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118 Apple Computer Innovations

From Desktop Beauty Pageants to Cutting Edge Concepts

— June 15, 2009 — Tech
Whether you’re a die-hard Apple computer consumer or swear by your Windows PC, you have to admit that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak have a good thing going.

For one thing, it’s tough to find an Apple product whose name isn’t prefaced with a lower case i. For another, Apple has managed to lure early adopters into their flock who are happy to dump their still-functional products in favor of the newest and shiniest tech toy.

Click through this cluster of Apple innovations to see some eye-popping concept gadgets, incredible branding moves and unforgettable ad campaigns.
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Apple Gives Out People's Passwords
Apple Gives Out People's Passwords
Computer Security at a New Low
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Computerless Video Rental
Computerless Video Rental
Apple TV Gets an Updated Interface
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116
iPad
iPad
Residential Tower Inspired by Apple's iPod
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115
Intercontinental Clone Wars
Intercontinental Clone Wars
Apple Upset Over Mac Cloning in Russia & Germany
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114
Apple Launch Disappoints
Apple Launch Disappoints
Germans Not Crazy About iPhone
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113
Costly Custom Computers
Costly Custom Computers
Luxury Apple Modifications
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112
Apple Nerdstalgia
Apple Nerdstalgia
3-Minute Video Highlights Mac Evolution
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111
Multitouch Functionality for Notebooks
Multitouch Functionality for Notebooks
Apple to Use Chords to Control Apps
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110
Super-Sized iPods
Super-Sized iPods
Apple Thinks Bigger is Better for MP3 Players
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109
$99 iPhones
$99 iPhones
Apple's Prices Drop From Lower to Lowest for Savvy Shoppers
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108
Sleek Browser Upgrades
Sleek Browser Upgrades
Apple Releases Safari 4.0 Beta
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107
Branded Apple Gear
Branded Apple Gear
Simpsons iPods
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106
Monitor as a Docking Station
Monitor as a Docking Station
Apple's New Patent
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105
Corporate Gay Support II
Corporate Gay Support II
Apple Donates $100,000 to Fight Prop 8
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104
Apple-Inspired Music Storage
Apple-Inspired Music Storage
The Real-Life iShelf Mimics iTunes' Album Navigation
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Hymn Book Becomes iPod Cover
Hymn Book Becomes iPod Cover
Worship at the Church of Apple
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102
Apple Sues Over Podcast Trademark
Apple Sues Over Podcast Trademark
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101
Apple's 'Get a Mac' Ads Are Now in Japanese
Apple's 'Get a Mac' Ads Are Now in Japanese
Why Can't Apple Be Fresh?
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Apple To Sell DRM Free Music
Apple To Sell DRM Free Music
Apple Announce Deal With EMI
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Apple Releases 8GB RED nano
Apple Releases 8GB RED nano
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98
Web-Ready Gadgets
Web-Ready Gadgets
Apple Releasing Wi-Fi Equipped iPods
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97
Incoherent Commercials
Incoherent Commercials
A Drunk Jeff Goldblum for Apple iMac
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96
Apple Ad Assaults
Apple Ad Assaults
Apple Continues PC Bashing With New Campaign
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95
Reinventing Viral Technologies
Reinventing Viral Technologies
Apple Revamps iPods
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94
Cisco Sues Apple Over iPhone Trademark
Cisco Sues Apple Over iPhone Trademark
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93
Apple's New iMac Released
Apple's New iMac Released
More Refined & Mature
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92
Unlocking iPhones Is Illegal
Unlocking iPhones Is Illegal
Apple Hackers In Trouble
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Color iPod Shuffles?
Color iPod Shuffles?
Apple Shuffle Gets Less Boring
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Cross-Platform Expansions
Cross-Platform Expansions
AutoDesk Considers Apple Version of AutoCAD
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89
MacWorld Update
MacWorld Update
Apple Air To Create Stir in Mobile Computing?
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Group Therapy Parodies
Group Therapy Parodies
Apple Ad: PCs Living with Vista
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Apple Teams With Jaguar
Apple Teams With Jaguar
JaguarDrive Selector
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Cross Promoting Music
Cross Promoting Music
Coldplay in Apple iTunes Commercial
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Apple Unveils Intel-based Mac Mini
Apple Unveils Intel-based Mac Mini
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84
Credit Crunched Mobiles
Credit Crunched Mobiles
While the iPhone 3G S is Eagerly Awaited, Apple Cuts Prices
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It's all About Style.  Apple's New Line of Fashionable Laptops
It's all About Style. Apple's New Line of Fashionable Laptops
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Solar Cells on Portable Devices
Solar Cells on Portable Devices
New Apple Patent Promises Green Gadgets
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Big Apple Ban on Mobile Phones
Big Apple Ban on Mobile Phones
iPods and Cellphones On the Chopping Block
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Apple Indoctrination
Apple Indoctrination
The Field Trip Program Targets Kids
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Tribeca Grand Hotel Launches the Apple iStudio Hotel Room
Tribeca Grand Hotel Launches the Apple iStudio Hotel Room
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78
Force Sensing Technology
Force Sensing Technology
Microsoft One Upping Apple?
