This Is How Much Apple Has Changed In a Decade

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It's amazing to see how things change in a little more than a decade. Back then, Steve Jobs preached the new iMac as the center of your digital life, the internet machine. Now, the internet machine fits in your pocket.

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But with sixteen times the memory, eight times the storage, and more than double its raw computational power. All in just a tiny fraction of the iMac's size and at almost half the price. It truly boggles the mind. Back then, if you told this to anyone, they would have thought you were nuttier than Mel Gibson on speed.

It's even more amazing to see how this tiny little thing has dwarfed the Mac. In 2009, Apple sold 10 million Macs—including the desktop and portables—compared to a whooping 45 million iPhones. And the 45 million is not counting the other iOS devices. Next year, the iPad alone is expected to surpass the sales of all Mac computers combined.

The difference in terms of revenue is about the same, so it's not surprising to see iOS development at the core of their World Wide Developer Conferences. The usual suspects may scream, but the iPhone 4 and the rest of the iOS devices are now not only the bread and butter of the company, but also its heart.

[Graphic based on Brett Jordan's original via tuaw]

DISCUSSION

And still I won't buy one, I've never even seen a Mac-computer live, I've only ever seen apple media players in stores, but then again I'm no artist, I guess the field of mechanical engineering isn't in Apple's repertoire. I live in Finland so guess that has something to do with it, BTW I haven't used Nokia phones in 4 years and in my 14 years of using a cell phones i've had only two Nokia cells: 6110i and the 5140, both excellent phones. But now I've been using Ericssons again and my latest is a Samsung Galaxy S, I even had a Siemens at one time, incredibly resilient piece of hardware, I dropped it 6 times from over 3 meters to a steel floor of a railroad car, and after the sixth time that it happened during my summer job it finally started tilting occasionally, but nothing serious. Grabbing the phone with both hands and twisting frame, you could hear the frame crunch where it had been fractured but still the damn thing worked, gotta love those old phones, it even had gprs! Now these things have to be handled like new born babies so not to scratch or dent them in any away... Aww my baby you wanna look at some hd movies with daddy do ya? Ok let's go watch them right now, gobbledygook!