Apple's 2011 Year-in-Review

This year was fascinating for Apple. From losing its leader to soldiering on with new products- here is the year in review for tech giant, Apple.
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Written by Staff Writer • Posted on Dec 30, 2011

Apple can boast of its highs for 2011, but most will remember this year as the year we lost Steve Jobs. Although its charismatic genius has passed, Apple also saw marketing, business and technology achievements this year that surely made him proud. Unfortunately, it also had its share of lows. Here is the 2011 year-in-review for Apple.

1. In February, Apple introduced Thunderbolt. Intel's LightPeak data transfer technology will more than likely be replicated by Acer and Asus in 2012, and it seems that many other companies will follow.

2. The iPad 2 was introduced in March. During the fourth fiscal quarter, Apple sold 11.12 million iPad 2 units. This iPad sold one-and-a-half times as many as it did during the same period earlier in the year.

3. Two security announcers found a database in the iPhone that was filled with location data. Apple claimed they were trying to develop a database of Wi-Fi hotspots, but this revelation came with a hit Apple's meticulously built reputation.

4. In June, Apple released Final Cut Pro X. With many different missteps, Apple had to release a 10.0.1 update -- and there are many users who still have issues with the program.

5. In June, Apple also introduced iCloud. After investing over 1 billion dollars in North Carolina-based data centers, Apple has started to look at data centers in Oregon.

Although Apple will dearly miss Steve Jobs, the technology legacy he created will continue on. Looking forward to 2012, Apple will continue to shape the world of technology.

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