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77
Cartooned Gadget-Bashing
Cartooned Gadget-Bashing
'The Simpsons' Mocks Apple
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76
Apple TV
Apple TV
Forget About TiVo
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Collecting Apple Campaigns
Collecting Apple Campaigns
Geeks Create Montage of All 38 "Get a Mac" Ads
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74
Apple to Sell Sitcom Hits in iTunes Video Store
Apple to Sell Sitcom Hits in iTunes Video Store
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73
Sneaky Musical Promos
Sneaky Musical Promos
Apple Mac Music Video Ad
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72
Media Device Rivals
Media Device Rivals
Microsoft, Apple and Sony Go Head to Head Over Handheld Devices
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71
What if Microsoft bought Apple?
What if Microsoft bought Apple?
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70
Spoof Apple Gadgets
Spoof Apple Gadgets
The iMac Shuffle Nixes the Screen in Favor of Sleek Aluminum
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69
Apple Tablet Underway?
Apple Tablet Underway?
Time for Touch-Screen MacBook
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68
Apple iPhone Video Update
Apple iPhone Video Update
All Features in One Video
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67
Affordable Apple Laptops
Affordable Apple Laptops
Invitation Sparks Price Tag Speculation
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66
Cool Phone Trends
Cool Phone Trends
Samsung's UpStage Versus Apple's iPhone
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65
Sleek iPhone Battery Packs
Sleek iPhone Battery Packs
The 'Juice Pack 3G' is Apple-Approved
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64
Apple Launches 3 New iPods
Apple Launches 3 New iPods
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63
Pageants for PCs
Pageants for PCs
Online Beauty Competition for Computers Seeks Attractive Apples
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62
Apple iPods are Made in Sweatshops (Allegedly)
Apple iPods are Made in Sweatshops (Allegedly)
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61
Apple Control at Your Fingertips
Apple Control at Your Fingertips
iRing (UPDATE)
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60
Apple Commercials Boost Artists
Apple Commercials Boost Artists
Yael Naim Soars Thanks To MacBook Air Ad
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59
Apple Starts iPhone v2 Before Releasing v1
Apple Starts iPhone v2 Before Releasing v1
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Apple Offers Free Recycling of Any Brand
Apple Offers Free Recycling of Any Brand
A Greener Apple
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57
50 Cent And Apple Near Partnership?
50 Cent And Apple Near Partnership?
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56
Sacrilegious iPhone Apps
Sacrilegious iPhone Apps
‘Me So Holy' Deemed Too Devilish by Apple
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55
Anti-Apple Campaign
Anti-Apple Campaign
Nokia "Open To Anything" Posters in NYC
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54
Apple Mailbox
Apple Mailbox
From Inbox To Yard
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53
Apple Fatal Errors
Apple Fatal Errors
MacBook Released, Minus B Key
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52
Steve Woz & Jobs Dolls
Steve Woz & Jobs Dolls
Apple-Theme Toys At PodBrix
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51
Retro Inventions
Retro Inventions
Apple Admits iPod Invented in 1979, Uses Inventor in Court
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50
Is VW Concept Apple's Mystery Car?
Is VW Concept Apple's Mystery Car?
