Who would have thought, in early 2000, that Apple (s aapl) would end the decade as the most valuable technology company on the planet? The last ten years have been a roller coaster ride of product releases, technology milestones and carefully choreographed media events that first saved the company from ruin, and later helped propel it to dizzying heights of market and mind share dominance … with a fair bit of infamy thrown in along the way.
Take a trip with me through the last decade of milestone product releases from our favourite consumer electronics — sorry, our favourite “mobile computing” — company. It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come in such a short time.
A few things to note: I haven’t included every product release on the timeline, just those I felt stood out. I’ve included a little trivia here and there, but this is by no means supposed to be the most fact-filled timeline of Apple events.
Did I miss something obvious that really, definitely, absolutely should be included? Share your suggestions in the comments below and who knows — maybe I’ll add them in later.
Happy New Year everyone, and Happy New Decade — I can’t wait to see what Apple has in store for us next!
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