[Flashback] August 10-16 in Apple history
ABTco.us presents a new series of the Flashback project, in which we dive into the past and talk about what we remember this week in history Apple. Enjoy your viewing!
August 10, 2012
August 10, 2012, about a month before the announcement iPhone 5, insiders have spread the information that Apple plans to switch to a new, even more compact SIM card standard. Two years earlier, the iPhone 4 received microSIM support, and users feared that carriers, especially those outside the US, might have trouble switching to the new standard quickly. Nevertheless, no difficulties arose, however, after everyone had already managed to get used to microSIM, it was reported that the sixth generation iPhone will be equipped with a slot for an even more compact SIM card.
Authoritative leak supplier, French The Nowhereelse website has published pictures of the SIM card slot of the new iPhone, which has become even smaller than the previous generation. In autumn, the rumors were confirmed, and at the next presentation, Apple introduced the iPhone 5, which traditionally became thinner than its predecessor. Apparently, the reduction of the SIM card slot played an important role in this. By the way, I'll tell you a secret, there are rumors that the next iPhone may get an even more compact slot than microSIM.
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August 10, 2004
In January 2001 at MacWorld, Apple introduced iTunes to the world. Initially, most users reacted to this announcement differently than the Cupertino company expected. They saw iTunes as a convenient and useful addition to the standard Mac application library. But what is most offensive, they believed that this move was a kind of recognition by Apple that it was late with the support of digital music.
A little later, in the same 2001, the "apple" company introduced its player - iPod, which worked in close conjunction with the iTunes program. Of course, users have the feeling that all this is no coincidence and something more is waiting for them. And so it happened. In April 2003, Apple turned iTunes into a true online music sales service.
Almost immediately, the iTunes Music Store became the opening of that season, thus providing an answer to all users who were skeptical about this idea. A little more than a year later, on August 10, 2004, Apple announced that more than one million songs were presented in the iTunes Music Store.
August 10, 2011
August 10, 2011 marked a major legal victory for Apple. Media reported that the court decision would ban the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet throughout the European Union due to alleged patent infringement. for the sale of a new 10-inch Samsung tablet. The judge who issued the ruling upheld Apple's allegations that the South Korean manufacturer infringed on the iPad 2's patented design in developing the device.
Also, on the same day, Apple sued Motorola for allegedly infringing on some of its patents. As an example and one piece of evidence, Apple cited the fact that many design elements of the Motorola XOOM were taken from the iPad. By the way, the lawsuit between Apple and Motorola began in October 2010. The lawsuits mention 40 patents, the rights to which were infringed by both parties. Ultimately, the parties to the conflict decided to abandon mutual accusations, and in October last year, Motorola Mobility came under the control of the Chinese company Lenovo.
August 11, 1950
On August 11, 1950, one of the main inventors of the 20th century and co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, was born. He can be considered the real father of the revolution of modern computers, in many respects by whose efforts they were invented. Woz - that's what he was called to distinguish him from the more famous Steve Jobs. But as is often the case in history, fame among the masses is not always equal to the contribution made to the course of history.
It was Steve Wozniak who created the first Apple computer, who inspired Jobs to register the company that is today the most successful enterprise in the world. But more importantly, the computer revolution, which began in the distant seventies, changed people's lives beyond recognition. Today, Woz teaches at universities and actively travels the planet, sharing his experience and inspiring young inventors. Happy birthday, Steve!
August 15, 1998
August 15, 1998, a year after Steve Jobs returned to Apple, the iMac G3 went on sale - monoblock desktop computer offered in a rich variety of colors. At that time, people had already become accustomed to the hackneyed formula "your computer can be any color, as long as it is beige." The iMac was designed to reverse this paradigm, not only with a streamlined, futuristic design, but also in a range of bold and bold colors. Steve himself said about his brainchild like this: “He seemed to have arrived from another planet, a more beautiful planet, with good designers.”
The design was very original and peculiar: a monitor and all system components were assembled in a compact case, including slot-load SuperDrive CD/DVD drive. It remains only to connect the keyboard and mouse (both included) - and the computer is ready to go.
The computer has dramatically changed the overall state of affairs of Apple. iMac for Apple is not just a new consumer-oriented computer, it is a new era in the entire history of the Cupertino company. Another interesting point is that before the iMac went on sale, several months of tedious waiting passed, since the announcement took place in April of that year. The starting price of the iMac was $1299.