It is the first company to successfully pivot from computer maker to device maker. And its devices are now ubiquitous, its annual new product releases are among the most anticipated in the world and it recently announced it would begin issuing a dividend to its stock owners expected to generate $10 billion in the first year alone. There is also speculation that Apple will enter into the payments market in the near future (allowing its handheld products to serve in the same fashion as a credit card). This alone would turn them into a trillion dollar company.
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The PC didn’t magically appear in its current wide-screen, multi-core, HD/3D viewing form overnight. It took many years (30, to be exact) to evolve from the venerable IBM PC of 1981 to the high-powered tech gadgets of today. The original idea of the PC was sound: using off the shelf parts combined with a relatively open, but fiercely curated set of standards so we wouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel every time we wanted to advance from one version of the PC to the next.
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I am old enough I remember when the Sony Walkman was the must have gadget. We have come a long way with portable music, just look at what we are using today as opposed to just 15 or 20 years ago. It makes me wonder, how did we survive without or iPhones and other gadgets of convenience?