Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the wraps off the ‘iPad’ tablet yesterday, looking to define

a new category of wireless device that will play video, games and other media.
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ILLUSTRATIONS NOT TO SCALE
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Macintosh I28k
Compact
all-in-one
computer
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Macintosh
Portable
Apple’s first
attempt at a
portable
computer
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PowerBook
Features I0
inch colour
screen
and trackball
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Power Macintosh
Transition from
Motorola’s processors
to PowerPC chips
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Power Mac G3,
Steve Jobs
returns to Apple
and eventually
becomes CEO
I998
iMac
First Mac to
offer USB ports,
drop support for
SCSI and floppy
drives
I999
iBook
First Mac
using Unified
Motherboard
Architecture
(UMA)
2007
iPod touch
First iPod with
touch screen
and wireless
Internet access.
8GB / I6GB
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iPod
First Apple
portable
digital music
player
2004
iPod
mini
2006
Mac Pro
Completes
Apple's
transition
to Intel
processors
2008
iPhone 3G*
GPS, faster
access to
Internet and
download mail
Calendar
Settings
Safari
Mail
Photos
iPod
Maps
Notes
Contacts

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