Bye bye beige. 15 years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced one of Apple’s most iconic and beloved product, the iMac. The cute computer took the industry by storm and can be credited of changing an industry known for it’s boring and ugly designs. It’s also the first product of the “new” Apple era envisioned by Steve Jobs.
Say goodbye to colorful iBooks. On this day 12 years ago, Steve Jobs introduced a totally redesigned white iBook. With sales of the clamshell iBooks down 52 percent, Apple thought it was time for a change.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the historic keynote where Steve Jobs introduced the iTunes Store, then called iTunes Music Store. It changed forever the way people get their music.
In 2003, the shift to digital music was already started, but no existing solutions were compelling enough for users to drop their CDs and pay for mp3s. It was a complex world of digital right management and limited online music portfolios. It sucked – but not for long. Read More
During the introduction event of the Apple IIc, Steve Jobs stole the show with his ‘state of the union’ on the Macintosh launch. The Macintosh had been introduces three months earlier and all signs pointed out to a resounding success. Apple’s objective was to sell 50,000 Macintosh in their first 100 days, they would sell 70,000. The audience was ecstatic.
Steve Jobs presents to Cupertino’s City Council his idea of building a giant Apple Campus in Cupertino. Steve didn’t give anymore information on Apple’s plans at the time. It would take a little bit more than 5 years for Steve to return in front of the City Council and unveil the plans of the ambitious new campus.
Today marks the 36th anniversary of the Apple II unveiling. There’s no known video footage of the event. Never mind, I managed to put together a random collection of videos, links and photos to commemorate the arrival on one of the most influential product in Apple’s history – heck, the computer industry! Read More
With the iPhone in the hands of millions of people, Steve Jobs previewed iOS 4 and Apple’s new advertising platform for iDevices: iAd.
iOS 4 was not a major update but it tackled many little things that were missing (multitasking, unified inbox, folders, etc). The announcement of iAd was not too surprising since Apple had acquire a few months before Quattro Wireless - a mobile advertising platform.
The interesting part was how iAd worked for the user. Steve Jobs did a great job to wow the audience and the journos.