The following is a list of the best-known products made by high-tech giant Apple, whose co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday at age 56 after a long battle with cancer.
o Macintosh computers: The first Macintosh computer was launched in 1984 and the line has grown to include iMac all-in-one desktop machines as well as stylishly sophisticated MacBook laptops.
o The iPod: Introduced in 2001, the hip personal music player revolutionized portable digital entertainment, culminating with its touchscreen iPod Touch MP3 player.
o The iTunes Store: Launched as the iTunes Store in 2003, Apple’s online shop sells music, movies, and television shows for computers and its mobile devices.
o The iPhone: Apple introduced its first iPhone in 2007, combining iPod features and Internet connectivity in a touchscreen smartphone that swiftly became the mobile device of choice.
o The App Store: Apple began letting outside developers customize applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch in 2008, opening an online App Store now stocked with more than 150,000 fun, functional and hip mini-programs.
o The iPad: Apple heralded the arrival of a “post personal computer era” in April 2010 with the launch of the iPad tablet computer, which is about the size of a letter-sized sheet of paper.