At the Town Hall conference center inside Apple’s campus in Cupertino, CEO Tim Cook has taken to stage to kick off Apple’s Spring 2016 media event titled ‘Let us loop you in’.

As is usually the case, Tim Cook started the keynote by first giving some updates on the company and some of its products’ performance over the last several months.

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Here are some of the biggest highlights from Tim Cook’s opening speech:

  • Video shown on stage to celebrate Apple’s 40th birthday (on April 1st) listing various Apple product names.
  • More than 1 billion Apple devices in active use worldwide now.
  • Tim briefly addressed encryption and privacy issue in light of Apple’s ongoing battle with FBI. “We need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data and over our privacy.” Tim cleared once again that Apple won’t bow-down to government’s demand of building backdoor to iPhone.
  • Environment and what Apple is doing for renewable energy, reuse and recycling of Apple products.
  • Video shown on Liam, a robot that takes iPhones apart for recycling purposes. Pretty cool!
  • Updates on Health and ResearchKit.
  • Announced CareKit: A framework to build apps to help people take care of themselves. The first app using CareKit is for Parkinson’s disease.
  • CareKit, like ResearchKit, will be open source. Will be available in April.

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