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This Day in Apple History

Published: 2011-08-11T12:00:00+00:00


August 11, 1955: Steve Wozniak Born


Steve Jobs had the marketing savvy but Steve Wozniak had the technical skills. Interested in technology at an early age Woz, as Steve Wozniak is popularly known, would go on to design the Apple I, the Apple II and a very slick, and very popular disk drive. Woz's contributions…

August 10, 2004: iTunes Hits Million Song Catalogue Mark


When Apple first released iTunes at the 2001 MacWorld San Francisco people saw the program as both a useful addition to the Mac software library and an admission that Apple felt it had missed the boat on the music swapping revolution.When the iPod came out later in 2001…

August 9, 1987: HyperCard Released


Apple has overlooked a lot of potential hits over the years but one of the biggest mistakes was HyperCard. It was a new way of managing information that relied on a note card metaphor. Users could enter information on the virtual note card and link pieces of the…

August 8, 2005: iTunes Is a Hit in Japan


iTunes rolled out in the United States in XXXX. Japan was a different matter. Apple was able to reach a deal with the music providers in the land of the Rising Sun until the second half of 2005.When iTunes was introduced in the United States the concept was…

August 7, 1997: Bill Gates Appears at MacWorld


Gather a herd of Mac lovers in a centralized location, get Steve Jobs to do the keynote and you have a recipe for a lot of "boos," at least if the presentation also includes an appearance by Bill Gates on a giant video screen.Bill Gates showed up on…

August 6, 1997: Apple Board Shakeup


Looking at the list of Apple Presidents over the years, you'll note quite a bit of change. Starting with Michael Scott the position then went to Mike Markkula. Markkula was succeeded by John Scully who was followed by Michael Spindler and Gil Amelio. Finally, Steve Jobs returned and stabilized the…

August 5, 1997: The Return of ChiatDay


When Steve Jobs was ousted from Apple, ChiatDay soon followed. Obviously, feeling the move was a mistake Steve took out an ad saying that Apple had made a huge blunder by axing ChiatDay.In full control of Apple for the first time Steve quickly switched the advertising account back…

August 4, 1997: Think Different Campaign Revealed


What do John Lennon, Picasso, Albert Einstein, Muhammad Ali and Ted Turner all have in common? They were all featured as people who, ungrammatically, "Thought Different" in Apple first marketing campaign post Steve Jobs return.Te campaign attempted to make the Mac the computer of choice for those who…

August 3, 1993: Newton Debuts


Apple was counting on the Newton to replace the Mac as the company's primary source of income. Then President John Sculley had thrown all his weight behind the project and the engineers who worked on the device read like a cast of Apple All-Stars.The Newton was nothing if…

August 2, 2005: Mighty Mouse Released


The debate about the one button mouse raged for years. Proponents claimed that the one button mouse was easier for novices to use and cited early Apple research to back up their claims. Those that disagreed said the single button mouse was too limited and in the days of widespread…