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Today in Apple history: Walt Mossberg shows off his prerelease i新万博彩票平台Phone

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Walt Mossberg was one of Steve Jobs' favorite journalists.
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新万博彩票登录June 12: Today in Apple history: Walt Mossberg shows off his prerelease i新万博彩票平台Phone June 12, 2007: With i新万博彩票平台Phone frenzy hitting a fever pitch in the buildup to the device’s launch, journalist Walt Mossberg sends the Apple world into a tizzy by whipping out a review unit during a speech. The Wall Street Journal columnist is one of a very small number of tech writers given an opportunity to put Apple’s revolutionary phone through its paces.

Speaking at The Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Presidents Forum, Mossberg says he isn’t sure whether he’ll give the i新万博彩票平台Phone a thumbs up. Worried doubters immediately fear Apple is about to drop a dud.

Today in Apple history: Safari lands on Windows with a ‘meh’

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Safari on Windows wasn't quite the smash hit Apple hoped for.
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新万博彩票登录June 11: Today in Apple history: Safari lands on Windows with a meh June 11, 2007: At WWDC, Steve Jobs unveils Safari 3 for Windows, bringing its web browser to non-Apple computers for the first time.

Apple advertises Safari as the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use web browser, capable of rendering web pages up to twice as fast as Internet Explorer and 1.6 times faster than Firefox. It lasts until 2012, but never becomes a major player on Windows.

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新万博彩票登录In its first five years, the App Store becomes an unstoppable money machine, paying out $10 billion to app developers.
In its first five years, the App Store becomes an unstoppable money machine.
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Today in Apple history: Brilliant ad campaign turns switcher into unlikely star

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Apple's "Switch" ad makes Ellen Feiss internet famous.
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新万博彩票登录June 9: Today in Apple history: Ellen Feiss becomes an unlikely star thanks to Apple's Switch ad campaign June 9, 2002: Apple launches its “Switch” advertising campaign, featuring real people talking about their reasons for switching from PCs to Macs. Apple’s biggest marketing effort since the “Think Different” ad campaign a few years earlier, it turns 15-year-old high school student Ellen Feiss into an unlikely star.

She becomes a viral sensation after viewers suggest she was stoned during filming of her sleepy-eyed “Switch” spot about a 新万博彩票登录work-devouring PC.

Today in Apple history: The first great color PowerBook arrives

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新万博彩票登录Inside its beefy chassis, the PowerBook 180c packed a beautiful color screen.
Inside its beefy chassis, the PowerBook 180c packed a beautiful color screen.
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新万博彩票登录June 7: Today in Apple history: Apple debuts the PowerBook 180c laptop June 7, 1993: Apple debuts the PowerBook 180c, a solid upgrade that brings a world of dazzling colors to the company’s laptop line.

The 180c’s big improvement over the grayscale PowerBook 180, which launched the previous October, is its active-matrix, 256-color screen. It’s something of a novelty for laptops in the early 1990s.

Today in Apple history: Apple chooses Intel over PowerPC

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The transition to Intel was a big achievement for Steve Jobs.
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新万博彩票登录June 6: Today in Apple history: Apple switches Mac to Intel chips from PowerPC June 6, 2005: Steve Jobs reveals that Apple is switching the Mac from PowerPC processors to Intel.

Speaking at that year’s WWDC, Jobs’ revelation reminds us that he is a CEO who can get things done. Given Intel’s focus on mobile computing, it also offers a hint at what Apple’s CEO has planned for the second half of his reign.

Today in Apple history: The revolutionary Apple II goes on sale

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新万博彩票登录June 5 Today in Apple historyJune 5, 1977: The first Apple II, the personal computer that puts Apple on the map, goes on sale.

Having previously been shown off to a few thousand rabid fans at the West Coast Computer Faire, the Apple II’s arrival means the masses can finally get their hands on the breakthrough machine.  A base unit costs $1,298 — the equivalent of $5,237 in 2017 money.

Today in Apple history: Mac clone-maker peaks before a dizzying decline

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Power Computing's clone Macs were built for speed.
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新万博彩票登录June 4: Today in Apple history: Mac clone-maker Power Computing peaks, begins rapid decline June 4, 1997: Mac clone-maker Power Computing hits its high point — but it’s also the beginning of the end.

Power Computing’s boss reaches an agreement with Apple CEO Gil Amelio concerning the forthcoming Mac OS 8. The deal allows the company to start making moves toward an IPO as the fastest-growing PC company of the decade. Things don’t turn out quite so well!