First Apple computer started a tech revolution. And now, for a couple hundred thousand bucks, you can get your hands on the Apple-I.
Apple: Lion OS X will borrow many of the lessons that the company learned from its massively successful iPhone and iPad.
At its Oct. 20 event, Apple rolled out two new MacBook Air laptops, a slew of updates for its iLife suite, and a sneak peak at the next OS X upgrade, Lion. This new coat of polish for Apple's computer line comes at a time of rapid growth for the Mac. In the last few years, Apple has transitioned from a computer company that made mobile devices to a mobile-device company that makes computers. Last quarter, Apple shipped 14.1 million iPhones, 4.1 million iPads, and just 3.89 million Macs. Still, Mac sales have grown 2.5 times faster than the rest of the PC industry, according to the company. Wednesday's event tried to reassure Mac fans that the company stands firmly behind its computers, and convince mobile converts that many of the things they love about iPhones and iPad will soon appear in computers. Click the blue arrows to learn how.
The Apple-1, which made its debut in 1976 and sold for $666.66, was one of an estimated 200 produced. The machine had just eight kilobytes of RAM and was sold without a keyboard, monitor, casing, or power supply, but in principle, it worked straight out of the box. The computer was built by former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and co-founder Steve Wozniak in the garage of Mr. Jobs's parents. Here's a look back at the Mac.
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