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  • [ Typing Sounds ]

  • [ Music ]

  • [ Cheers and Applause ]

  • >> Good morning.

  • Good morning.

  • Good morning.

  • Thank you so much for joining us.

  • Welcome to our Town Hall on the Infinite Loop Campus.

  • Normally, we don't spend a lot of time looking back

  • but yes we are about to celebrate Apple's 40th birthday

  • on April 1st.

  • [ Applause ]

  • That video lists some of the amazing products

  • and epic moments in our history

  • and reminds us just how many times Apple has changed

  • the world.

  • Recently, we passed a major milestone

  • that no one could've ever imagined.

  • There are now more than 1 billion Apple devices

  • in use around the world.

  • [ Applause ]

  • This is an incredible milestone for us and an indicator

  • of how much impact Apple has on people around the world.

  • Our products are such an important part

  • of people's daily lives.

  • And with that, comes a significant responsibility.

  • So before we get started today, I'd like to address something

  • that I know is on the minds of many people this morning.

  • We built the iPhone for you, our customers,

  • and we know that it is a deeply personal device.

  • For many of us, the iPhone is an extension of ourselves.

  • About a month ago, we asked Americans across the country

  • to join in a conversation.

  • We need to decide as a nation how much power the government

  • should have over our data and over our privacy.

  • I've been humbled and deeply grateful for the outpouring

  • of support that we've received from Americans

  • across the country from all walks of life.

  • We did not expect to be in this position at odds

  • with our own government, but we believe strongly

  • that we have a responsibility to help you protect your data

  • and protect your privacy.

  • We owe it to our customers and we owe it to our country.

  • This is an issue that impacts all of us,

  • and we will not shrink from this responsibility.

  • [ Applause ]

  • Thank you.

  • Thank you.

  • Thank you.

  • Thank you.

  • OK. So let's get back to why you're here this morning.

  • Because so many people use our products every day,

  • we understand that we have an opportunity and a responsibility

  • to impact things for the better.

  • So we want to get started this morning by talking

  • about two initiatives where we are working hard

  • to leave the world better than we found it.

  • We'd like to start with the environment and I'd

  • like to invite Lisa Jackson up to tell you what we're doing

  • to preserve and protect the environment.

  • Lisa.

  • [ Applause ]

  • >> Thank you.

  • Thanks so much.

  • Well, you know, just like everything we do at Apple,

  • when we think about the environment,

  • we think about innovation.

  • You see, we want to change the world for the better

  • and we think there's no greater challenge in the world

  • than our changing climate.

  • Now, the solution is energy efficiency and renewable energy,

  • and the time for action is right now.

  • So two years ago, we told you about our ambitious goal,

  • one that we hope others will adopt.

  • We told you that our goal was to be 100% renewable in 100%

  • of our operations worldwide.

  • That's all of our offices, all of our retail stores

  • and every single one of our data centers.

  • So two years later, how are we doing?

  • Well, currently, 93%

  • of our facilities worldwide run on renewable energy.

  • [ Applause ]

  • And just last year, we reached our goal

  • of using 100% renewable power to power our operations

  • in the United States, as well as our offices and stores in China.

  • In fact, we're now a 100% renewable

  • in 23 countries around the world.

  • Now, in some places we're able

  • to purchase renewable energy right from the grid,

  • from existing sources, but that's not always possible,

  • which has led us to some pretty innovative solutions.

  • In Sichuan Province, China, we found a way

  • to build a 40-megawatt solar farm

  • without disturbing the local population.

  • Yeah.

  • [ Applause ]

  • The innovation is in building a system that allows

  • for electricity generation and hay production

  • for the local yak ranchers.

  • That solar project is producing more than enough electricity

  • to power our 34 retail stores

  • and our 19 offices in the country.

  • That makes our facilities there carbon-neutral.

  • In Singapore where there's not enough room to put solar panels

  • on the ground, we looked up.

  • Solar arrays on more than 800 rooftops will cover the

  • electricity use of our offices and our future stores.

  • We're really proud to be a 100% renewable in Singapore.

  • We're also really proud of the fact that 100%

  • of our data centers are powered by clean sources of energy

  • like the sun, wind and water.

  • Now, think for a second about what that means.

  • It means every time you send an iMessage

  • or make a FaceTime video call or ask Siri a question,

  • you can feel really good

  • about reducing your impact on the environment.

  • Now, let's talk about another way

  • that we're reducing our impact on the environment and that's

  • by protecting forests

  • that produce the paper we use especially for our packaging.

  • You see, we believe that paper

  • like energy can be a renewable resource.

  • So we're proud to announce that today 99% of our packaging comes

  • from paper that is recycled or is coming

  • from sustainably managed forests.

  • [ Applause ]

  • This is especially important as we continue our move

  • to all paper packaging but we're not stopping there.

  • Through our partnership with The Conversation Fund,

  • we've permanently preserved over 36,000 acres of working forests

  • in Maine, in North Carolina and we're partnering

  • with World Wildlife Fund to improve the management of up

  • to 1 million acres in China.

