Apple Computer is a technology and consumer electronics company based in Palo Alto, California that was founded on April 1st, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. In terms of revenue, Apple is the second largest technology company worldwide. Amongst other accolades Apple was named the most valuable brand in 2013 and the most admired brand in 2008. Apple thrives by making all of their products work seamlessly together and providing top notch customer support that is notably almost completely based in America and Canada. A year after being founded, Apple became incorporated in 1977 with Roland Wayne out of the picture.
Their own greatest problem is competing with itself, by selling more of their own Apple products, such as the iPhone having more sales then iPads (The Apple Case Study, 2013). The reason this happens is because Apple never stops developing better products. Every time Apple comes out with new model it is better in more than one category. The new iPad 5 has a... ... middle of paper ... ...ments (Venture Beat, 2013). This was not good when Apple only grew about half a percent while other tablets gain more ground on the iPad Tablet (Venture Beat, 2013).
This computer, called the Macintosh, was among the first to be cheap enough to be purchased by the general public. While a previous Apple computer, the Apple Lisa, cost $10,000, the Macintosh cost only $2,495, allowing Macintosh to be ... ... middle of paper ... ... Intel processor, which gave it up to four times the speed of the PowerBook G4. This speed allowed people to go anywhere and do anything with their laptop (“Thirty”). Then, in 2008, Apple shook up the computer industry once again. On January 16, 2008, Apple unveiled MacBook Air.
Todays computers come equipped with 400-600 Mhz processors that can multi-task at an alarming rate. Intel has just started the release phase of it’s new Pentium III-800MHz processor. Glenn Henry is quoted to say “Megahertz is all people care about” and this is too true. Sys Technology recently came out with what they claim as the “fastest commercially available PC”. This computer runs at an astonishing 1000 Mhz or 1 Ghz.
Apple continued to enhance its line of hardware and software solutions by releasing new computers with innovation after innovation. Their computers were fast, they offered smart hardware, they did not crash and they developed a reputation for being very easy to use regardless of your computer expertise. They were the choice for the public school system in the United S... ... middle of paper ... ...Mac users to keep their hardware for years upon years. The only and first major reason to upgrade or replace your Mac happened when OS X was introduced and even then, users could simply add memory to their hardware to make it capable to run the new Operating system. On the other end, a typical life expectancy of a PC is 3 years.
Another consequence of Apple... ... middle of paper ... ...ays it to Microsoft. This allows Microsoft to build on what they know, and apply security coding to their Personal Computers based on current and foreseeable future threats. Like Apple’s approach, this only works for a short period of time before the user must buy expensive software to detect and eliminate any potential threat to their computer. A Personal Computer is a more intelligent purchase than a Macintosh because Microsoft has mastered the art of providing a wide variety of affordable computers and is competitive with Apple in providing security to their users. Microsoft allows PCs to be configured by many different manufactures so that for each individual there is a PC that fits their unique preferences.
Microsoft’s products include recent iterations like the Microsoft Surface, while Apple has a new Macbook in development. But their technologies are not limited to standard computers. Both companies are well respected in the smartphone market. Apple’s iPhone 6 is the world’s best selling smartphone and Microsoft’s line of Window’s phones are struggling to keep the competition. There is also the wearable technology revolution that has just begun with Apple’s Apple Watch sparking popularity in the market.
Introduction Throughout the history of the personal computing there has been groundbreaking success within the evolution of the laptop, more so with the transition decade by decade with different iteration of the personal computer from being big and bulky to smaller, slimmer and sleeker with every model reproduction. The history of the MacBook Pro has been illustrated since 2006 to follow suit with how far the evolution of the laptop has come with the first iteration of the MacBook. As a competing notebook it is recognized as a vital companion to its customers providing efficient ways to complete essential tasks. Throughout this paper the significant advancement to the laptop will be portrayed and the impact of the MacBook will be discussed and it’s achievements through aesthetic such as design, the intuitive software and OS. Taking a look back The question always asked is "Who invented the computer?"
Yet, Apple was able to create a computer of high quality in the form of the PowerMac, an extremely fast processor, making it the best computer in the market. Once again, the company Apple rejoined the race to create the latest product deeming it a major competitor. Apple is now credited to be one of the largest technology companies in the world. Today, Apple creates and sells much more than computers. Apple has released the popular digital music players (iPod) replacing the older mp3 players.
Apple has been a part of society and our lifestyles for almost 40 years! Android has been around for only 7 years. Looking at these numbers makes an enormous statement: without a doubt, Apple is a far better and more experienced company than Android. Like any company, there are obstacles that stand in the way of making a good product. For example, when Disney lost Walt, "it took over a decade for the company to get back on track" (Harry McCracken).