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Apple History

Malware

World’s first computer virus hit the Apple II 35 years ago

March 20th, 2017

35 years ago, the first piece of malware to ever spread out in the wild came into existence. Dubbed “Elk Cloner” and created by a 15-year old programmer named Rich Skrenta, Elk Cloner was a boot sector virus that targeted the Apple II and spread via floppy disk. Fueled by curiosity as opposed to malice, …

A fascinating look at Apple prototypes that were never released

February 8th, 2017

Given Apple’s remarkable success and unrivaled profitability, the company maintains an incredibly streamlined product lineup relative to its size. Whereas some companies tend to throw everything against the wall in a futile effort to see what sticks, Apple tends to be much more judicious when deciding which product category is worth entering.

iPhone History Wiki

Apple engineer describes what it was like to work on the original iPhone

December 26th, 2016

When Steve Jobs decided that Apple should go ahead and build its own branded smartphone, he entrusted his trusty lieutenant Scott Forstall to assemble a team of Apple’s best and most ambitious engineers to develop what would ultimately be known as iOS. That Jobs was quick to give Forstall so much responsibility wasn’t much of …

Apple Product Failures

Apple’s biggest product disasters of all time

February 18th, 2016

Apple today is primarily known for the iPhone, but it’s easy to forget that the company has a long and storied product history that stretches back nearly four decades. In that timeframe, Apple has of course had more than its fair share of success with the Mac, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, but …