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Groundbreaking products made by Jobs' Apple

06 october 2011, 18:20
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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday at age 56, left an indelible mark on the world with his uncanny ability to marry hard-core technology with an understanding of human nature. In a rare personal moment at one of his last press events, he displayed a huge picture of street signs showing the intersection of "technology" and "liberal arts," saying that it was there that Apple was trouncing rivals.

The following is a list of the best-known products made by high-tech giant Apple.

o Macintosh computers: The first Macintosh computer was launched in 1984 and the line has grown to include iMac all-in-one desktop machines as well as stylishly sophisticated MacBook laptops.

Macintosh computer. ©Reuters
Macintosh computer. ©Reuters
 

o The iPod: Introduced in 2001, the hip personal music player revolutionized portable digital entertainment, culminating with its touchscreen iPod Touch MP3 player.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up a new version of the iPod Nano. ©AFP
Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up a new version of the iPod Nano. ©AFP
 

o The iTunes Store: Launched as the iTunes Store in 2003, Apple's online shop sells music, movies, and television shows for computers and its mobile devices.

Apple's iTunes music store website. ©Reuters
Apple's itunes music store website. ©Reuters
 

o The iPhone: Apple introduced its first iPhone in 2007, combining iPod features and Internet connectivity in a touchscreen smartphone that swiftly became the mobile device of choice.

Introduction of the new iPhone 4s. ©AFP
Introduction of the new iPhone 4S. ©AFP

o The App Store: Apple began letting outside developers customize applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch in 2008, opening an online App Store now stocked with more than 150,000 fun, functional and hip mini-programs.

Icons for Apple applications at the company's retail store. ©Reuters
Icons for Apple applications at the company's retail store. ©Reuters
 

o The iPad: Apple heralded the arrival of a "post personal computer era" in April 2010 with the launch of the iPad tablet computer, which is about the size of a letter-sized sheet of paper.

An iPad 2 is displayed on October 5, 2011 in Los Angeles. ©AFP

An ipad 2 is displayed on October 5, 2011 in Los Angeles. ©AFP

Source: AFP


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