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Topic: Steve Jobs

Apple's revolutionary iMac is 20 years old, and still going strong

08/15/2018, 06:08 am

The iMac is the machine that famously saved Apple back in 1998 -- but it didn't stop there. Rarely standing still, it has kept at the forefront of Apple design, yet today's iMac has the same design goals it always has. AppleInsider looks back at the beginning of the line, all the way to today.

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The myth of Apple's impossibly difficult (yet super easy) hardware business

08/09/2018, 01:08 pm

Every time Apple has entered a new market segment, the wailing sirens of punditry have scrambled to scream out their logic of how impossible it will be for the company to ever get established, to meaningfully change the rules, and to succeed commercially. And at the same time, those same critics frequently throw out the idea that Apple doesn't even have to try to succeed in hardware, because its audience of raving fans will blindly buy any overpriced, underperforming thing the company releases. In both cases, they're wrong, here's why.

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August 6, 1997 -- The day Apple and Microsoft made peace

08/06/2018, 10:08 am

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs came together 21 years ago, when Microsoft agreed to invest $150 million in Apple stock. The deal shocked Apple purists, but it helped put Apple on a firm footing for a few reasons -- and made its historic run possible in the second Steve Jobs era.

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Lisa Brennan-Jobs shares memories of her father in memoir

08/01/2018, 06:08 pm

In "Small Fry," set for publication in September, the eldest daughter of Steve Jobs tells stories about the late Apple cofounder, and her life.

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'Think Different' ad man Ken Segall suggests Jobs' innovative spirit still alive at Apple

07/19/2018, 11:07 am

Ken Segall, the former creative director of the ad agency behind Apple's iconic 'Think Different' commercial, believes the influence of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs continues to help the company innovate, according to comments made in South Korea.

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Gil Amelio resigned at Apple CEO 21 years ago, paving the way for Steve Jobs' ascension as CEO

07/10/2018, 03:07 pm

In July of 1997, five months after Apple bought NeXT and bought him back into the fold, Steve Jobs became Apple's de facto interim CEO, kicking off the most successful comeback by an executive in the history of American business.

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Steve Jobs, Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes, and when the 'reality distortion field' fails

07/06/2018, 10:07 am

The disgraced Theranos founder modeled herself after Steve Jobs, in everything from speaking style to wardrobe. But, as an acclaimed new book about the debacle shows, Jobs-like vision couldn't mask a product that didn't work.

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The story of the original iPhone, that nobody thought was possible

06/29/2018, 09:06 am

When the iPhone shipped to customers on June 29, 2007, The first generation of the device that would change the world was missing a lot of what is has today, but it set up the road map for Apple that continues to this day.

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Tim Cook talks about Steve Jobs thinking differently, Apple product philosophy

06/13/2018, 10:06 am

Apple CEO Tim Cook praised co-founder Steve Jobs in a recent interview for Bloomberg, including his vision for how the iPhone producer should be operated and Cook's interactions with him, as well as covering the company's views on subjects like privacy and civil liberties.

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Ten years ago, Apple's iPhone 3G brought speed and apps to the smartphone

06/08/2018, 04:06 pm

Apple and Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone with third-party apps ten years ago on June 8, 2008 setting the table for the explosive growth of Apple in the following decade.

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China's Smartisan says Apple has 'lost its soul' in pitch for new smartphone

05/23/2018, 04:05 pm

Known for treating product launches as variety shows, even selling tickets to such events, Chinese device maker Smartisan cast doubt on Apple's prospects in recently announcing its new R1 smartphone in front of a crowd of about 37,000 people.

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Steve Jobs speech from 1992 surfaces, talking about NeXT & Apple departure

05/16/2018, 10:05 am

In a 1992 talk on the MIT campus, Apple founder Steve Jobs assailed consultants, talked about his departure from Apple and how his ouster was a loss not just for him, but for consumers as well.

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Steve Jobs changed the face of Apple and retail forever on May 15, 2001

05/15/2018, 02:05 pm

On this day in 2001, Steve Jobs unveiled the Apple Store, changing not only how customers would buy Apple hardware and get service for purchases, but also alter brick-and-mortar retail forever.

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Steve Jobs and 'Doom' coder John Carmack's relationship a 'rollercoaster' spanning more than a decade

05/15/2018, 08:05 am

The noted game designer, in much-shared Facebook post, remembers the "rollercoaster" of knowing Steve Jobs.

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Apple Watch one of the first post-Steve Jobs products at Apple, says Jony Ive

05/09/2018, 02:05 pm

In an interview with a design magazine, Apple's design chief reveals that he never talked about the Apple Watch with Steve Jobs, and elaborates on the early design process.

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20 Years of iMac: Steve Jobs iconic internet machine that courageously reinvented Apple

05/06/2018, 03:05 pm

Twenty years ago today Steve Jobs introduced iMac, an ambitious new Mac aimed specifically at easy Internet access. It not only redefined the design and styling of tech products but charted a strategic course that would take Apple from being a minority PC maker to the world's most valuable tech company. Most importantly, iMac had an impact because it courageously made bold decisions that conventional thinking assumed to be wrong.

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20 years ago, the iMac changed the world

05/06/2018, 09:05 am

Sunday is the birthday for the first major consumer product of the second Steve Jobs era, one which changed the trajectory of Apple forever.

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Defending Tim Cook: Why Apple remains in good hands

04/25/2018, 02:04 pm

Despite recent stock woes and the rough HomePod launch, Tim Cook has represented Apple well in his time at the helm, and blaming him for not being Steve Jobs is pointless, and ignores the new realities surrounding Apple that have developed in the last five years.

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Apple's success has generated hundreds of billions of dollars, but not many billionaires

04/11/2018, 11:04 am

There's just one billionaire in Apple's current leadership, who didn't make his money from Apple. But the company has produced billion-dollar fortunes for suppliers.

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Steve Jobs job application sells for over $174,000 at auction

03/16/2018, 02:03 pm

Three items signed by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs have been sold at auction, the most lucrative being a teenage job application which went for roughly $174,757, including the buyer's premium.

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