A bevy of rare Apple computer hardware and Steve Jobs memorabilia is scheduled to hit the block at Boston auction house RR Auction next month, with highlights including a fully functional Apple-1, a PowerBook 190cs signed by late cofounder Steve Jobs and more.
Most college students today have only known Apple as the fashionable, popular, commercially competent, and trend setting global technology giant it is today. However, 23 years ago Apple Computer, Inc. was struggling to survive while trying to sell Macs in a PC world centered around Microsoft Windows. Things began to change after Apple acquired NeXT in a surprise deal that was announced in the last week of 1996 and was completed on February 7, 1997.
Bethany Bongiorno and Imran Chaudhri worked on the first iPad back in 2010. Now having left Apple, they've revealed how Steve Jobs drove the teams and what they were surprised by in that original iPad.
The original iPad was launched on January 27, 2010 but it actually shipped to people on April 3 that year. That was when customers got to use it and saw how wrong the pundits and fans were — plus how right Steve Jobs turned out to be. Again.
At launch, the Macintosh was far from a hit, far from being affordable and even far from being completely workable. Yet, the that original model did succeed in forever changing computing not just for fans, but for the entire world.
The iPod mini had a relatively short lifespan in the scope of Apple's storied history, yet 16 years later it remains an iconic device that holds a special place for many. Just for fun, we revisit and re-review the iPod mini here in 2020 to see how the popular device has held up.
A Macintosh System Tools floppy disk signed by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is up for auction, with the piece of tech memorabilia estimated to sell for at least $7,500 when the gavel drops in December.
In 2010, Steve Jobs detailed why Apple would not be investing any efforts to make Adobe Flash run on iPad. Rather than agreeing, Apple's competitors seized on Flash as something they could hold up as an exclusive feature that Apple's iOS products lacked. That strategy backfired badly.
Before he passed away, Steve Jobs uncharacteristically shared some strategic insights in public on what would make tablets successful. Rather than the rest of the industry benefiting from his observations, critics and competitors insisted he was wrong and set out to prove it.
Alongside the return of Steve Jobs and advent of the iMac and iPod, Apple's first online store officially opened for business on November 10, 1997 and went on to play a crucial role in the company's survival and resurgence.
A new profile of Apple retail chief Deirdre O'Brien reveals Apple is an optimistic company even in tough times, such as during the dot-com bubble burst, while O'Brien herself feels coming out early in her Apple career was one of her toughest and proudest moments.
Apple has updated its official privacy site with explanatory overviews of hot-button topics such as being tracked by your phone, and having messages intercepted. Plus it's added four white papers with technical details of its privacy elements.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has marked the 8th anniversary of the passing of company co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs with a post to Twitter, publishing a photograph of the luminary outside the Fifth Avenue Apple Store.