Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A review of the history of Apple through its Web Site

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Awesome review of the history of Apple through its Web Site

Apple is a technology company that was born before the Internet became popular, but like any good tech company, Apple soon made their first appearances on the Internet. This is entirely logical and considering that it is a technology company that sells its products primarily to the consumer market and is not as focused on providing components or services to other companies.

Apple released its first official website in 2006 and since then has gained prominence and improving by leaps and bounds. Today the official Apple website is a must for all Maquera and has been the star of several releases of the company.

How about if we look at some of the different stages that the website has passed? We got on the internet time machine and travel through the history of the Apple website.

1996 - The first official website and the launch of the Apple PowerBook

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The first data we can get from the official Apple website through the Internet Time Machine is the year 1996. At that time the company first issued an official website.

In those moments, I was still pulling and Internet websites were much simpler than those we know today. The first web site of Apple was a very simple and virtually confined to hang press releases with information on new releases, as we can see from the picture that accompany these lines and corresponds to the PowerBook launch on 21 October 1996.

1997 - First and restyling campaign "Think Different"

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In 1997 Apple Design renews its official website and makes it a little more modern. Modern for the time when it was released, because to our eyes, accustomed to much more developed sites and present the design looks dated and past. OK, we're talking about a site 15 years ago.

This time, Apple chose to incorporate graphics to make the website more enjoyable as well as some pictures of their products and products developed with partners. It also offers Mac OS 8 stocks that could be made from July of that year.

In 1997, Apple also launched the Think Different campaign and promoted through its official website, although it would be a few months after this design.

1998 - Second major redesign of the iMac and arrival

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In 1998, Appple makes a much more important part of your site. The company's products gain prominence and somehow the main structure dl website reminds us that present today (one of the latest big highlighted below some pictures with other major products of the company).

This year, Apple released the iMac, the all in one computer that still continues in front and that was just updated a few weeks ago.

At this point, when Apple decides to open different sections of its products aimed at individuals and professionals.

1999 - A few changes

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In 1999 Apple's website does not undergo major changes. It is updated to show the new products and stresses that begin to use slogans to describe the latest novadades.

For screenshot that accompanies these lines, we see how the company announced at the time the Power Mac G4 with the slogan "Move over, speed of light", to highlight the high performance of the new Mac

2000 - New millennium, new upper bar

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In 2000, Apple introduced its first website in the top navigation bar, a bar that is still present today, 12 years later, but with a radically different design.

In 2000 the navigation bar on the official site of Apple showed links to Apple Store, iReview, iTools, iCards, QuickTime, and Mac OS X support, along with a secondary bar with links to sections like Today News, Rental, Hardware , Software, Made for Mac, Education, Creativity, Small Biz and Developers.

Navigating this website is really simple and the main highlights some see as Apple periodic sentences tested the 2001 version of Office for Mac

2001 - The iPod comes into the world and Apple redesigns its website

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The Apple iPod brings a total change Apple website. The new site continues to show a structure similar to the previous one, but with an important aesthetic change.

As in the previous version, Apple still uses a main navigation bar, and then a secondary highlights its latest innovation with the slogan "Say hello to iPhone".

In this case, Apple chooses gray tones that highlight the image of their products.

2002 - barely unchanged at the Apple website

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During 2002, the Cupertino company just made changes to its website. If the cover image updated with new products and in the case of the screenshot we see how Apple allows Mac OS X Jaguar purchased directly by clicking from the cover.

Below we see other products that Apple was promoting at the time, the 17-inch iMac was released this year and was also the year when Apple released iTunes 3.

2003 - The Apple site design liked and did not change

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It seems that the design of the previous years had a pretty big success and in 2003 the Apple website also underwent great changes. The aesthetics of the site is virtually the same and will have to wait to make a major change.

In 2003, Apple released the 20-inch iMac, Power Mac G5, iBook G4 and iTunes for Windows.

