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In pictures: Apple past and present

With the launch of the iPad, we take a look at Apple's product milestones

  • Apple's latest product, the iPad

  • The lightweight MacBook Air was released in January 2008, and touted as the "world's thinnest notebook." Image credit: Apple

  • The Mac OS X software is the 10th version of the Mac's operating system.

  • The MacBook Pro line of portable computers was originally released in 2006 and still going strong. Photo credit:

  • The Macintosh Portable, released in 1989, was Apple's first foray into the portable computing market.

  • The iPod was an immediate hit and in 2003, after taking the world by storm, Apple completed the content part of the picture with the launch of the iTunes Store. It opened the floodgates for legal music on the Net.

  • Steve Wozniak's Apple 1 went on sale in 1976 as a circuit board. This one pictured is on display at the Smithsonian Museum. Photo credit: rebelpilot.

  • The iPod, launched in October 2001, was Apple's game-changing entry into the consumer music player market.

  • In the early 90s, Apple crept into the PDA market with the Newton. Photo credit: [[xref:http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Rama|Rama]].

  • Released in 2007, the iPhone's influence throughout the world has been astounding.

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