changed the way we all listen to music.

 

It’s been quite a day. And it’s not even noon yet.

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They’re putting Siri on the new Apple Watch so finally you can feel like a secret agent talking into your sleeve.#AppleLive

 

Apple Watch Edition

 

Apple Watch Edition

 

 

Apple Watch

 

Apple Watch

 

 

Apple Watch Sport

 

Apple Watch Sport

 

 

Apple Watch Edition

 

Apple Watch Edition

 

 

Apple Watch will start at $349. And will be available early next year.

Apple Watch

 

Apple Watch

Stainless Steel Case with Stainless Steel Link Bracelet

 

Apple Watch requires iPhone. It works with iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6, and 6 Plus.

We’ve curated Apple Watch into three collections that consider personal style and taste.

 

We’ve curated Apple Watch into three collections that consider personal style and taste.

 

 

Tim explains how Apple Watch can do all that. And so much more.

 

Tim explains how Apple Watch can do all that. And so much more.

 

 

 Apple Watch is going to change the way we look at fitness.

 

Apple Watch is going to change the way we look at fitness.

It’s going to help a lot of people live a better day and a healthier life.

 

Over time, Apple Watch gets to know you the way a good personal trainer would.

You can track your progress over time in more detail with the Fitness app on iPhone.

 

You can track your progress over time in more detail with the Fitness app on iPhone.

It stores all your activity data, and lets you see your workout history whenever you want.

 

The Workout app shows real-time stats such as calories, time, distance, and pace for your workouts.

 

The Workout app shows real-time stats such as calories, time, distance, and pace for your workouts.

Set goals, chart your progress, and earn awards as you track specific workouts, such as running, walking, and cycling.

 

“Sitting less can go a long way towards improving your health.”

– Jay Blahnik

The Stand ring shows how often you’ve stood up to take a break from sitting.

The Exercise ring measures brisk activity.

The Move ring gives you an overview of how active you are.

Apple Watch measures three aspects of movement.

 

Apple Watch measures three aspects of movement.

The Activity app shows three rings: one for Move, one for Exercise, and one for Stand.

 

Apple Watch uses the GPS and Wi-Fi in your iPhone to help track your distance.

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I can’t type fast enough to show all the stuff they’re showing. But this is by FAR the richest, deepest, most elaborate smartwatch OS ever.

 

A custom sensor measures intensity by tracking your heart rate.

It has an accelerometer to measure body movement.

Apple Watch is an all-day fitness tracker and a highly advanced sports watch in a single device.

“Apple Watch is designed to help anyone who wears it lead a healthier life by being more active.”

– Jay Blahnik

Tim shares a video that walks (and runs and cycles) us through the health and fitness features of Apple Watch.

Some of the world’s most respected health and fitness experts helped develop Apple Watch.

Apple Watch comes with two apps that give a complete picture of your health and fitness.

 

Apple Watch comes with two apps that give a complete picture of your health and fitness.

The Activity app monitors movement throughout the day. The Workout app tracks dedicated workouts.

 

All eyes on the stage.

 

All eyes on the stage.

 

 

Kevin Lynch shows off apps on Apple Watch.

 

Kevin Lynch shows off apps on Apple Watch.

 

 

WatchKit apps can incorporate Glances.

Apps built with WatchKit take advantage of the larger battery and processing power in your iPhone. While displaying the app on Apple Watch.

WatchKit lets developers make apps that appear right on the Home screen of Apple Watch.

WatchKit lets developers make apps that appear right on the home screen of Apple Watch.

Kevin Lynch introduces WatchKit.

 

Kevin Lynch introduces WatchKit.

It gives developers all the tools they need to extend their apps to Apple Watch.

 

Apple Watch is an entirely new opportunity for developers. And it’s simple for them to extend their apps to Apple Watch.

With Apple Watch, you can share something as personal as the beating of your heart.

 

With Apple Watch, you can share something as personal as the beating of your heart.

Press two fingers on the screen to capture and send your heartbeat.

 

Digital Touch on Apple Watch makes communication more intimate.

If your friend has an Apple Watch, you can give them a gentle tap on the wrist, even if they’re thousands of miles away.

Send a flower. Send a fish. Send any sketch with your finger.

 

Send a flower. Send a fish. Send any sketch with your finger.

 

 

From Friends, you can make a call, send a message, or connect with new Digital Touch features.

Press the side button to bring up Friends, a place to see the people you stay in touch with most.

Maps doesn’t just show you the way, it guides you to go right or left with a tap.

You’ll know this town like the back of your hand.

