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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.