Today in Apple history

Today in Apple history: Apple introduces ‘world’s fastest’ PowerBook

February 17, 1997: Apple launches the PowerBook 3400, a laptop the company claims is the fastest portable computer in the world. embroidery digitizing After a rough few years for the PowerBook, this model throws down the gauntlet to rivals. It packs a PowerPC 603e processor capable of running at speeds up to 240 MHz, depending on …

Today in Apple history: Pismo PowerBook is a multimedia powerhouse

February 16, 2000: Apple introduces the “Pismo” PowerBook, the best of its G3 laptops. In the view of many, it’s of Apple’s best laptops ever. The Pismo PowerBook is the first not to include the SCSI or Apple Desktop Bus connector. Instead, it utilizes USB and Apple’s Emmy award-winning FireWire. Optional AirPort wireless support, tremendous …

Today in Apple history: Young Steve Jobs appears on Time cover

February 15, 1982: Steve Jobs appears on the front cover of Time magazine for the first time, becoming the public face of successful tech entrepreneurship. The first of many Time covers for Jobs, the article — titled “Striking It Rich: America’s Risk Takers” — casts him as the prototypical young upstart benefiting from the still-new …

Today in Apple history: Intel and Microsoft face lawsuit for stealing Apple code

February 14, 1995: Apple Computer extends a lawsuit against developer San Francisco Canyon Company to also include Microsoft and Intel. The lawsuit concerns code allegedly stolen from Apple and used to improve Microsoft’s Video for Windows technology.embroidery digitizing The lawsuit comes to a head with Apple threatening a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Microsoft. Meanwhile, Microsoft CEO …

Today in Apple history: Mac mania sweeps magazine racks

February 13, 1984: The arrival of the first Macintosh is met with enormous amounts of excitement by the tech press, as epitomized by InfoWorld magazine. Given the pre-internet lead time delay with the print media, it takes a few weeks after the January 24 release of the Macintosh for the computer to appear in magazines. …

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs wins posthumous Grammy

Steve Jobs’ death caused an outpouring of support. Photo: Grammys February 12, 2012: Months after his untimely death, Steve Jobs is honored with a Special Merit Grammy Award in recognition of his contributions to the field of music with the iPod and iTunes Music Store. The award is collected by Apple’s senior vice president of …

Today in Apple history: iPad fails to impress Bill Gates

February 11, 2010: With iPad excitement reaching a fever pitch, Steve Jobs’ old frenemy Bill Gates wades in with his own opinion of Apple’s tablet. His view? It’s kinda meh. “There’s nothing on the iPad I look at and say, ‘Oh, I wish Microsoft had done it,’” he tells one interviewer. Wading in to the …

Today in Apple history: Mac Color Classic ditches monochrome

February 10, 1993: Apple launches the Macintosh Color Classic, the company’s first color compact Mac. As the first desktop Mac to offer an integrated color display, and the last U.S. Mac to offer the compact form factor, this model represents a landmark in the evolution of the Macintosh. A Color Classic unit also happens to …