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The long history of Apple displays is marked by many new solutions, such as the introduction of the first color monitors, LCD displays, flat panel displays, portable displays and so on… The first Cinema Display was released in September 1999, and was available in different sizes. The Thunderbolt Display was introduced in July 2011. After many changes and improvements, Apple discontinued the Apple Cinema Display. Today the Thunderbolt Display is the only Apple display marketed directly by the company.

Apple Cinema Display HD (23-Inch)

The Apple Cinema Display HD (High Definition, 23-inch) is an active-matrix LCD matte display, with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. As the moniker HD implies, this display is designed for HDTV content playback. It has a higher contrast ratio, brightness, as well as a wider viewing angle which enhance the viewing experience greatly. (more…)

History of Apple 2002 – The Most Significant Events

As Glen Sanford states on his History of Apple Website, «in January 2002, Apple reinvented the consumer desktop, again, when it released its flat panel iMac». The company also announced iPhoto, a new software package. However, Apple stumbled in the second half of 2002, when the marketplace shrank due to global economic conditions. In June, Apple introduced its Switchers ad campaign, which would grow to be one of the most successful of Apple’s history. Based on non-scripted monologues of real people, the Switchers campaign made the strongest case yet for Macs in a PC world. In July 2002, Apple announced iCal and iSync, as well as the free iTools service which would be rolled into a new subscription-based «dotMac» service, aimed at futher centralizing the Mac in the high-tech lifestyle. But in October Apple announced a quarterly loss of $45 million, due to weak PowerBook and PowerMac sales. (more…)

iMac G4/800 17-Inch (Flat Panel, 2002)

The iMac G4/800 has its hardware housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 17” flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac G4/800 features a 800 MHz PowerPC 7445 (G4) processor with the AltiVec “Velocity Engine” vector processing unit, 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 80.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), a tray-loading “Super Drive”, and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support). The fanless cooling is replaced with an internal fan. The internal speakers are swapped for the external optional ones. The model was available with Apple Keyboard and Apple Mouse. The pre-installed OS are MacOS X 10.1 and MacOS 9.2. (more…)

iMac (15-inch, 700 MHz G4, Early 2002)

The iMac (15-inch, 700 MHz G4, Early 2002) design is a great departure from the previous generation. All the hardware is housed in a hemisphere about 10 inches high, while the 15” flat panel TFT monitor tops it on an adjustable steel arm. The iMac (15-inch, 700 MHz G4, Early 2002) features a 700 MHz PowerPC 7441 (G4) processor 128 MB / 256 MB of RAM (PC133 SDRAM), a 40.0 GB Ultra ATA/66 hard drive (5400 RPM), a tray-loading CD-RW drive / DVD-ROM/CD-RW “Combo” Drive, and NVIDIA GeForce2 MX graphics with 32 MB of DDR SDRAM (AGP 2X support). The new housing turns out to be very demanding. Apple engineers had had to drop the fanless cooling in the first place and opt for an internal fan. There was no place for internal speakers either, so they had been swapped for the external optional ones. They were shipped with the Combo Drive model. Both models were shipped with white Apple Pro keyboard and mouse, later named simply Apple keyboard and Apple mouse. (more…)

iMac G4/700 SE (Flat Panel) 2002

The iMac G4/700 SE is the top model to wrap up the whole G4 line. It got the fastest processor of the 7xx family – 700 Hz – and the largest hard drive – 60 GB, the largest RAM from the box – 256 MB and the most popular colors: Graphite and Snow. The iMac G4/700 features a 700 MHz PowerPC 750cx (G3) processor with a 256k on-chip level 2 cache, 256 MB of RAM, a 60.0 GB Ultra ATA hard drive, a slot loading 8X/4X/24X CD-RW drive, ATI Rage 128 Ultra (AGP 2X) graphics with 16 MB of VRAM and Firewire “400” ports as well as the in-built speakers, a 15-inch CRT display and AirPort support. The iMac G3/500 is available in two crisp colors: Graphite and Snow. (more…)

iPod Classic 6th Gen

Though similar to the iPod classic 5th Enhanced in design, the new iPod classic 6th Gen has a thinner case. Aluminum fronts and a chromed stainless steel back replaced the polycarbonate fronts on the previous models. iPod features the much improved battery life (30 hours of music and 5 hours of video for the 80 GB model and 40 hours of music and 7 hours of video for the 160 GB model). The software was also greatly improved having adopted much from the iPhone OS X, the Cover Flow feature for selecting albums included. The interface enhancements were inspired by “MacOS X Leopard”. For gamers, iPhone 6th included three games in a bundle: iQuiz, Vortex, and Klondike. (more…)

iPod Classic 2nd generation (2002) – Full information

The iPod Classic 2nd generation (2002) replaces the scroll wheel used on the iPod 1st generation with a touch sensitive scroll wheel. While users had to physically turn the wheel, now they could only touch to achieve the results. The iPod Classic 2nd generation also had a larger hard drive, used a cover to the Firewire port, a thinner Firewire cable, a hold switch revised, a wired remote control. A carrying case was added. Apple used the suffix classic to describe the iPod 2nd generation. However this definition wasn’t officially included until the 6th generation. (more…)