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Today in Apple history: Apple and Cisco settle over ‘iPhone’ name

February 21, 2007: Apple comes to an agreement with Cisco over the iPhone trademark, which Cisco legally owns but Apple wants to use. Under the agreement, both companies get to use the iPhone

Today in Apple history: Time crowns iPhone ‘invention of the year’

November 1, 2007: Six months after Steve Jobs showed it off, the original iPhone becomes Time magazine’s “best invention of the year.” The iPhone stands out from the rest of 2007’s gadget pack, which

Today in Apple history: iPad sales overtake Macs

October 18, 2010: Just six months after the iPad debuts, Steve Jobs reveals that Apple’s tablet already outsells the mighty Macintosh computer. During the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Jobs

Today in Apple history: Bono’s (Product)Red iPod nano fights HIV/AIDS

October 13, 2006: Apple launches its limited-edition iPod nano (Product)Red Special Edition music player, with 10% of profits going to fight AIDS in Africa. Created in association with U2 lead singer

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs prepares to take Pixar public

October 11, 1995: Steve Jobs files the paperwork to float Pixar Animation Studios on the stock market. A turning point in Jobs’ life, the Pixar initial public offering turns him into a billionaire.

Today in Apple history: Michael Dell says he’d shut down Apple

October 6, 1997: Michael Dell makes an infamously bleak appraisal of Apple’s fortunes. Asked what he would do with the struggling company, the founder of Dell Inc. says he would “shut it down and give

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs dies at 56

October 5, 2011: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at the age of 56 in his home in Palo Alto, California. Jobs’ official cause of death is respiratory arrest arising from complications related to a

Today in Apple history: Siri debuts on iPhone 4s

October 4, 2011: With the unveiling of the new iPhone 4s, Apple introduces the world to Siri. A groundbreaking example of AI in action, Siri’s debut fulfills a long-term dream at Apple. The company

Today in Apple history: Macs get that iSyncing feeling

September 30, 2002: Apple introduces iSync, a tool that lets Mac users synchronize their address books and calendars with their cellphones, iPods and Palm OS-compatible handheld organizers via

Today in Apple history: ‘Here’s to the crazy ones’ who ‘think different’

September 28, 1997: Apple debuts its iconic “Think different” television commercial, aligning the troubled computer company with some of history’s most celebrated freethinking rebels. The most famous

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs reports Apple’s $161 million loss

September 26, 1997: In one of his first tasks after returning to Apple as interim CEO, Steve Jobs reveals the company’s massive quarterly loss of $161 million. Giving investors the bad news is

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs leaves and rejoins Apple

September 16, 1985 and 1997: Twice on this day, Steve Jobs makes significant moves with regard to his career at Apple. In 1985, he quits the company he co-founded. Then, a decade and a half later, he

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs returns following liver transplant

September 9, 2009: Steve Jobs makes his public return to Apple after successful liver-transplant surgery. Appearing onstage at Apple’s fall event, Jobs receives a standing ovation that lasts almost a

Today in Apple history: iTunes Store hits 10 million music downloads

September 8, 2003: Apple reveals that it has sold its 10 millionth iTunes song download. The tune in question? Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated.” Come to think of it, “You fall and you crawl and you break

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs unveils Rokr E1, the first iTunes phone

September 7, 2005: Apple and Motorola launch the Rokr E1, the first Cupertino-sanctioned cellphone to run iTunes. Steve Jobs is very unhappy with the results. The compromised device shows what a error

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs prepares to take on Apple

September 2, 1985: Reports claim Steve Jobs is on the verge of setting up his own company to compete with Apple. The rumors fly after Jobs sells Apple stock holdings worth $21.43 million. For anyone

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs gets embroiled in stock-backdating scandal

August 29, 2001: During a meeting, Apple’s board of directors awards Steve Jobs new stock options that will become part of a stock-backdating scandal several years later. When the matter eventually

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs and Bill Gates talk ‘future of the PC’

August 26, 1991: In their first joint interview, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates trade barbs and debate “the future of the PC” in Fortune magazine. The spirited discussion marks 10 years since the first IBM

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

August 24, 2011: With his health worsening, a cancer-stricken Steve Jobs steps down from his role leading Apple. Tim Cook assumes the role of Apple’s seventh CEO. “I have always said if there ever

Today in Apple history: FireWire wins Apple its first Emmy

August 22, 2001: Apple takes home a technical Emmy for developing FireWire, the high-speed serial port that allows users to transfer data quickly between a Macintosh and another device, such as a