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Steve Jobs: 1955-2011

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Image courtesy of Apple

Steven P. Jobs, co-founder of Apple, passed away yesterday, October 5th, 2011.  Considered to many to be a true visionary, he redesigned the way we look at computers, portable music devices, cellular phones and even technology as a whole.  There’s always something better to make, always something to improve on, and always something to spark your imagination.

Steve Jobs leaves behind a legacy that the world has been changed by and will never forget.

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”– Steven P. Jobs

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Steve Jobs Retires from Apple

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Steve Jobs officially announced his retirement from his world renowned company Apple this week.  What does this mean for Apple?  Not much exactly.  It will still continue to be a Steve Jobs company.  Steve Jobs has been involved since its inception, but has taken numerous hiatuses the last several years due to illness.  In dealing with his absence, Apple worked on training a replacement who could eventually fill his place when Apple’s creator steps down.

This comes a little over a month before the big launch of the iPhone 5.  He will continue to be involved with the company but is relinquishing his CEO title to Tim Cook who was hired by Apple in 1998.  Jobs will continue to be involved in the company and will remain chairman of the board.  Watch Apple continue to evolve as an innovative company with the guidance of new individuals continuing Apple’s inexhaustible success.


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Apple Refreshes Their iPod And Apple TV Lineup

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

New Apple Family at Abt

Yesterday Apple announced their new line up of iPods and their revamped Apple TV.

The 4th generation Shuffle went old school and brought back the scroll wheel, clip and power switch from the 2nd generation design.  The $49 unit comes in five colors (silver, green, pink, orange and blue), one capacity (2GB), and all the features of the 3rd generation’s VoiceOver model.

The new 6th generation iPod nano had a total overhaul and now features a 1” touch screen.  It is Apple’s smallest nano at a 1.5” square and only 0.35” thick.  It comes in seven colors (silver, gray, blue, orange, pink, green and red), two capacities (8GB – $149 and 16GB – $179) and features a clip on the back (similar to the iPod Shuffle).  However, the video camera from last year’s Nano has been removed.

The 4th generation Touch comes in three sizes: 8GB for $229, 32GB for $299 and 64GB for $399.  The biggest update to this model is the addition of two video cameras (like the iPhone 4), which allows for video conferencing.  Other changes include a lighter and thinner case, split volume rocker and smaller design changes.  This is Apple’s closest iPod to the iPhone, without it being an actual phone.

The new $99 Apple TV is about 1/4th the size of the old Apple TV, with a built in power supply.  It has one HDMI connector and Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.  A big change is making everything rental only – that means no purchases on Apple TV.  This eliminates any issues people had with storage.  Another big surprise are 99 cent TV show rentals.  As of today, only ABC and Fox have signed on.

Apple also launched iTunes 10 and Ping, a music social network.  With Ping, you can follow friends and artists to see what they’re listing to and downloading.

Abt will be carrying the new iPod line up and Apple TV.  Check out our site this afternoon for more information or stop by the store next week to see them in action.

-Jennifer A.

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