 

You’ll know this town like the back of your hand.

With Maps, Apple Watch can show your current location, turn-by-turn directions, and how long it will take to get to your destination.

 

Any photos you Favorite on your iPhone or Mac will automatically appear on your Apple Watch.

Apple Watch comes with the Photos app. Zoom in on a picture with a turn of the Digital Crown.

Dictate a message, check your calendar, find the nearest coffee shop, and more. Siri is at your service.

Apple Watch has Siri. Press and hold the Digital Crown to activate.

Receive and send messages in amazing ways — from your wrist.

 

Receive and send messages in amazing ways — from your wrist.

Send preset phrases, smart responses based on your conversation, audio messages, your location — even interactive emojis.

 

 

 

You always have complete control of what information reaches your Apple Watch.

“The Taptic Engine creates a feeling that is noticeable to you, but not to anyone else.”

– Kevin Lynch

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YES. Leather, metal and plastic bands.

You know you have incoming communication when you feel it on your wrist.

Most Apple Watch faces are extremely customizable.

 

Most Apple Watch faces are extremely customizable.

You can change colors, choose design elements, and add functionality.

 

To switch between watch face designs, just use Force Touch and swipe. To choose a watch face, tap it.

To switch between watch face designs, just use Force Touch and swipe. To choose a watch face, tap it.

To get to the clock, tap the Clock app icon.

Kevin Lynch puts Apple Watch through its paces.

 

Kevin Lynch puts Apple Watch through its paces.

 

 

To get to your apps, just press the Digital Crown.

 

To get to your apps, just press the Digital Crown.

The Home screen looks familiar, but it’s a new experience designed for the Apple Watch display.

 

Kevin Lynch demonstrates Apple Watch.

It took an amazing team, spanning every discipline at Apple, to create Apple Watch.

“We’re now at a compelling beginning — designing technology to be worn, to be truly personal.”

– Jony Ive

Jony Ive on the design and technology of Apple Watch.

 

Jony Ive on the design and technology of Apple Watch.

 

 

Crafted from the finest materials.

 

Crafted from the finest materials.

Apple Watch is built from custom alloys of stainless steel, aluminum, and 18-karat gold. With bands as thoughtfully designed as the watch itself.

 

Apple Watch is as much about self-expression as it is utility.

 

Apple Watch is as much about self-expression as it is utility.

There are a range of watch faces and millions of ways to personalize them.

 

Infrared and visible-light LEDs, along with photosensors, detect your pulse rate.

 

Infrared and visible-light LEDs, along with photosensors, detect your pulse rate.

Working with other technologies in Apple Watch, these help provide a comprehensive picture of your daily activity.

 

“The display also senses force, quite literally adding a new dimension to the user interface.”

– Jony Ive

Apple Watch has a flexible Retina display.

 

Apple Watch has a flexible Retina display.

It’s laminated to a single crystal of sapphire, the hardest transparent material after diamond.

 

The Digital Crown lets you navigate Apple Watch fluidly and precisely.

 

The Digital Crown lets you navigate Apple Watch fluidly and precisely.

Magnify content, scroll through lists and messages, and make selections. All without obstructing the screen.

 

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“It’s driven Apple from the beginning. This compulsion to take incredibly powerful technology, and make it accessible, relevant, and ultimately, personal.”

– Jony Ive

To talk about the concept and design of Apple Watch, we’ve made a video featuring Jony Ive.

With the Digital Crown, you can scroll, zoom, and navigate Apple Watch without covering the display.

Apple Watch introduces the Digital Crown.

 

Apple Watch introduces the Digital Crown.

It’s a versatile tool that answers the fundamental challenge of how to magnify content on a small display.

 

iPhone introduced Multi-Touch.

 

iPhone introduced Multi-Touch.

It was a new way to interact with photos, music, apps, and all the information you use throughout the day.

 

The iPod introduced the Click Wheel.

 

The iPod introduced the Click Wheel.

This made it easy to scroll through thousands of songs in the palm of your hand.

 

The Macintosh introduced the mouse.

 

The Macintosh introduced the mouse.

This simplified navigation on the personal computer.

 

The audience gets its first look at Apple Watch.

 

The audience gets its first look at Apple Watch.

 

 

It’s a comprehensive health and fitness companion.

It’s an intimate way to connect and communicate.

It’s an extremely precise and customizable timepiece.

“Apple Watch is the most personal device we’ve ever created.”

– Tim Cook

Apple Watch

 

Apple Watch

 

 

Apple Watch

 

Apple Watch

 

 

Apple Watch

 

Apple Watch

 

 

Apple Watch

 

Apple Watch

 

 

Apple Watch

 

Apple Watch

 

 

Introducing Apple Watch.

