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Today in Apple history: It’s time to ‘Think different’

August 8, 1997: At Macworld Expo, Steve Jobs introduces the world to Apple’s new slogan, “Think different.” The catchy marketing reassures fans that Apple is exiting its mid-1990s dark age and once

Today in Apple history: Beginning of the end for clone Macs

August 5, 1997: Apple gets into a standoff with Power Computing, a maker of Macintosh clones. It marks the beginning of the end for Apple’s mid-’90s strategy of licensing the Mac operating system. “If

Today in Apple history: Mac marketing guru Joanna Hoffman is born

July 27, 1955: Joanna Hoffman, who will join the original Macintosh and NeXT teams and become Steve Jobs’ first right-hand woman, is born in Poland. Six months younger than Jobs, the marketing

Today in Apple history: Mac OS 8 becomes an instant smash hit

July 22, 1997: Apple introduces its next-gen operating system, Mac OS 8, the first major OS refresh for Macintosh since System 7’s release in 1991. Mac OS 8 introduces easier surfing of the internet,

Today in Apple history: Nike+iPod brings fitness tracking to your pocket

July 13, 2006: Apple releases its first activity tracker, the Nike+iPod Sport Kit, which combines Cupertino’s popular music player with a smart pedometer. The product marks Apple’s first step toward

Today in Apple history: iPhone 3G brings a big speed boost

July 11, 2008: The iPhone 3G goes on sale. Expectations for the smartphone sequel run high, and Apple delivers with the addition of GPS, 3G data and a higher-quality build. To make things even better,

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs visits the Soviet Union

July 4, 1985: Steve Jobs visits Moscow for the first time, with the aim of selling Macs to the Russians. During his two-day trip, Jobs lectures computer science students in the Soviet Union, attends a

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs attempts a boardroom coup

May 23, 1985: Bitter about being ousted from his position running the Macintosh division, Steve Jobs attempts to stage a coup to seize control of Apple from CEO John Sculley. The 30-year-old Apple

Today in Apple history: Apple shows off its amazing Fifth Avenue store

May 18, 2006: The world — and, more specifically, the Apple-watching press — gets its first glimpse at Apple’s swanky new Fifth Avenue Apple store in New York City. Hidden behind black plastic

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs spells out a new strategy for Mac OS

May 11, 1998: As part of his mission to turn Apple around, Steve Jobs spells out the company’s strategy for the Mac operating system going forward. The company will ship Mac OS 8.5 and the first

Today in Apple history: iTunes Music Store opens its doors

April 28, 2003: Apple opens the iTunes Music Store, revolutionizing the music industry and digital distribution of content. At a time when getting music online mostly means illegal downloads from

Today in Apple history: Pixar gets out of the computer game

April 25, 1990: Steve Jobs shuts down Pixar’s hardware division (yes, it used to have one!), ending production of the pricey Pixar Image Computer immediately. Jobs sells the company’s hardware unit to

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs loses control of the Mac

April 10, 1985: During a fateful meeting, Apple CEO John Sculley threatens to resign unless the company’s board of directors removes Steve Jobs as executive VP and general manager of the Macintosh

Today in Apple history: First iPad reviews hail a true game-changer

March 31, 2010: The world gets its first sense of how the iPad measures up, as the first reviews hit the internet. The consensus? That there’s no Flash, no USB, no multitasking — but that it’s a whole

Today in Apple history: Devs get the key to unlock iPhone’s awesome power

March 6, 2008: Apple releases the iPhone software development kit, finally allowing devs to start creating native mobile apps for the new smartphone. When the App Store eventually opens a few months

Today in Apple history: Happy birthday, Steve Jobs!

February 24, 1955: Steve Jobs is born in San Francisco. He will go on to co-found Apple and become one of the most important figures in the history of consumer technology. He’s also probably a big

Today in Apple history: iTunes hits 10 billion downloads

February 23, 2010: The iTunes Store officially passes the 10 billion music downloads mark, reaching a major milestone. The 10 billionth purchase? “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash. The

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: 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

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs’ NeXT quits making computers

February 9, 1993: NeXT Computers, the company Steve Jobs founded after being pushed out of Apple, quits making computers. The company changes its name to NeXT Software and focuses its efforts entirely