  • You see, our goal is to add to the world's supply

  • of responsibly sourced paper rather than take from it.

  • Now, while we're focused on conservation, let me tell you

  • about another way we're working

  • to preserve our planet's resources,

  • and that's through reuse and recycling.

  • You see, we worked really hard

  • to make sure our products don't end up in places like this,

  • and we think the best way to do that is to have them be reused.

  • That's why we design our products to last,

  • and we're happy to say that thanks to their durability,

  • the vast majority of iPhones that we get back end

  • up being reused, including the phones we get back

  • from our iPhone upgrade and trade up programs.

  • But at some point, even our products need to be recycled.

  • Many recycling systems today waste much

  • of the materials they collect, so it can't be reused.

  • We think it's time for a new approach.

  • We put an incredible amount of energy

  • into designing the best products in the world and we put

  • that same kind of energy into thinking about what happens

  • when they can no longer be used.

  • Let me introduce you to a pretty cool R&D project,

  • we call him Liam.

  • >> The iPhone is the result of years of innovation

  • but true innovation means considering what happens

  • to a product at every stage of its life cycle.

  • Meet Liam.

  • When it's time, Liam deconstructs your iPhone.

  • Parts are detected and removed and separated,

  • so the materials inside those parts can be repurposed.

  • To rescue cobalt and lithium from the battery,

  • separate the gold and copper in the camera, extract silver

  • and platinum from the main logic board, so the materials

  • in your iPhone can live on.

  • Because in a world with limited resources,

  • some things can't be replaced.

  • [ Music ]

  • [ Applause ]

  • >> He is pretty cool, right?

  • There's no other machine in the world

  • that can do what Liam can do, and it was conceived

  • and designed by Apple engineers right here in California.

  • The things we've learned

  • from this project will help us make even bigger strides

  • in the area of reuse and recycling as we go forward.

  • As you saw on the video,

  • Liam separates the iPhone into its components.

  • This allows us to recover the materials,

  • high quality materials, and reintroduce them

  • into the global supply, and that saves natural resources.

  • So that tungsten from the iPhone alert module can be used

  • to make a precision cutting tool, and the silver

  • from the motherboard can be used to, in a solar panel.

  • Now, ultimately, our goal is to create breakthroughs

  • that allow us to use those high quality materials

  • in our own products because reuse and recycling is

  • so important, and that's where you can come in.

  • With Apple Renew, you can recycle your devices easily

  • and quickly in a way that's safe for your data

  • and safe for the planet.

  • All you have to do is take them into an Apple retail store

  • or send them to us for free by visiting apple.com/recycling

  • to print a prepaid mailing label.

  • We're making great progress in our environmental efforts

  • but we have a lot more to do and we promise

  • to keep you updated along the way.

  • Now back to Tim.

  • Thanks.

  • [ Cheering and Applause ]

  • >> Thank you, Lisa.

  • [ Applause ]

  • Powering Apple on a 100% renewable energy,

  • it is an incredible, ambitious and bold objective

  • but we are determined to meet it and we hope others will join us.

  • The second initiative we'd like to talk

  • about this morning is health.

  • With the launch of ResearchKit last year,

  • we've seen that Apple technology can have a positive impact

  • on people's health.

  • And to tell us about some progress in this area,

  • I'd like to invite Jeff Williams.

  • Jeff.

  • [ Applause ]

  • >> Last year, we introduced ResearchKit and our goal was

  • to use technology to solve some

  • of the biggest problems facing medical research.

  • We wanted to make it easier for people

  • to participate and research studies.

  • And we wanted to make it easier to gather accurate

  • and frequent data from the devices we're all already

  • carrying in our hands.

  • So what happened?

  • Virtually overnight, the research studies

  • that we launched became some of the largest in history with tens

  • of thousands of people signing up.

  • Like in this Parkinson's study

  • which became the largest Parkinson's study in history

  • in less than 24 hours.

  • [ Applause ]

  • Studies broke geographical boundaries.

  • Traditionally, studies are centered

  • around the research institution but with ResearchKit, anyone,

  • anywhere can participate.

  • Mount Sinai's Asthma app actually discovered asthma

  • triggers from all 50 states.

  • But more important than any of that,

  • researchers are gaining insights

  • that just weren't possible before.

  • Take diabetes.

  • You and I know diabetes as type 1 and type 2

  • but Mass General's study of type 2 diabetes found

  • that some people respond completely differently

  • to therapies than others, supporting the theory

  • that there are actually subtypes of type 2 diabetes,

  • helping pave the way

  • for precision medicine for the future.

  • Some of the world's most respected institutions have

  • released ResearchKit studies covering a wide range

  • of diseases and conditions that affect billions

  • of people around the world.

  • ResearchKit is opening up all kind of possibilities and I'd

  • like to you show a video to tell you more about it.

  • >> ResearchKit was created with the goal