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October 5, 2011
Hits and misses in Steve Jobs' career (with year product was introduced): HITS Apple II (1977):   The machine that launched Apple and the personal computer industry. Apple II computers came with a keyboard, monitor and two disk drives. Macintosh (1984): With a revolutionary graphical interface and mouse, the Macintosh immediately stood out as easier to use than the command-based IBM personal computer. About 70,000 Macs sold in the first 100 days. Photos: Steve Jobs | 1955-2011 iMac (1998)
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BUSINESS
October 23, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
Time to check your password. Password management company SplashData has analyzed millions of passwords released online by hackers to compile its list of the most used passwords of 2012.  Once again, "password," "123456" and "12345678" were the top three most common passwords.  But there were some interesting new additions to the list. "Jesus" and "Welcome" were new. So were "ninja," "mustang" and, intriguingly, "password1. " Our favorite password on the list, "trustno1," fell three spots from last year, making it only the 12th most common password.
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May 16, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been corrected. Please see note below.
Apple Retina displays are reportedly already in the supply channel for the rumored redesigned MacBook Pros, but they are not going to come cheap. Retina displays for the revamped MacBook Pros could cost Apple almost $100 more per unit than the current screens it uses for its 15-inch Pro, which is the model expected to launch as early as next month. Apple pays $68 per display on the 15-inch models now, and would pay $160 for the Retina display, according to DisplaySearch senior analyst Richard Shim.
BUSINESS
October 21, 2009 | David Colker
Apple Inc. has made significant upgrades to its venerable iMac computers and several other products. The announcement of the new wares came Tuesday, which is perhaps not coincidental. On Thursday, Microsoft Corp. is set to unveil its Windows 7 operating system, and concurrently reveal several new computers created with the system in mind. Here's a look at what Apple brought forth, and what's known about the Win7-friendly computers about to debut. Apple The new products, most made available upon the announcement, didn't mark a big-enough change to warrant one of the firm's Steve Jobs-hosted events.
NEWS
December 6, 2001 | Bloomberg News
Apple Computer Inc. may be preparing to introduce a remodeled iMac computer in January to reinvigorate sales, Morgan Stanley analyst Gillian Munson said in a report to clients. Initial product orders for the new iMac, which may feature a flat-panel screen, call for 100,000 units to be produced next month, Munson said, citing unnamed contacts. The new computer could help Apple increase iMac sales to 500,000 units per quarter from current levels of less than 300,000, she said.
BUSINESS
March 9, 2000
Apple Computer Inc. said it secured worldwide injunctions that prevent three companies from making and selling PCs that it contends are knockoffs of its popular iMac personal computers. Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple had filed lawsuits charging South Korea's Daewoo Group, EMachines Inc. in Irvine and Japan's K.K. Sotec with copying the design of the award-winning, multihued iMac line. Apple said Daewoo Group agreed to stop marketing its E-Power computers after the U.S.
BUSINESS
October 5, 1999 | Reuters
Apple Computer Inc. shares rose on expectations for new iMac personal computers that several analysts said the company would be introduced today when interim Chief Executive Steve Jobs holds a news conference at the company's headquarters. Rhona Hamilton, a spokeswoman for Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif., declined to comment on the company's plans or on the recent rumors and speculation. Analysts speculated that one of the new iMacs will be priced under $1,000. Apple's shares gained $2.
BUSINESS
July 13, 1998 | CHARLES PILLER
Since May's unveiling of the translucent blue-and-white iMac--Apple's engine to growth in the all-important consumer market--I've felt a little uneasy with all the hype. Is the iMac really the savior it's made out to be? Last week's Macworld Expo, the semiannual confab for Mac aficionados, was the iMac's coming-out party. So it seems like a good time to review the progress of the new machine, due to ship Aug. 15, that Apple has so much riding on.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2002 | Associated Press
Apple Computer Inc. raised the price of its new iMac computers by $100, or an average 7%, citing an increase in costs for memory and flat-panel liquid-crystal displays since the models were introduced in January. Prices for iMacs will now range from $1,399 to $1,899. The price increase was announced on the opening day of the Macworld Expo in Tokyo, where the company is introducing such new products as a 10-gigabyte version of the iPod music player.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1998
When is an iMac not an iMac? When it's a knockoff running Windows. Hoping to tag along on the success of Cupertino-based Apple Computer Inc.'s hot-selling new home computer, a South Korean company is planning to mimic the sleek styling of the iMac with a machine that runs Windows and has an Intel microprocessor. The company, eMachines Inc., hopes to release the computer next spring with a list price of $499, well below the $1,299 the iMac is selling for. Apple officials had no comment.
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