April 1st, 2015 – Palo Alto, California – Apple CEO Tim Cook shocked the world this morning with his announcement of the first edition of the new state-of-the-art iBass. With a strong desire to bridge Apple's passion for innovation into the bass world, Cook's latest Apple product has been in development for four years and will be finally be available to the public sometime in 2015.
"We've changed the way that people are able to create music, listen to music, write music and share music, so it was only natural for us to take on the most important element in music–the bass guitar," explains Cook. "Leo Fender practically nailed the design of the perfect electric bass when he first created it, but we've gone to great lengths to take his vision to the next level."
The iBass, available in 4-string and 5-string models, features digital HD pick ups, bluetooth connectivity, seven 1080p-HD cameras in the inlays of then neck, WiFi, the A8 processing chip and the lightest body of a bass ever, weighing in at only 3-pounds.
Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, the Pastorius family and a slew of other bass players were in the packed Palo Alto auditorium for the historic unveiling, where there was nary a dry eye in the house when Cook brought out the prototype model and unleashed a 25-minute bass solo that featured slapping, tapping, harmonics and the fastest HD video download we've ever seen.
"We really knocked it out of the park with this one," smiles Cook. "Anybody can make a great guitar or drum kit, but it takes a true visionary to handcraft a bass that will change the world. The iBass is that bass."
The iBass is priced affordably at $100,000 for the 4-string model and $150,000 for the 5-string model.
No word yet on when the bass will actually be released.