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March 27, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded two patents to Steve Jobs, the Apple Inc. co-founder who died five months ago. The patents were posthumously awarded to Jobs, as well as other employees of Apple, for their design of the current iMac and for the third-generation iPod Shuffle - which was famous for its tiny size and lack of buttons. In total, the agency awarded 19 patents to the company, which is notorious for stockpiling patents. In the past, Apple has filed patents for items ranging from products that have never made it to the public to staircases used at Apple stores around the world.
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)
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.
January 18, 2009
Re "Apple CEO to take leave for health," Jan. 15 I sent a cranky letter to Apple when my 24-inch iMac stopped working. I asked if there was an alternative to my schlepping it to an Apple store since I was recovering from a liver transplant. Imagine my surprise when I received a phone call from the personal assistant of the billionaire CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs. When does that ever happen? She sent a repair person to my apartment a few days later, and my iMac works like it is brand new. Jobs is a class act. It bothers me that people seem more concerned with the price of their Apple stock than the health of its genius creator.
January 3, 2009 | Bloomberg News
Apple Inc., maker of the Macintosh computer and the iPhone, was sued over claims that display screens on the company's iMac desktop computer are defective and show unwanted vertical lines. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in San Jose, blames a faulty transistor or connection on the back of the screens. The suit, filed on behalf of consumer Aram Hovsepian, a Florida resident, seeks unspecified damages and class-action status. Apple, based in Cupertino, Calif.
August 8, 2007 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Apple Inc. is revamping the product that put it on the high-tech map: the desktop computer. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs on Tuesday introduced a line of iMac computers that are thinner and faster than their predecessors. The computers come with new software for storing and editing video and photos. The product's slogan is, "The new iMac. You can't be too thin. Or too powerful."
August 23, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Apple Computer Inc. is offering free repairs for iMac G5 computers after reports of power and video failure. Computers sold from September 2004 to June 2005 may be affected by the part failure, Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple said. The repair program covers first-generation iMac G5 computers for two years from the date of purchase and is valid worldwide. The standard warranty is one year.
January 13, 2005 | Terril Yue Jones, Times Staff Writer
The popularity of iPod digital music players helped Apple Computer Inc. blow past Wall Street's expectations Wednesday, when it reported that quarterly profit more than quadrupled. Its shares rose nearly 12%. Although strong holiday demand for iPods led Apple's performance, the company said sales of its iMac desktop computers nearly doubled -- lending credibility to Apple's strategy of leveraging iPod to lure customers to its other products.
December 31, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
The Piper Jaffray Cos. analyst who follows Apple Computer Inc. said Thursday that there was some credence to speculation that the company might introduce a $500 iMac computer. "Several Mac rumor sites" say Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple may unveil the new personal computer at its Macworld trade show Jan. 11, analyst Gene Munster in Minneapolis said. Apple's bestselling iPod digital music player has boosted interest in the company, and people who typically buy PCs from competitors may be more likely to buy an Apple system than before, he said.
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