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Ryan Loughlin Professor Fang Fang March 15 th , 2007. IS News Presentation: Apple Inc. . Sheer Popularity Range of Products Technological Advancements Ease of Use Dominating Market Shares Etc…. Why Apple?. Questions? . Who is Apple? What are their future products?

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Ryan loughlin professor fang fang march 15 th 2007 l.jpg

Ryan Loughlin

Professor Fang Fang

March 15th, 2007

IS News Presentation: Apple Inc.


Why apple l.jpg

Sheer Popularity

Range of Products

Technological Advancements

Ease of Use

Dominating Market Shares

Etc….

Why Apple?


Questions l.jpg

Questions?

  • Who is Apple?

  • What are their future products?

  • When can we plan on seeing them?

  • Where are they going to be released?

  • Why is this important?


Some statistics l.jpg

Apple was created in 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne.

First found success with personal computers before such hardware as an iPod.

Some Apple products

PC’s

Laptops

iPod’s

Operating Systems

Cell Phones

Video Devices

Etc…

Some Statistics….


Apple releases its new products twice a year in two different places l.jpg

WWDC

(World Wide Developers Conference)

WWDC takes place June 11-15, 2007.

WWDC will be held at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, California

Apple’s most important annual event for hardware and software developers, including in-house developers, computational scientists, IT managers, and system administrators.

MacWorld Expo

First Macworld Expo occurred in 1985

A trade show dedicated to the Apple Macintosh platform

Put on by IDG World Expo

Usually during the second week of January

Features educational conferences taught by leaders in their field

Apple releases its new products twice a year in two different places….


Who is this l.jpg

Who is this?

And what is he doing……


What are these l.jpg

What are these?

? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?


Apple tv l.jpg

Actually introduced in September of last year but wasn't fully demonstrated until this past January

Allows you to wireless sync music, movies and photos from your computer to your widescreen television

Available for $299

Should be shipping any day now (mid March is what they said)

Apple TV


The iphone and all of you will own one or at least want one l.jpg

It will be your:

ipod

Cell phone

Web Browser

Digital Camera

Navigation System

EVERYTHING!

Price:

$499 for 4 GB model

$599 for 8 GB model

When:

Should be shipping in late June

The iPhone(and all of you will own one)(or at least want one)


So why is this important l.jpg

Because this is the future….

Being able to produce and manufacture amazing products that are simplistic and affordable is what makes Apple such a success.

So I would encourage you to watch Steve Jobs next Apple Keynote Address at the WWDC in June of this year

So why is this important?


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And how does this relate to IT….

  • Information Technology is defined "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware."

  • Why this definition may be lost…..

  • What information really matters to you?

  • These products can help with all forms of IT!


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