Apple Facts

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  1. ®îçhå®? macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    Just was wondering what random stuff you know about Apple. There are 30 years of history and i just wanted to know what you know about Apple from the weird and whacky to the sensible stuff. Anyone??
    Rich
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    The 7100 was notorious for slicing open your hand when installing RAM?
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

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    You didn't need RAM in those days.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Speak for yourself, kermit. :)
     
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Oh you needed it, you just couldn't afford it...
     
  6. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Spelled backwards, Apple becomes elppA.

    Coincidence?
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    :eek:

    I'm scared! Hold me?
     
  8. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    Come close and be enclosed in the safety of the following parenthesis.

    ( )
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Nope...

    It's all a scaM just like the Macs. ;)
     
  10. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    I actually keep a running tab of stuff. Please be aware these are the Apple-Only entries of the master list I keep:

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    1976 - Incorporation of Apple Computer ; Steve Jobs/Steve Wozniak ;
    1976 - First Personal Computer ; Jobs/Wozniak ;
    1979 - First Modern Spreadsheet ; Personal Software ; VisiCalc for the Apple II
    1983 - First Mainstream/Consumer GUI ; Apple Computer ; Star Information System - Designed for Workstations. Steve Jobs paid Xerox for employees to help him Develop what would later be the first commecial GUI - the Mac OS
    1983 - First Mainstream/Consumer Mouse ; Apple Computer ; For the LISA
    1984 - Introduction Of The Macintosh ; Apple Computer ; The sucessful version of the LISA
    1986 - FireWire Invented ; Apple Computer ; Later to be granted the standard 1394 in 1995 by the IEEE
    1988 - First CD-ROM Player ; Apple Computer ; Introduced in March
    1991 - First Built-In CD-ROM ; Apple Computer ; Centris Line
    1991 - First Built-In Video In-Out ; Apple Computer ; Quadra 800/AV
    1991 - First Mainstream Voice Recognition (Standard in OS) ; Apple Computer ; Quadra 800/AV
    1993 - First Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) ; Casio/TANDY ; Zoomer. BONUS: Term "PDA" Coined by then Apple CEO John Sculley a year before at the 1992 Consumer Electronics Show.
    1993 - First Device Using Handwriting Recognition As Primary Means Of Data Entry ; Apple Computer ; Newton MessagePad 100.
    1994 - First Trackpad ; Apple Computer ; PowerBook 500 Line
    1994 - First Mainstream/Consumer RISC chipset ; AIM (Apple, IBM, Motorola Alliance) ; PowerPC 601 Chip for the Apple PowerMac Line
    1995 - FireWire Adopted By The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) ; Apple Computer ; Assigned standard number 1394
    1999 - First Mainstream/Consumer Supercomputer ; Apple Computer ; G4 Yikes Line (400MHz @ 3.2GFLOPS classified as Supercomputer By U.S. Gov't: [>1GFLOPs])
    1999 - First Mainstream [Built-In] Use of Wireless Networking using 802.11 ("b" specifically) Across all product lines ; Apple Computer ; Branded AirPort. Antennae built into all Apple Computers as standard equipment, and software into OS.
    2000 - Video Editing Becomes Basic Available Feature ; Apple Computer ; iMovie
    2000 - First Mainstream UNIX platform designed for use by end users ; Apple Computer ; OS X
    2001 - First Built-In Consumer DVD Burning Capability ; Apple Computer ; G4 Minitower intoduced 1/9/01 as MWSF with "Superdrive" and iDVD
    2003 - FirstComputers with Buit-in Bluetooth Standard ; Apple Computer ; PowerBooks 12" and 17" introduced January 2003
    2003 - First 64-Bit Microprocessor-Based Desktop Personal Computer ; Apple Computer ; G5 with the IBM PowerPC 970 Processor, 1Ghz Frontside Bus and Hypertransport Introduced 6/23
    2003 - First Personal Computer with Built-In Optical Audio ports ; Apple Computer ; Afore-mentioned G5. Introduced 6/23


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    BTW- I'm missing the attribution to who was the first to ship a computer with a Built-In DVD-ROM drive. Anyone?
     
  11. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    You forgot first stereo speakers and ethernet built into a laptop with the PowerBook 500s
     

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