Apple Technology

By Faatimah Shahbaz and Samantha Palad

What is Apple?

In the world today, most people think of Steve Jobs and The Apple company when they hear the term 'Apple'. The inventor of Apple is Steve Jobs. Apple sells varied products like Mac Books , iPhones , iPads , iPods etc. Our big question is 'How have Apple products evolved over time and did Steve Jobs always have a passion for tecnology?

Steve Jobs' Life

Steven Paul Jobs was born on the 24th of February 1955. He was an adopted son and wanted to know about his biological parents,he found out about them when he was 27. Growing up, Jobs' father would teach him about building computers. Steve went to Monta Loma Elementary School , Cuptertino Junior high School , Homestead High School and Reed College. During his schooling years, he was so intelligent that at Junior High, the administrators wanted to skip him ahead to high school, unfortunately, his parents didn't allow it.

During high school or college Steve met his work partner Steve Wozniak. They began selling their personal and expensive items while working in Jobs' garage. Like any business, Apple had it's down falls and when their items suffered huge flaws , Jobs went and bought an animation company which today is known as Pixar Animations Studios and his own hardware called NeXT Inc.

NeXT Inc had many failed attempts to sell its products to mainstream America. Apple bought the company in 1996 for $429 million dollars. The following year Steve Jobs returned to Apple as it's CEO.

In 2003 Jobs discovered he had neuroendocrine tumour , a rare but operatable type of pancreatic cancer. He post poned his surgeries a lot which made Apple worry. But in 2004 he has a successful surgery.

During his lifetime he made a world changing company. Making many recognisable products such as the iPhone , iPad , iMac that make millions of dollars every week. Sadly on October 5 2011, Apple announced that it's co-founder had passed away. After battling pancreatic cancer for nearly a decade, Steve Jobs died in Palo Alto. He was 56 years old.

#The iPhones

Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone on 29th June 2007. It had a very simple name , iPhone or otherwise known as the 2G. It had the basic features like Safari (Internet) , camera , music and more.

Then came the iPhone 3G on the 11th of July 2008. It added a GPS , 3G (faster internet). It also included a new black plastic rather than the metal one on the previous model. A white model of the 3G was also available. Following on 19th June 2009 which was the 3GS. It had not much differences but video recording and a compass.

On 24 June 2010 the iPhone 4 came out (We have that model of the iPhone). Apple redesigned it by having a glass back instead of plastic and a metal band around the edge of the phone. It also introduced a camera facing the user , FaceTime , better screen and camera.

After that came the iPhone 4S which came out 14th October 2011. The only difference was an 8 megapixel camera and Siri.

The iPhone 5 was released on 21 September 2012. The screen was 10.16cm tall rather than its traditional 8.89cm screen. It has 4G/LTE which is super fast internet. Plus the screen is much thinner.

20th September was the release date of 2 iPhones , the 5C and 5S. The 5C was available in different colours also with a FaceTime HD front camera. The 5S introduced the fingerprint sensor , also known as ( A.K.A ) the Touch ID.

The newest models the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were released on the 19th September. The iPhone 6 has a 11cm screen and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 13.97cm screen.

iPhones have evolved over time , with small chips , becoming skinnier , bigger and new features. This is one of the most iconic items in the world.

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#The iPads

The 1st iPad generation was announced January 27th 2010. This was available to the U.S on April 4th 2010 and other countries on May 28th 2010. It had the ability to play music , browse the web , send and receive emails and many more. The screen was 24cm long.

The 2nd iPad was announced on March 2nd 2011 and released March 11th 2011.It had a more sleeker design than the 1st generation . It also had curved edges because people complained that the 1st iPad made their hands sore.

March 16th 2012 was the date of the iPad 3. It kept the 2nd iPad's design other than being slightly thicker. This was the first iPad to have a retina display , making a sharper picture.

The iPad 4 and the first iPad mini were released on November 2nd 2012. The 4th iPad was almost the same other than having the FaceTime feature. The iPad mini had a 20cm screen other than the traditional 24cm screen. The first iPad mini didn't have the retina display.

Next the iPad Air was announced on October 22nd 2013. The iPad Air looked like the iPad mini but had it's regular size. At the same time the iPad mini 2 was announced with a better retina display.

On the 22nd of October 2014 the iPad Air 2 was released. This iPad had a more thinner design than the iPad Air and it's new features included a better camera and the Touch ID. The same day the iPad Mini 3 was released , this iPad had the same design as the iPad mini 2 but also featured a better camera and Touch ID.

iPads also became world changing and internationally loved technology.

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#The iMacs

The first iMac was released on the 15th of August 1998 and discontinued on March 18th 2003. It could do EXTREMELY simple things because it was a reasonably old computer.

The iMac G4 was released on January 7 2002 and discontinued on August 31st 2004. The key design element to this was its circular dome feature. Where the 'arm' was adjustable and could be at any angle.

On the 13th of August 2004 was the release of the iMac G5 , it discontinued on January or March 10th 2005. The iMac G5 design by making it not the iMac or the adjustable arm on the G4.

Then on the 6th of January 2010 the iMac (intel plastic) was released. It then got discontinued around August 2007. Next on August 7th 2007 came the iMac (Aluminium) and discontinued October 2009. After that was the iMac (Aluminium unibody). It was discontinued on Ocotber 2012.

During November 30th 2012 was the release of the iMac ( slim aluminium unibody). Finally the last iMac was released on October 16th 2014 was the iMac with retina display.

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We believe we completed our Smore presentation well, as we were able to complete it with all of our effort in it. We are proud of the fact that we were able to complete our project at home, while fairly doing the research and editing each. Since, we had no means of communication over the holidays ( exept Viber ) Samantha and halved the work, so she did the reasearch and I did the editing.

Week 1 - This week we put together our plan for the Term, decided our topic and put together our main question.

Questions for next week -

What is Steve Jobs' life story ?

Week 2 - This week we started researching and putting together our information about Steve Jobs and his life. And next week we will continue our information about Steve's life.

Questions for next week -What happened during Steve Jobs' life ? Did this affect his future ? if yes.. How ?

Week 3 - This week we researched more of Jobs' life. Since we're almost finished with our Steve Jobs' information we decided we would start working on Apple's products.

Questions for next week -

What are some of the products Apple created over time and what are the differences between them ?

Weeks 4, 5 and 6 - During these 3 weeks we focused on the products with no other major goal.

Questions for next week -

What was the reaction from the world, while Apple released it's new products ?

Did the products change over time ? if yes... How ?

Weeks 7,8 and 9 - During these three weeks our top priority will be to reflect on our lessons, each week.

So, this is the end of our presentation, we hope you enjoyed it and were well informed about Steve Jobs and the Apple company.

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