The top 5 Apple products ever
10 years ago no one would have believed that we would all be carrying powerful computers in our trouser pockets in 2012. The iPhone commenced the Smartphone revolution with its merging of computer and phone technologies to allow an infinitely versatile platform for developers to create innovative applications. Using the iPhones ability to know where you are, who your friends are and your habits, applications can enhance our lives numerous ways. The latest iteration of the phone, the iPhone 4s sports “Siri”, a virtual butler that allows the user to ask questions of the phone by voice command. The command of the market for smartphones in the UK means that you can get some incredible iPhone deals.
Within only three iterations of the iPad, Apple has potentially reached the zenith of tablet design. Though other companies have entered the market with tablets of different sizes and capabilities, Apple have continued to dominate sales. Recent innovations include the Retina Display for the iPad 3, which makes photo browsing and reading of text a virtual delight. A boost in processing power allows judder free video conferencing and games playing. All this whilst delivering a 19-hour battery life, that will see you through the longest of journeys.
Apple’s iPod brought about a revolution in portable music players. It wasn’t the first device of its kind, but Apple’s unique sense of design and user-friendly implementation resulted in the adoption of this tiny little device across the whole planet. The takeover of the iPod has been so complete that you will rarely see anybody listening to music using another device. With its ability to hold thousands of CDs in one tiny device, it’s no surprise that it has become so popular. With one in your pocket your music needs can be well and truly catered to, allowing access to all of our favourite songs while on the move. Of course, this would be nothing without the music, which leaves us neatly on to.
As a former head of the Disney Corporation Steve Jobs found himself in an a unique position and was able to flex his corporate muscle to get warring record companies to agree on a common standard for access and sale of their music via Apple’s iTunes Store. Previously, different record labels had developed their own online delivery platforms, and various types of copyright protection, which left consumers confused and unable to purchase all their music in one place. The iTunes store changed all of this by giving easy access to music you love, and providing intelligent recommendations to listeners set upon voyages of aural discovery.
Apple produced another game changer with the MacBook Air which with dispensed some of the traditional elements you would find in a laptop such as a CD-ROM drives to deliver an ultra-thin, ultra-hip laptop experience that could be slipped into a bag and taken with you wherever you wished. Recent upgrades to processors, hard drives and video cards have brought the MacBook Air’s performance in line with that of MacBook Pros meaning that you can be stylish whilst still packing a considerable punch.