 

Introducing Apple Watch.

 

 

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If anyone has a chance to make wireless payments a Thing, it’s Apple. It’s persuading stores AND online companies to accept ApplePay.

 

Tim Cook back on stage at the Flint Center.

 

Tim Cook back on stage at the Flint Center.

 

 

Apple Pay will be available in the U.S. in October 2014. And work is underway to take it worldwide in the near future.

 

Apple Pay is coming with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

 

Apple Pay is coming with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

 

 

Already, there are many innovative merchants and service providers on board.

 

Already, there are many innovative merchants and service providers on board.

Joining by the end of the year: Disney, Seamless, Instacart, Sephora, Nordstrom, Chipotle, and MLB.com.

 

With Apple Pay you can check out with one tap.

 

With Apple Pay you can check out with one tap.

There’s no need to fill out lengthy account forms. Card details are kept private and won’t be shared with the online merchant.

 

10:50 am: Apple ropes in Mastercard, American Express and Visa for its Apple Pay.

See how much faster and easier it is to pay with Apple Pay.

 

See how much faster and easier it is to pay with Apple Pay.

Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it.

 

Introducing Apple Pay.

 

Introducing Apple Pay.

Apple Pay combines seamlessly integrated hardware, software, and services in a way only Apple can.

 

Tim Cook talks about Apple Pay.

 

Tim Cook talks about Apple Pay.

 

 

Credit and debit cards have exposed account numbers, outdated magstripes, and vulnerable security codes.

The entire payment process is based on technology invented more than 50 years ago.

When you think about it, paying for stuff is a real pain.

 

When you think about it, paying for stuff is a real pain.

There are a lot of little steps you have to take every time you break out your wallet.

 

Wallet, your days are numbered.

 

Wallet, your days are numbered.

 

 

The vision is to replace the wallet. And the starting point is payments.

Apple is about to enter an entirely new category of service.

Exciting to see @jimmyfallon and @jtimberlake starring in the new iPhone ads.

 

Exciting to see @jimmyfallon and @jtimberlake starring in the new iPhone ads.

Well, their hands anyway.

 

“These iPhones obviously have bigger displays, but more importantly, they’re amazing products in every single way.”

– Tim Cook

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Schiller: video improvements as well w/ slow mo video at 240 frames per second; shows very awesome slow mo video #AppleLive

 

iOS 8 is supported on these devices. And it’s available as a free download September 17.

 

iOS 8 is supported on these devices. And it’s available as a free download September 17.

 

 

Pre-order your iPhone 6 starting September 12.

 

Pre-order your iPhone 6 starting September 12.

 

 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available September 19 in these countries. And more soon after.

 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available September 19 in these countries. And more soon after.

Add it to your calendar.

 

It’s the most incredible iPhone lineup yet.

 

It’s the most incredible iPhone lineup yet.

 

 

iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 with a two-year contract.

 

iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 with a two-year contract.

It comes in gold, silver, and space gray.

 

iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract.

 

iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract.

It comes in gold, silver, and space gray.

iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract.

 

iPhone 6 starts at $199 with a two-year contract.

It comes in gold, silver, and space gray.

 

So far, so amazing.

 

So far, so amazing.

 

 

New leather cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

 

New leather cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Rich colors, sumptuous fit and finish. Available in five colors, including (PRODUCT)RED.

 

New Apple-designed silicone cases.

 

New Apple-designed silicone cases.

They fit iPhone 6 perfectly. Available in six colors, including (PRODUCT)RED.

 

Apple is committed to building products that meet the highest environmental standards.

 

Apple is committed to building products that meet the highest environmental standards.

 

 

There's so much more to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus than a bigger display.

 

There’s so much more to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus than a bigger display.

All-new design. Retina HD display. A8 processor. New barometer. Advanced wireless. Improved iSight camera. Amazing HD video. And iOS 8.

 

Touch ID lets you securely and easily access content in other apps.

 

Touch ID lets you securely and easily access content in other apps.

 

 

Notification extensions from your favorite apps.

 

Notification extensions from your favorite apps.

 

 

The new Health app gives you a detailed look at your health and fitness data.

 

The new Health app gives you a detailed look at your health and fitness data.

 

 

The predictive keyboard learns your conversation style and helps you answer accordingly.

 

The predictive keyboard learns your conversation style and helps you answer accordingly.

 

 

Add voice, video, and location to any message.

 

Add voice, video, and location to any message.

