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The Apple Beat: 5 Technologies Apple pioneered that became tech standards  

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WiFi - Apple called it AirPort and it debuted with the original clamshell iBooks and the AirPort Base Station which was a hotspot that resembled a spaceship. A magical technology, AirPort made it possible to untether from an Ethernet connection in order to get true wireless Internet. WiFi has evolved, it is a standard feature on most portable devices and everyone from Starbucks to McDonald’s offers free connections to entice users.

Gadjo C. Sevilla - canadianreviewer.com

Video iBook Special edition

Promotional video for the 366Mhz iBook Special edition

TV Series Dr.Psycho - German Columbo with an iBook

The award-winnung german TV Comedy series Dr. Psycho - The Bad, The Coppers, My Wife and Me (2007 / 2008) by Ralf Husmann had a friendly and disheveled-looking main charcter (a bit like the american detective Columbo) - Dr. Max Munzl (Christian Ulmen) who seems to belong to a different era. He rides an old folding bicycle and uses a Blueberry iBook - whilst his team consists of car-drivers and Wintel PC users.

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Steve Jobs presenting the iBook at Macworld 1999

Steve Jobs introduces the iBook during the keynote presentation of Macworld Conference & Expo, New York City on July 21, 1999.

Phil Schiller's iBook stunt

Immediately after his presentation of the iBook and its new airport feature: Marketing Director Phil Schiller jumps with his wireless connected iBook several meters down onto a gym mat - nice stunt !


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