The First Apple Product
The first Apple product was a very impressive device. Aside from the fact that it was the first product to come out of the company, it was also the first to incorporate a color screen and graphics. As such, it is considered one of the major three personal computers of the late 1970s.
Obviously, it was not the first to offer a full-featured touch screen. However, the iPad was a breakthrough in that it allowed users to perform tasks on the fly, as opposed to having to manually launch programs. In addition, it introduced Mac menus and inspector windows to its repertoire. It also introduced a more streamlined version of the iPhone apps, in order to give users a bigger canvas.
The iPad’s other sibling, the iPhone, was a far more successful product. Its flagship model, the iPhone 6, racked up over 10 million sales in its opening weekend. At the same time, the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus were the biggest sellers in the iPhone’s history.
One of the more impressive achievements of the iPad was that it introduced Mac menus, which helped the computer’s designers strike a fine balance between capability and simplicity. Additionally, the iPad’s new Mac menus were easier to read than the original.
Another impressive Apple item was the first-ever computer spreadsheet. You could not only enter data into a spreadsheet, but you could also save it and open it later. Even better, you could save the file on a CD-ROM.
It was also the first to come with an external floppy disk drive. While most people probably think of the iPod when they think of the iPod, the Apple II is the computer that truly changed the world of computing. With its MOS 6502 chip for its central processing unit and 4KB of RAM, it was capable of handling color graphics.
Other innovations included the first computer spreadsheet, an external floppy disk drive, and a BASIC interpreter. Some of these items are still available today, and others have long since been replaced.
Perhaps the best-known product in the company’s history was the Apple II, which was released in the late 1970s. Initially, the computer was sold in cassette form. Eventually, Apple decided to offer an external floppy disk drive and added a colour monitor to its arsenal.
As time went on, the Apple II’s sales increased dramatically. By 1984, the machine was selling two million units. Of course, it’s not surprising that Steve Jobs had the best luck when it came to marketing this machine. Indeed, it was one of the most successful personal computers of all time.
There was a time when Steve Jobs was thought to be doomed, but with the return of Steve Wozniak and a renewed spirit in his eyes, the company was saved from becoming a dinosaur. Despite his tragic passing in 2011, he left behind a legacy of technological innovation, and his company is now the largest consumer electronics company in the world.