Steve Jobs: 1 year gone

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A year ago we lost Steve Jobs the founder of our favorite fruit company. Steve did many great things for the world and brought us technology a lot of us take for granted today. His memory lives on through his products we all love and through the company itself.

Steve you were an amazing person and brought the world so many amazing products and ideas. Just know we still think different.

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Apple: A Year In Review

Apple had a really big year. So I thought I would go into everything Apple did in 2011. Well not everything but the big things. So let’s get started.

iPad 2

The iPad 2 has been an amazing hit for Apple, and it still is. First announced by Steve Jobs on March 2nd 2011 I didn’t think that it would be such a hit along with many. On release date on March 11th I saw it would be an instant hit. It has turned out everyone wants one. At a point more people wanted an iPad 2 than world piece. It is a great product and when the new one get’s released it will be even better. Good work Apple.

Lawsuits, Lawsuits, and more Lawsuits,

This is a thing I don’t really want to mention but I feel like I have to. This year Apple went a little patent lawsuit crazy. Going after samsung copying the iPad 2. Android Manufactures so many I can’t list them but a quick google search should be able to find you this information. Apple has won over HTC in the US banning some phones from resale. Most older handsets not even for sale anymore. We will have to see how the rest of this plays out.

Lion

Mac OS X lion. Loved by some hated by others. Lion first made it’s way on to ALL of our systems July 20th a near 5 months ago. The software was the first Mac OS to be offered as a download only. It brought features from iOS including Full Screen apps, Resume, auto-save, and most importantly to some the mac app store. The Mac App Store has ton’s of apps. All of Apple’s Apps are also on the store. Lion has been the #1 most downloaded for 5 months and still is. Good work Apple. Personally I love lion and it’s features. Watch my in depth video of Lion here.

iOS 5

iOS 5. The best mobile os update Apple has ever made. Brining iCloud to the world. Great style notifications. iMessage. All of these improving on the already great operating system we have for our iOS devices. It is great and with iOS 5 5.1 beta we will have to see what new things come in the OS when the new iPad hardware is released. Read my iOS 5 review here.

New Management

Steve Jobs after the iPhone announcement announced he could no longer be CEO of Apple as he just didn’t feel like he could do well enough of a job. Placed as the chairman of the board Tim Cook replaced him and is the Current CEO.

iPhone 4s

The iPhone 4s set new records for sales. Breaking the records of weekend sales selling 4 million units in the opening weekend shattering the iPhone 4’s 2 million sales. the iPhone 4s is doing wonders for Apple. With the new A5 processor and Siri. Read my iPhone 4s review here.

Siri

This deserves it’s own spot as it is the biggest reason if not the only reason the iPhone 4s is selling the way it is. Siri Apple’s iPhone voice intelligent system is great and is the base of most of the iPhone ads they are airing today. It is incredible and I want to see it make it’s way to the iPad 3 that should be announced in the next few months. Read my iPhone 4s review including Siri here.

Goodbye Steve…

This year we said goodbye to the man who made Apple run. From the Apple I all the way to the iPhone 5 (ill touch on this next) Steve was the heart of Apple. His legacy still lives in his products as we can see his visions in iOS and all the Apple products we use every day. From the Mac to the iPhone. Thank you Steve… For everything.

iPhone 5

The rumor of the iPhone 5 has been going on for a while now and is still to this day. This was supposed to be the iPhone to be released and not the iPhone 4s. It was said that the iPhone 5 was one of the final projects Steve had worked on. Scrapped at the last minute we didn’t see the mystical device and we are hoping to see it this year. The iPhone was said to have a 4 inch screen, LTE 4G, and a new form factor. The phone is said to have been scrapped due to supply shortages or a hardware problem. Read all the iPhone rumors by clicking here!

Apple pushing to Introduce the iPad 3 on February 24th, Steve Jobs’ Birthday

FocusTaiwan reports that Apple is pushing it’s manufacturing partners to a deadline trying to make it so the iPad 3 would be announced on February 24th or Steve Jobs’ Birthday.

A local Chinese-language newspaper reported Friday that iPad3 might be launched on Feb. 24 to mark the anniversary of the birth of Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs.

Citing sources close to Taiwanese makers in the iPad3 supply chain, the Economic Daily News said the gadget could be launched in mid-first quarter of next year or by the end of next March.

This would be a wonderful thing if it actually happens. Let’s hope it does.

[FocusTaiwan, 9to5mac]

No Steve Jobs isn’t Dead [Twitter Rumors]

As one of the top stories surrounding Apples former CEO Steve Jobs CBS released a false statement saying that Steve Jobs had passed away.

“Reports say that Steve Jobs has passed away. Stay tuned for more updates.”

This comes from the CBS Trending Twitter feed and boy did everyone go crazy about it. But the Tweet was later removed and this one took its place.

“Reports of Steve Job’s [sic] death completely unconfirmed.”

Also CultOfMac talked to an Apple PR and they didn’t say that he has passed. So everyone stop worrying Steve is still with us.

Tim Cook says Apple “Won’t Change”

Tim Cook Apple’s new CEO after replacing Steve Jobs who resigned last night has issued an email to the Apple Staff saying that the company won’t change much. After all Steve is still going to be supposedly working at Apple as Chairman and Tim did fill in for Steve when he had his medical leaves and when Steve couldn’t do his day to day duties for his medical reasons. Read the email after the break.

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