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Here's Apple's New Coffee Table Book With Actual Products

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512 Pixels blogger Stephen Hackett has created a unique video showcasing Apple's new "Designed by Apple in California" coffee table book alongside actual Apple products, ranging from the PowerMac G5 to iPod socks.


The video helps bring the book to life by providing a nostalgic look back on the past two decades of Apple products, starting with the original iMac in 1998 through to the Apple Pencil in 2015. Hackett said most of what it is in the book is a part of his personal collection of Apple products.

MacRumors provided a hands-on look inside Apple's new book last week. "Designed by Apple in California" chronicles 20 years of Apple design with 450 photos of its products and the processes used to make them. The high-quality photos were taken by photographer Andrew Zuckerman.


Apple says it took eight years to design the linen-bound hardcover book, dedicated to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. It features specially milled, custom-dyed paper with "gilded matte silver edges," and low-ghost ink. It is available now in a smaller 10.2×12.8 inches size for $199 and a larger 13×16.3 inches size for $299.

The book is also available at select Apple retail stores, including Apple Regent Street in London, Apple Opera in Paris, and Apple Ginza in Tokyo, among others. In the U.S., it is available in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, San Francisco, and Palo Alto, and at Apple's campus store at its Cupertino headquarters.

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usarioclave

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I got it, and it's fun to see that I had a whole ******** of Apple's stuff. I might be the only person here who had a set of iPod socks. And they were a gift.
 
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justperry

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Mac Pro at 2:30. That was funny.

Agreed, hilarious.

To me it seems Apple has lost it's mind, expensive MBP's, this Applewhateverbook, no Apple Displays, no Apple Airports anymore, no startup sound, no glowing Apple Logo, magsafe gone (And so on), if this is the way they are going then I am .....

This post from ParanoidDroid (@ParanoidDroid)does a better job pointing at all the problems than I did above.
 
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NightwalkerUK

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:D:D Took eight years, yes a whole EIGHT years to design. What the actual f@ck do they do at Apple throughout the day? There's little wonder the machines and phones are slipping design wise if a book takes eight years to put together!

I've only ever used Macs and have done since 92 but they're becoming so pretensious and losing sight of their own customers that I'm debating my future choices..

$300 for a book is just taking the biscuit!
 
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Agreed, hilarious.

To me it seems Apple has lost it's mind, expensive MBP's, this Applewhateverbook, no Apple Displays, no Apple Airports anymore, no startup sound, no glowing Apple Logo, magsafe gone (And so on), if this is the way they are going then I am .....

This post from ParanoidDroid (@ParanoidDroid)does a better job pointing at all the problems than I did above.
Glad to see you're in the consulting industry, evaluating businesses base do on your expertise...
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Ha. It's a book! Please tell me Apple has something more interesting going on. Sorry not trying to be a hater, or "troll" as the kids would say. I'm a bit crabby today due to my 6S battery randomly dying.
Did you see they launched a service for that.... literally yesterday?
 
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Oh...does that mean it ceases to be frustrating for people? God you Apple loyalists can be annoying
Anyone who spits the "loyalist" name ha nothing better to argue back with, aka you have no justification for your position. I see things as they are, not blinded by initial feelings of frustration. Yes, I'd be upset if my 6S died, but the very next day, I'd have a new one, no issues. I know technology isn't perfect, nor will it ever be, and I embrace that, rather than you Apple anti-loyalists who look for every little thing that isn't aligned with your desires to whine about.
 
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Anyone who spits the "loyalist" name ha nothing better to argue back with, aka you have no justification for your position. I see things as they are, not blinded by initial feelings of frustration. Yes, I'd be upset if my 6S died, but the very next day, I'd have a new one, no issues. I know technology isn't perfect, nor will it ever be, and I embrace that, rather than you Apple anti-loyalists who look for every little thing that isn't aligned with your desires to whine about.
Ugh. I can't today man. Not up for it. You win. The $300 Apple book is awesome. It's a steal of a deal. My battery will be fine. I'll deal with it.
 
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