IT Management: 25 Things You Might Not Know About Apple

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-04-02 Print this article Print
25 Things You Might Not Know About Apple

25 Things You Might Not Know About Apple

by Nicholas Kolakowski
Apple released the iPad on April 3, the latest in a long string of products that have changed the tech industry over the past three decades. While Apple remains one of the most-written-about companies on the planet, some facts of its existence might be more obscure to the everyday reader—such as the fact that Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial Design Jonathan Ive talked with candy manufacturers to figure out how to get the iMac's translucent colors just right, or that the original Macintosh Portable weighed more than 16 pounds. The following look at this iconic company and CEO Steve Jobs highlights some particularly interesting aspects of its past, including how far the company's come from its days of the Apple II and that clunky Macintosh Portable.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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