"We have something really exciting for you today."
The world wasn’t watching when Steve Jobs took the stage 10 years ago with “the promise of unveiling a breakthrough digital device.” There was no raucous applause break when he slid what he called the iPod out of his pocket, and none of the invited attendees hooted or hollered during the flawless demo.
Most folks say that May 6, 1998 -- the day that Steve Jobs introduced the then-revolutionary iMac to a wowed Cupertino crowd -- was the day that Apple was reborn. They’re wrong.
The iMac did indeed pull Apple Computer out of its seemingly irreversible death spiral, but the computer maker remained a small player in a field dominated by others. The day that today’s Apple was born occurred 10 years ago this month.
Only in the Apple world do we get excited about Apple employees not receiving any time off, because more often than not, it usually means something big is on the way. Tough gig, right? Retail employees were reportedly told to not take any time off between May 20 and 22. What could be on the way? It does so happen that Apple retail stores will be celebrating their 10th anniversary. Hmmm...
They grow up so fast! The notorious Dev-Team has been keeping our iOS devices jailbroken and unlocked for a while now, including the latest iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak unleashed to celebrate the third anniversary of their PwnageTool application.
While it might not be Apple-related news, the pew-pew minded folks over our sister site Gamesradar have pointed out something simply too awesome to ignore: Super Mario is 25 years old, and to celebrate Nintendo is gearing up to celebrate!
How hardy will the Japanese game company party? According to Gamesradar, hard enough to bust out a 25th Anniversary Edition pack of Super Mario games spanning the full quarter-century of the franchise's existence. We're sure you'll agree, that's pretty sweet.
Do you remember how exciting the notion of Google Voice on the iPhone was? No, not the consolation-prize web app version of Google Voice available to us now, but Google Voice on the hoof, one tap away from use on your Apple-branded device. Sadly, the dream of a native iPhone app for the service has never materialized, leaving Google Voice users without the on-device support or features that the excellent service warrants. How did it all go wrong? Google and Apple used to be so good together. We always thought they'd be the couple to make it out alive.
Almost as soon as the iPhone was first released in the summer of 2007, enterprising developers were hard at work making it do things that Apple never expected. One of those developers, Readdle, jumped into the platform with both feet nearly a year before an official App Store was ever released to the public.