Space Up! Blue Could Be Apple iCar
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Geek Stenciled Fruit
Geek Stenciled Fruit
Apple Branded Fuji Apples are Deliciously Memorable
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48
iPhone Laptops
iPhone Laptops
Olo Computers And Apple Partnership
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Apple Stalks iPhone Users
Apple Stalks iPhone Users
Weather & Stocks Apps As Spy Tools
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46
Engadget Hoax Drives Apple Stock Down $4 Billion
Engadget Hoax Drives Apple Stock Down $4 Billion
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Fiat has Apple Envy
Fiat has Apple Envy
Wants its Retro Car to be iPod of Autos
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44
24/7 Apple Store in Manhattan
24/7 Apple Store in Manhattan
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Apple Compatible Toilet
Apple Compatible Toilet
Air Poo
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Spy Commercials
Spy Commercials
Apple iPhone 3G S ‘Break In'
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Apple iTV
Apple iTV
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Apple's Dual Trackpad Phone
Apple's Dual Trackpad Phone
iPhone Flip
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Traceable Technologies
Traceable Technologies
The Apple iPhone Stencil Kit Makes Interface Copy Easy
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38
Galactic iPod Wallets
Galactic iPod Wallets
The Silver Krusell Apple Ipod Nano Music Remix Case
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37
Touchscreen Receivers
Touchscreen Receivers
Alpine iXA-W404 2-DIN is Apple and Bluetooth-Friendly (CES 2009)
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Impatient Apple Memes
Impatient Apple Memes
Outcry Over Wait Cursor Inspires "Spinning Rainbow" Frustration
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£20,000 iPhone
£20,000 iPhone
Diamond Apple Mobile
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Apple Netbooks
Apple Netbooks
If It's Real, The iPod Touch HD Will Have a Much Bigger Screen
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33
Apple iPhone
Apple iPhone
New Killer Phone in the Works
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Apple Now Offers Double the Capacity
Apple Now Offers Double the Capacity
32 GB iPod Touch
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Geeky Hygiene Products
Geeky Hygiene Products
Artisanal iPhone Soap To Suds Up Serious Apple Addicts
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$1000 iPhone Apps
$1000 iPhone Apps
Apple Pulls "I am Rich" Ruby
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New Apple iPod Campaign
New Apple iPod Campaign
"Mi Swing Es Tropical"
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Apple Advertising Fraud
Apple Advertising Fraud
iPhone 3G Ads Yanked in U.K.
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The iCar
The iCar
Apple To Team With VW
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Geeky Stuffed Toys
Geeky Stuffed Toys
Plush Steve Jobs from PodBrix Lets You Cuddle the Apple Creator
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Mac-based Tablet Computer
Mac-based Tablet Computer
Apple Modbook Now On Sale
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Apple iPhone Ad Campaign Begins
Apple iPhone Ad Campaign Begins
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Hot Gizmos of the Future
Hot Gizmos of the Future
The Apple iThink Concept
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Keyboardless Computers
Keyboardless Computers
Apple Introduces A Keyboardless MacWheel at MacWorld
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Hip College Gadgets
Hip College Gadgets
Apple Wins in Campus Poll, Even Over Beer
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Apple iPhone Revealed
Apple iPhone Revealed
iPod + Phone + Internet + No Buttons!
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New Apple iPod + iTunes Commercial
New Apple iPod + iTunes Commercial
Gamma
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Mac Pillows
Mac Pillows
Apple Lovers Rejoice Over Geektastic Home Decor
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Superb Branded Vehicles
Superb Branded Vehicles
The Apple iMo Reveals the Next Generation of Robotic Urban Cars
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Apple-Licensed Appliances
Apple-Licensed Appliances
Gorenje Fridge
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Apple Mines Diamonds & Gold
Apple Mines Diamonds & Gold
Luxury Mac Book Pro
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$41,225 Apple Luxury
$41,225 Apple Luxury
Gold & Diamond Encrusted iPhone
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iPod Parking Lots
iPod Parking Lots
The 'Charging Station Valet' for Die-Hard Apple Lovers
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Extended Laptop Screens
Extended Laptop Screens
Apple triBook Has Fold-Out Panels to Boost Viewing Area
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Win an Apple iPhone at TrendHunter.com
Win an Apple iPhone at TrendHunter.com
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Apple-Branded Automobiles
Apple-Branded Automobiles
The iMo is the iAnswer to Congested City Roads
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9
Mosaics for Marketing
Mosaics for Marketing
Steve Jobs Made of Apple Products
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Copying 1960s Product Design
Copying 1960s Product Design
Braun Products the Secrets to Apple Success
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Cross-Branded Bikes
Cross-Branded Bikes
Apple Bicycle Takes You for a Green, High-Tech Ride
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Apple Ring Remote
Apple Ring Remote
iRing Controls iPods
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Innovative Apple Appliances
Innovative Apple Appliances
10 Mac Products That Are Flashy, But Fake
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Transparent Apple Displays
Transparent Apple Displays
MacBook Touch
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3
Gadget Inspired Coffins
Gadget Inspired Coffins
Apple iPhone & Microsoft Caskets
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iPod Bikini
iPod Bikini
Did Apple Buy Product Placement in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue?
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Disney Princess Laptops
Disney Princess Laptops
Macbook Cover Has Snow White Holding the Apple Logo
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