Apple’s software lineup in 2001

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In 2001 Apple was still at the beginning of its slow transition from the Mac OS 9 era into the X one and also building up what would become a prominent role in the desktop video market.

In may of that year a promotional video was released in which Steve Jobs showed off the first Apple Store: in the last part the camera pans on the aisles and we can take a look at the main software offerings from Apple, still a mix of classic product lines and solutions coming from the NeXT acquisition.

Apple products - May 2001

From left to right you can see boxes of Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS 9, AppleWorks 6, Final Cut (Pro) 1.2.5, AppleShare IP, AppleCare while in the lower part are Apple Media (blank) CDs and WebObjects 5.

Wednesday 10 December 2008, 8:55 am
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The Apple Store invades the world

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On the 30th of November 2003 Apple opened its first retail store outside the United States, as Owen Linzmayer and Bryan Chaffin promptly note on the “This Week in Apple History” website.

Ginza Apple Store windowThe honour was given to Japan with a five-floor Apple Store designed by Paul Warchol, located in Tokyo’s Ginza shopping district and staffed by Mac specialists who speak 10 different languages including Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Thai, Korean, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.

The first Tokyo Apple Store joined the 70+ the company had opened in the USA since May 2001 and, according to Apple’s senior vice president of Retail Ron Johnson it was meant to bring “the best personal computer buying experience to one of the greatest shopping destinations in the world”.

Picture of the Ginza Apple Store window by Matthew Tammers

Sunday 30 November 2008, 8:41 am
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