Every Company has its moments of history in the past. Just like Microsoft, Amazon, Google etc; Apple has a history of memorable moments. We have collected some of those below; starting from number 10;
#10 iWant the iPad
When Apple unveiled the iPad; people went so crazy that you’d think they had invented fire. Or that the giant monolith from the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey had finally landed on Earth. Hysteria aside, the iPad was pretty…pretty. The sleek touchscreen tablet computer allowed users to check email, browse the web, play games, read books, watch movies and download applications on something that looked like a giant iPhone but functioned like a laptop. Not bad, Apple. Not bad at all. This company’s going places.
#9 The iPhone
In the aftermath of the iPod’s success, it was rarely a question of whether Apple would enter the competitive market for handheld data devices like smart phones and blackberrys; the main question was when. The June 29, 2007 release of iPhone in the U.S prompted enormous lines outside of Apple stores as well as adoring praise from reviewers (it was also named TIME’s ”Invention of the Year.”) The multimedia phone, Mp3 player, camera, GPS tracker, and so on and so on sold some 1.4 million units by Sept. 30. But those early adopters felt like suckers after shelling out $599 for the 8GB iPhone and $499 for the 4GB version, only to learn just two months after the release that the company was slashing the price of the phones by $200.
As fast as users could type an email on their new devices, Steve Jobs received hundreds of complaints from customers who felt robbed and hoodwinked. After a day of weighing the complaints, Apple posted an open letter from Jobs to its website announcing that iPhone buyers would receive $100 in store credit — but not before reminding everyone that, hey, “this is life in the technology lane.” Life in the tech lane, indeed. A year after the iPhone’s release, Jobs introduced yet another better, cheaper version: the iPhone 3G, which came in an 8GB model for $199 and a 16GB for $299. Burn.