 

 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with iOS 8.

 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus come with iOS 8.

It’s the biggest iOS release ever with great new features for users and developers.

 

Single-shot HDR photos.

 

Single-shot HDR photos.

It uses the new sensor to automatically take a single HDR photo when the moment is perfect.

 

With burst selfies, there’s more of you to choose from.

 

With burst selfies, there’s more of you to choose from.

iPhone 6 can take up to 10 photos per second. Then you select the very best one.

 

The FaceTime HD camera has an all-new sensor and larger ƒ/2.2 aperture that lets in over 80% more light.

iPhone 6 has improved face detection for selfies and group selfies. Get your (duck) face ready.

Continuous autofocus shot on iPhone 6.

 

Continuous autofocus shot on iPhone 6.

Thanks to Focus Pixels, focus changes are automatic and almost undetectable.

 

Time-lapse video shot with iPhone 6.

 

Time-lapse video shot with iPhone 6.

All it takes is one quick tap to capture one really long period of time.

 

Cinematic video stabilization on iPhone 6.

 

Cinematic video stabilization on iPhone 6.

It’s like a having a steady-cam in your phone.

 

iPhone replaced the point-and-shoot camera. Next up, the video camera.

 

iPhone replaced the point-and-shoot camera. Next up, the video camera.

 

 

iPhone 6 has incredible advances in video. Starting with a new Apple-designed video encoder.

Capture slo-mo video at 120 fps or 240 fps. And. That. Is. Really. Slow.

We’ve made incredible advances in video. Starting with a new Apple-designed video encoder.

The new ISP helps with both shaky hands and low light.

The A8 chip includes a powerful Apple-designed image signal processor.

Shot with iPhone 6.

 

Shot with iPhone 6.

 

 

New software improvements help you take better pictures.

 

New software improvements help you take better pictures.

Faster autofocus, next-generation local tone mapping, and advanced noise reduction. It’s a mouthful that gives you a real eyeful.

 

Focus Pixels in the all-new sensor help iPhone 6 focus faster and better.

 

Focus Pixels in the all-new sensor help iPhone 6 focus faster and better.

They determine focus direction and how far to move the lens.

 

iPhone 6 has an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. And an all-new sensor.

 

iPhone 6 has an 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. And an all-new sensor.

That’s a nerdy way of saying, we’ve made the iSight camera a lot better.

 

The iSight camera was already incredibly capable. And we’re about to make it even better.



 

The iSight camera was already incredibly capable. And we’re about to make it even better.

On his recent trip to Scotland, National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson shot exclusively with iPhone 5s.

 

Wi-Fi calling is a new feature for making high-quality calls when cell conditions are poor.

VoLTE for iPhone 6 is supported by some of the world’s top carriers. And will continue grow.

iPhone 6 supports over 200 LTE carriers around the world. Including all three in China.

iPhone 6 has faster LTE than iPhone 5s. It also has more LTE bands than any other smartphone for better roaming.

It’s always good to know your audience.

 

It’s always good to know your audience.

 

 

The Health app in iOS 8.

 

The Health app in iOS 8.

Measures physical activities, like the flights of stairs you climb. Third-party apps will be able to tap into these features.

 

The barometer is great for fitness apps. iPhone can now tell if you’re going up molehills, mountains, and everything in between.

iPhone 6 has a barometer that senses air pressure to measure relative elevation.

The M8 coprocessor continuously measures motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass.

“We are so thrilled about the performance of iPhone 6 and Metal.”

– Stephan Sherman

Stephan Sherman of Super Evil Megacorp gives a super awesome mega demo of Vainglory on iPhone 6.

 

Stephan Sherman of Super Evil Megacorp gives a super awesome mega demo of Vainglory on iPhone 6.

Some headlines just write themselves.

 

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The iPhone 6 Plus will play games in higher resolution than next generation consoles. Think about that for a minute.

 

Welcome to the stage, Super Evil Megacorp.

 

Welcome to the stage, Super Evil Megacorp.

Seriously. That’s the name of the company.

 

The Metal titles are coming!  The Metal titles are coming!

 

The Metal titles are coming!  The Metal titles are coming!

Top game developers have committed to delivering iPhone 6 games before year’s end. With more to come next year.

 

With iOS 8 and Metal, developers can put even more performance into their games.

The A8 is able to sustain performance-intensive tasks, like playing a game at higher frame rates.

iPhone 6 is up to 50% more energy efficient, so you can have higher sustained performance.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The best iPhones we’ve ever made.

iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm compared to 7.6 mm in iPhone 5, while the iphone 6 Plus is 7.1 mm thick. iPhone 6 has one million pixels while iPhone 6 Plus has two million pixels, increasing the sharpness in visibility and screen vision, said Phil Schiller speaking about the latest features of iPhone 6.

