April 2, 2016

My top 10 Apple products

Yesterday was Apple’s 40th anniversary. While I’m definitely a fan of the company, some products go beyond just being great and into love territory as I look back:

  1. MacBook Air (11-inch, Late 2010)
    I was lucky to be visiting the US when this laptop was released. I just walked into a store and picked the base 64GB one. I loved this laptop: it was fast, great battery, perfect size and extremely well built.
  2. Newton MessagePad 2100
    I’ve written about my love for the Newton before, but it deserves repeating. The Newton defined the sort of geek I’m today.
  3. iPod photo 40GB
    Podcasts, podcasts and more podcasts. I still have this iPod in a drawer and it basically was my home music player for about 5 years.
  4. iPhone 3GS
    The original iPhone created the category, but for me the 3Gs was the first one to start delivering on the promise. Probably the iPhone I used the longest.
  5. MacOS X 10.4
    The first OSX that was fast, stable, feature complete, and justified the feeling of superiority of regular users over Windows XP.
  6. iPhone 4S
    I skipped the iPhone 4, but the 4S retina screen was amazing. And the design felt like what Apple had wanted to release from the beginning.
  7. iPad Mini 2
    I had bought the original mini when it came out because it seemed like the closest relative to the Newton in size. When the retina version came out… I couldn’t help myself. It’s on my bag right now, love reading and browsing on it.
  8. MacBook (white plastic)
    Previous to the intel switch I’ve had an iBook G3 and G4. Great portables, but always a side computer to a desktop. The Intel Core Duo in the first Macbook made it my first laptop that was also my main machine… and I haven’t gone back to desktops since.
  9. Apple Cinema Display LED (27-Inch)
    My Dad completely surprised with one around when I moved back to Venezuela and I used it non-stop until left again. Just used it again on my last trip and it still rocks the colors.
  10. Magic Trackpad
    I’ve dreamt of this input device for a long time before it came out. And unlike and lot of other stuff I have dreamt about… it didn’t disappoint.


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