Ryan Loughlin Professor Fang Fang March 15th, 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? • When can we plan on seeing them? • Where are they going to be released? • Why is this important?
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….
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? And what is he doing……
What are these? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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
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)
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?
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!