Graphics are an incredible 84 times faster than the original iPhone.

 

Graphics are an incredible 84 times faster than the original iPhone.

Well played, iPhone engineers.

 

Processor performance is 50 times faster than the original iPhone.

 

Processor performance is 50 times faster than the original iPhone.

Talk about one-upping yourself.

 

The A8 chip has up to 25% faster processing power and up to 50% faster graphics.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are powered by the Apple-designed A8 chip.

There’s a lot more to the new iPhone than a larger display.

 

There’s a lot more to the new iPhone than a larger display.

Its beauty is more than screen deep.

 

Xcode is at the heart of app creation with advanced auto layout tools to help developers work with iPhone 6.

Now there are more than 1.3 million apps available for iPhone.

The crowd watches Phil announce the new iPhone 6.

 

The crowd watches Phil announce the new iPhone 6.

 

 

There’s a special landscape mode for the Home screen.

 

There’s a special landscape mode for the Home screen.

 

 

iPhone 6 Plus lets you see even more content in a new landscape view.



 

iPhone 6 Plus lets you see even more content in a new landscape view.

Built-in apps like Messages look great. And you’ll get extra functionality from the bigger keyboard.

 

The new landscape view for iPhone 6 Plus.

 

The new landscape view for iPhone 6 Plus.

 

 

The new landscape view for iPhone 6 Plus.

 

The new landscape view for iPhone 6 Plus.

 

 

iPhone 6 has over one million pixels. And iPhone 6 Plus has over two million pixels.

Phil Schiller tells the world about iPhone 6.

 

Phil Schiller tells the world about iPhone 6.

 

 

iPhone 6 Plus has a resolution of 1920 by 1080 with 401 pixels per inch. That’s full 1080p HD resolution.

iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1334 by 750 with 326 pixels per inch. For a more than 720p Retina HD display.

These are the most beautiful displays on iPhone. And the best displays in the industry.

The cover glass is an ion-strengthened thing of beauty.

 

The cover glass is an ion-strengthened thing of beauty.

The rounded, seamless surface is created using a precision polishing process.

 

Dual-domain pixels on the photo-aligned IPS display give you a wider angle of view.

These displays have the full sRGB wide color gamut.

Both iPhone 6 models feature a new Retina HD display.

 

Both iPhone 6 models feature a new Retina HD display.

My, what beautiful screens you have.

 

iPhone 6 is dramatically thinner.

 

iPhone 6 is dramatically thinner.

It slimmed down for the event.

 

iPhone 6 has a continuous, seamless design.

 

iPhone 6 has a continuous, seamless design.

There are no distinct edges. The cover glass curves around the sides to meet the anodized aluminum enclosure.

 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The best iPhones we’ve ever made.

 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The best iPhones we’ve ever made.

 

 

10:09: A video background is showing two very slim devices called the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

 

10:07: “Today, we are pleased to announce the biggest advancement in iPhone. ”

10:06: Yes, Tim Cook is on stage. He said: “we’ve had some of the most important introductions in Apple’s history on this stage”.

10:05 AM: A video is playing in the auditorium, as Tim Cook is expected any time. 

Apple is all set geared up today, September 9, 2014, to launch its much-anticipated iPhone 6 and i-Watch in a live-streamed event from the Flint Centre for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California at local time 10:00 am PDT (22:30 PM IST). Ironic, but the Supermoon also appears in the sky tonight, has already hit the event as its live stream from Cupertino seems to have crashed. With just two minutes to go, everybody is anxious.

Apple said in its invite: “Live video from our special event will be here. And so will a whole lot more. Join us at Apple.com on September 9 at 10 a.m. PDT to follow every moment.”

To see the event live streaming on the company’s official site, click HERE. Apple’s live streaming of the launch event from the Apple website requires users to have Safari 5.1.10 or OS X v10.6.8 or later versions; and to view from smart devces like iPhone and iPad slates, they should have Safari on iOS 6.0 or later versions. To watch the live streaming via Apple TV requires software 5.0.2 or later version.

The press gathers outside the Flint Center in Cupertino, CA. (Apple photo)

The press gathers outside the Flint Center in Cupertino, CA. (Apple photo)

We keep updating the event live here. Keep tuned in for the event as it happens:

Here are some of the messages from Apple fans:

Eddy Cuecue

Just got to Moscone, where is everyone!

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