Apple has unleashed innovative products in a number of different categories. The company’s dedication to unified aesthetic design practices means you can always recognize an Apple product. Today, we break down Apple’s product line and show how the company continues to win new fans: namely, by continuing to develop new and exciting products.Mac & accessoriesThe original Macintosh 128K computer was introduced in 1984 with the distinctive Ridley Scott “1984″ commercial. The iMac, introduced in 1998, became the company’s flagship desktop computer, and also introduced the “i-” branding across Apple’s product lines. The i- originally stood for both “Internet” and “individual.” The MacBook and derivatives are Apple’s consumer notebooks.SoftwareApple has developed its own operating systems to run on Macs, along with unique software titles with different applications. The iLife software package is bundled on Apple computers, and includes the titles iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, iWeb, and GarageBand (or iGarageBand, if you prefer). Many Apple professional software titles can be purchased independently.iPodThe iPod was introduced in 2001, and is today the leader in portable music players with more than 260 million units shipped. Today, the product is offered in four different formats, depending on the user’s taste:
- iPod Classic: the original model, now with 160 GB of space
- iPod Nano: a smaller player introduced in 2005 with 8 and 16 GB models
- iPod Shuffle: an even smaller player, also introduced in 2005, available in 2 and 4 GB models
- iPod Touch: a player that runs iOS, introduced in 2007 after the unveiling of the iPhone; available in 8, 32, and 64 GB models
iPhoneApple’s Internet-enabled smartphone, the iPhone, first went on sale in 2007. The most recent model, the iPhone 4, was released in 2010. The latest iPhone includes a 960×640 display, a 5MP flash camera, a gyroscope, and FaceTime video calling. Users can download new applications for the phone off of the App Store. If you need it, there’s a good chance someone else has developed the program for it, leading to the oft-quoted catchphrase, “There’s an App for that.”Apple TVThe Apple TV was released in 2007 as a set-top device that connected iTunes to HD televisions. More recently, a new, completely redesigned Apple TV was released which lets users rent media from iTunes and stream from YouTube and Netflix.iPadApple’s latest product is the iPad, a media tablet which gives users full computer functionality on the go. The tablet includes a mobile Safari browser and access to the App Store, iTunes, iBooks, and more.