The first Macintosh was introduced January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs was only 29 then but now at age 55 Jobs has seen 28 years of success.
Macintosh went from the Lisa (never released) to the revolution of the iPad, A lot of people have the opinion that the Ipad is just a giant iPod Touch but it’s defiantly not there is similarity’s but the iPod Touch no way adds up to the technology contained in the sleek thin piece of 9.7” glass.
Macintosh wanted to put something small but powerful to manage the task of processing all the data an app could throw at it, they did this by introducing the A4 processor at 1ghz it is powerful enough even with just 215m of Ram to run OS3.1 the current OS and it will be powerful enough to power the new OS4 to come this fall.
So where did the i start?
The i has been around for 12 years it began with the iMac in 1998 now the I is etched into the most popular item in any persons portable devices the IPod.
Macintosh were always lagging back behind Microsoft though the one thing Microsoft never thought of was the revolution of the iPod they didn’t think of it in 2001 they still haven’t thought of anything better in 2010, Nine years on Microsoft is being beaten at the one thing they used to have, A dream.
Don’t get me wrong Microsoft has a great operating system, they have also come along way but they haven’t managed to get there devices into hundreds of thousands likely even millions of people’s pockets, yes they have Windows Mobile but they don’t have iOS the best OS for portable devices.
People forget the fact that Microsoft and Apple have worked together for generations, Microsoft went in the path of software so no doubt Apple has ties with Microsoft programmers to create great applications yes Apple have there own apps such as iworks, ipaint and so on but Without Microsoft OSX would be long off probably wouldn’t even be designed.
In 28 years Macintosh has released almost 200 personal computers that includes laptops it all went from the Lisa2 to the Macbook the technology has considerable changes not just in hardware but the operating system OSX is the best UNIX based system ever released by Macintosh though Windows 7 still is the most successful operating system to date.
Macintosh is destined to go further than ever with portable technology though in my opinion Microsoft will continue to produce great operating systems but I believe one day if Macintosh keeps there innovative dreams just maybe they will take over the future of technology though saying this there is connections both with Microsoft and Macintosh so I believe the key is not to compete with each other but to form a closer connection than ever a partnership, A new brand.