Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Jan 2011 23:45 UTC
Apple "Apple sold 4.13 million Macs during the quarter, a 23 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 16.24 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 86 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 19.45 million iPods during the quarter, representing a seven percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The Company also sold 7.33 million iPads during the quarter."
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RE[3]: I remember...
by kryogenix on Wed 19th Jan 2011 03:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I remember..."
kryogenix
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2008-01-06

Oh and not to forget.... Apple also developed the first mass-market turnkey personal computer and basically started an industry no one thought would succeed. Without the Apple II and it's early success, the IBM PC would probably not have happened. Prior to the Apple II, most machines had to be bootstrapped toggling in a bootloader on a frontpanel in binary. I guess EPROMs started getting cheap in the late 70's and early 80's.

IBM of course didn't REALLY want the personal computer/home computer market to succeed, were hoping it wouldn't and ended up pretty late in the game.

The Apple II predates the PC by several years. So does the Atari 8-bit platform. I only used Apple II's in school as I found them inferior to my Atari 800XL (later a 130XE) in most ways, especially graphics and audio. The expansion bus on the Apple II would have been nice to have though. I didn't hate them though, they were ok machines, just liked my Atari more.

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