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This Week in Apple History
by Owen Linzmayer
& Bryan Chaffin

Archived Columns

December

This Week in Apple History - December 19-31: ScriptX, So Long Taligent, Apple Buys NeXT - December 30th, 2004
December 12-18: Apple Goes Public, 1984 Airs - December 16th, 2004
December 1-11: Byte Opens, Star Trek Demo, NeXT vs. Be - December 6th, 2004

November

November 21-31: Steve Calls Gil, NeXT, Toy Story - November 24th, 2004
November 14-20: McIntosh, IIe Killed, Butt-Head Astronomer - November 15th, 2004
November 7-13: Apple Goes Public, Windows, CHRP, & iPod Born
- November 11th, 2004
November 1-6: CompUSA, Monsters, Inc.
- November 1st, 2004

October

October 24-31: Sculley's Gift to Microsoft, Panther Released - October 31st, 2004
October 17-23: "1984," MessagePad 2100, OS 8.5, 9 - October 31st, 2004
October 10-16: NeXT Cube, Sculley Out, Rhapsody Seeds - October 31st, 2004
October 1-9: Apple Pay Beatles, Apple & IBM Partner, BeBox - October 31st, 2004

September

September 26-30: Gassée Resigns, Amelio Out - October 31st, 2004
September 19-25: Apple Sues Jobs, Mac Licensing Begins - October 31st, 2004
September 12-18: NEXTSTEP, NeXT Slab, Steve Jobs iCEO - October 31st, 2004
September 1-11: Power Bought, OS X On All New Macs - October 31st, 2004

August

August 22-31: "Welcome, IBM. Seriously," Too Late to License - October 31st, 2004
August 15-21: Luxo Jr., iMac Ships, eMachines Sued - October 31st, 2004
August 8-14: Happy Birthday, Woz! - October 31st, 2004
August 1-7: Newton Introduced, Big Brother Bill - October 31st, 2004

July

July 25-31: Lisa, Apple Setback in Microsoft Lawsuit - October 28th, 2004
July 18-24: Last 68k Mac, OS 8, Be - October 28th, 2004
July 10 - 17: The Executive Shuffle, Profits, Jaguar Introduced - October 28th, 2004
July 1 - 10: Hello Cat, So Long Gil, Goodbye Cube - October 4th, 2004

June

June 21 - 30: Bill Gates Offers To Help License Mac OS - September 23rd, 2004
June 14 - 20: Lisa Born, Sculley Out, Spindler In, eWorld Now - September 21st, 2004
June 7 - 13: The Woz Marries, Switcher Campaign Starts, IE Ended - September 17th, 2004
June 1 - 6: Capps Leaves Apple For Microsoft, eMac Goes Public - September 10th, 2004

May

May 23 - 31: The US Festival, Jobs' Failed Coup, TAM, Pirates - August 30th, 2004
May 16 - 22: Apple III & AppleLink introduced, iPod Division Created - Last updated May 17th, 2005
May 9 - 15: Lisa Canceled, Exponential Closes, OS X Born - Last updated May 9th, 2005
May 1 - 8: Big Blue Becomes Cloner, The iMac is Born! - July 2nd, 2004

April

April 25 - 30: HP Frees Woz, Lisa Discontinued, iTMS Launched - Last updated April 25th, 2005
April 19 - 24: Apple IIc Beats Mac, Mission: Impossible, & 5 Million iMacs - Last updated April 19th, 2005
April 11 - 17: Jobs' Demotion, IBM, Pink, Windows Lawsuit, Profit & Loss - May 14th, 2004
April 1 - 10: Apple Founded, John Sculley Chooses Change, Irony - Last updated April 4th, 2005

March

March 21 - 31: Xerox Suit, Oracle Takeover & Jesse Jackson on Apple - Last update: March 28th, 2005
March 14 - 20: Lots Of Mac History, 1 Million Macs, "Wicked Fast," Tell-All Book, Darwin - March 15th, 2004
March 7-13: Newton Pioneers Prepare To Leave, MessagePad 2000 Ships, Bunnies, Columbus - March 8th, 2004
March 1-6: Gassée Born, Homebrew Starts, Raskin Out - March 1st, 2004
February 22-29: Happy Birthday Steve, Goodbey Newton & Don Crabb - March 1st, 2004

February

February 15-21: Flower Power, Dalmations, & The Supreme Court - February 16th, 2004
February 8-14: Apple's Beginnings, The Newton, & Star Trek - February 9th, 2004
February 1-7: The Woz Leaves, Jobs Buys Pixar, Apple Gets A Grammy - February 6th, 2004

January

January 20-31: Mr. Spindler Goes To Cupertino, Pixar Disney Spat - January 29th, 2004
January 18-24: The Real 1984, Lemmings, Lisa, IIe, More - January 19th, 2004
January 11-17: The Woz Gets Married, '1984' Starts Showing - January 12th, 2004
January 1-10: eWorld, Cloning Begins, Gil Puts 'Em To Sleep, & iPod mini - Last update: January 3rd, 2005

is the author of Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World’s Most Colorful Company, published by No Starch Press earlier this year (US$13.97 - Amazon).

is the editor of The Mac Observer, and was egged on, in-part, in his obsession with the Mac by Owen's first book, The Mac Bathroom Reader.

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This Week in Apple History Archives

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