GUI to Apple iPhone: The story of a tech revolution
The author is a tech enthusiast and a post graduate in Economics
Many of us are familiar with premium Apple gadgets viz. the Apple iPhone, the iPad, the iPod and the MacBook. The Apple products are preferred by tech consumers the world over. But they come with a caveat. They are costly. Even though they are costly, people rush to buy them, often waiting in long queues for long hours. Because they know that these gadgets are positively reviewed for their fine quality, smart features, and the associated status symbol.
Apple’s popularity and promise for fine quality was achieved with the relentless efforts of one of the greatest visionaries the world had ever seen. Some are not familiar with the name Steve Jobs but can easily associate the venture he had helped build i.e. Apple Inc. Steve was born to a Syrian Muslim immigrant father and a catholic American mother. His biological mother put him for adoption. He was adopted by the Jobs family. Steve’s father was an automobile mechanic. This had inspired young Steve to be creative at his work.
With his friend, Steve Wozniak, he built the first Personal Computer. Initially, they had received several setbacks. But they were clear in their mission. Together, they had improved and produced different versions of the MAC computer. Mac computers were introduced with the GUI (Graphical User Interface) computing platform which displays icons. It enables the users to open different programs by clicking respective icons making it more user friendly. The idea was later borrowed by the Microsoft.
Today, the MacBook and the iMac are indispensable parts of a variety of fields including photography, music, film production, designing etc. The revolutionary portable music player, the iPod, was also a fine product from the house of Apple. From the time of its introduction, it remained a market favourite. The iPad revolutionized the tablet segment.
In 2007, Apple brought its innovation named the Apple iPhone. A decade had passed since its launch. The iPhone can be rightly termed as the front-runner in the smartphone industry. Although, tech giant, the Microsoft, had earlier introduced smartphones, it was Apple which was succeeded in producing the best in class smartphones.
An untimely lose:
Unfortunately, Steve Jobs had passed away in 2011. He had lost a long battle to pancreatic cancer. But his legacy continues. The ideas and products which he had helped build awes the world even to this day.
New leadership, renewed direction:
Tim Cook, the present CEO of Apple Inc., has ushered in a new era of innovation. Under his leadership, the company has achieved greater heights. Today, Apple’s products include the MacBook, the iMac, the iPad, the iPad Mini, the iPad Pro, the iPod Touch, Apple Pencil, iPhone series, Apple TV, Apple Connect, Quick Player, the Mac OS, iOS, Apple Watch, iCloud, Apple Music and the iTunes.
A great salute to the visionary in Steve Jobs.
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