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CS 185C – History of Computing. Michael Haney San Jose State University. My Topic. The Recent History of Apple Starts with the return of Steve Jobs “Ends” with the death of Steve Jobs Doesn’t really end—Apple still has a lot to do Where does Apple go now?. What I Plan To Cover .

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cs 185c history of computing

CS 185C – History of Computing

Michael Haney

San Jose State University

my topic
My Topic

The Recent History of Apple

  • Starts with the return of Steve Jobs
  • “Ends” with the death of Steve Jobs
  • Doesn’t really end—Apple still has a lot to do
  • Where does Apple go now?

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what i plan to cover
What I Plan To Cover
  • Steve Jobs returns to Apple in 1997 when his company, NeXT is purchased by Apple
  • Apple is 90 days from bankruptcy

“What would I do? I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders…”

– Michael Dell, 1997

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What I Plan To Cover
  • Apple creates online “Apple Store”
  • Apple starts focusing on core products
  • Apple starts to make money
  • Apple starts to make A LOT of money
  • At time of Steve Job’s death, Apple is the 2nd most valuable company in the world.

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what i plan to cover5
What I Plan To Cover
  • Where does Apple go from here?
  • Rumored:
    • An Apple brand television
    • Next generation iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc)

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What I Plan To Cover
  • Where does Apple go from here?
  • Rumored:
    • An Apple brand television
    • Next generation iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, etc)
  • What Apple has meant to me personally
    • Didn’t like it initially
    • Now I think that the Apple ecosystem is pretty smart, and why I think this
    • How Apple has changed my life, and all of our lives

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why i plan to cover that stuff
Why I Plan To Cover That Stuff
  • I feel that Apple is important
  • Apple has influenced the lives of people who’ve never even used Apple products
  • Openness/closed-ness debate
  • Personal histories are important too

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where will i get information
Where Will I Get Information?
  • Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
  • Steve Wozniak – Hasn’t gotten back to me yet…
  • Miscellaneous internet research
  • Personal impressions
  • Existing personal impressions on the IEEEGHN
  • The Computer History Museum

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what will i produce
What Will I Produce
  • I wanted to actually contribute something useful and informative to the IEEEGHN, so…
  • My IEEEGHN article (of course)
  • A report with my personal impressions and thoughts concerning the research I did

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questions ideas thoughts
Questions?Ideas?Thoughts?

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