“At Macworld in early 2001, Apple chief executive, Steve Jobs, used his keynote address to introduce what has become a most important concept in the world of personal computers. He unveiled a diverse set of multimedia applications such as iTunes, iMovie, iDvd and iPhoto and told thousands of the Apple faithful that the Mac would become the digital server of their homes – their creative nerve centre,” Tim Bajarin writes for Personal Computer World.
“People with digital tools such as cameras, MP3 players, digital movie cameras and PDAs would use the new software to manage their digital photos, music, movies and data. Later that year, Apple even launched its iPod MP3 player and later tied it to the iTunes online music store. This made Apple a leader in innovative use of ‘digital lifestyle’ technology,” Bajarin writes.
“This vision of the Mac as a digital hub has become the model for the entire PC industry as it begins a major battle with the consumer electronics, cable and telecom industries, all of which are keen to have a similar role for their technologies,” Bajarin writes.
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