Tue, 10 May 2016
40 years! On April 1, Apple celebrated their 40th anniversary at a great bash on their campus with Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe broadcasting live from the party. In its 40 years, Apple has created lots of products that have really changed the world and inspired other companies to copy or follow -- Macintosh, iPod, iPhone, iPad. They've also created a few products that haven't done so well -- Apple III, Lisa, Macintosh Portable, Pippin, MacTV, Quadra with DOS Card, hockey puck Mouse, Apple HiFi, G4 Cube. At our next meeting, we'll spend some time reminiscing and we'll have a few old products on hand that will bring back lots of memories. We'll also have some fun with some of the best Apple Ads over the last few decades.
At the latest product announcements, Apple has been saying that iPad Pro is more powerful than over 80% of the PC laptops sold in the last year. They also said they're focusing on having the iPad replace aging PC laptops that are 5 years old and older. If that's true, there better be real-world apps available that can handle the day-to-day needs of most consumers (but maybe not true Power Users). This month, we'll focus on some of those tools for business that work well with iOS. We'll look at Apple's iWork products, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Outlining, Project Management, PDF Workflows, Cloud integration, file sharing, Scanning, and more.
Since we'll be at the Apple Store, this will also be an opportunity to take a look at the new iPhone SE!