In the top menu are some changes to the websites that link, but really the aesthetic is very similar to what we already knew before.

2004 - A little color

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"From the creators of the iPod, this is the new iMac G5", this is the main slogan of the homepage of Apple in 2004.

This was the year in which the iMac started to approach the current design in terms of shape and left the beautifully designed "lamp" that was the previous generation and captive (and captivated many people).

It is the first time the Apple website earns some color and does so with the announcement of the iMac with a light blue background.

This year was also the year in which Apple introduced AirPort Express as we can see in the bottom of the site.

2005 - A lot of new products and upgrades

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In 2005, Apple updated a lot of their products and also introduces new products. It's the year of the iPod Shuffle, iPod Mini and iPod Photo. Besides the Mac Mini comes to market, the company launches new PowerBooks and iLife 05 comes to the market.

Definitely a year full of new and interesting sea for fans of the brand at the time, but with little change in the site we already knew before.

2006 - The dawn of a new era

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During this year, opens the Mac vs. PC ad campaign, in which two people interpret a PC and a Mac The PC is depicted as something outdated and old, while the Mac is much more modern and skilled.

In 2006, also hit the market the first MacBook, which was the basis of what we know today as Macbook Pro and MacBook Air. Apple launched a new range of iMac G5 and a new version of iPod Shuffle.

The year 2006 is also the year of the launch of the iPod Nano, a product that became a success and today still available (although with several generations behind).

2007 - Apple reinvents

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The year 2007 is perhaps the most important year in the recent history of Apple or, perhaps, the most important year in the history of the Cupertino company. 2007 changed everything.

In the first months of the year, the Apple site remains largely unchanged, but in January the slogan that can be seen on the screen makes it clear that it is an important year for the company, "the first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007. "

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In January, during the WWDC, Apple first introduced the iPhone and the world marveled. The company portal changed very little and remained with a design similar to previous years.

In June this year, along with the launch of the original iPhone to the market, Apple took the opportunity to take a big change to its official website. At this time the design is modernized and made more current and the current design of the site is simply an evolution of that premiere at this time.

Surely this just change the output of the iPhone is an example of the importance that the product has for the company. In the end it was shown that not only the iPhone was the first smartphone from Apple, but got completely change the phone market and give the push I needed to move.

The new website was dressed in black to highlight the new product, the iPhone. The top navigation bar is present, but with a different design.

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In addition, Apple introduced its first web site in the search bar Spotlight style to help users find content.

This year, Apple also released the iPod Touch, a new iPod nano and iPod Classic. In addition, the Mac product line is updated with a new iMac and the launch of Mac OS X Leopard. Later this year, Apple also draw the year to launch the AppleTV, certainly a very busy year filled with news in the Apple world.

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2008 - A step forward

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Apple maintains the same structure on its website, although the company starts to create much more attractive images to represent their products.

The year 2008 is the year of the iPhone 3G ("Twice as fast, half the price") and the second generation iPod Touch, incredibly slim player.

As for software, Apple releases iPhone OS 2.0 (which we know today as iOS) and also the arrival of the App Store and the era of the Apps .

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But perhaps the product that best represents the year 2008 is the arrival of the MacBook Air. The ultrathin Apple laptop that Steve Jobs first showed him out of a mailing envelope for your presentation.

Moreover, along with the MacBook Air, Apple also introduced the MacBook Pro with the design still has today.

2009 - Recent history

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In 2009, the Apple website receives barely changes. The company continues to create stunning images to showcase their products on the site and incorporate first purchase the blue button on the product description pages.

In 2009, Apple released the iMac design that was present until just a few weeks (until the arrival of the new iMac slim). He was also the year that the iPhone 3GS hit the market.

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In addition, this year the iPod Nano was updated for the first time joined a camera in it, but was withdrawn in the next generation of the device.

The Magic Mouse and Snow Leopard also made an appearance this year.

2010 - This changes everything, again

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After 2007, the year 2010 is one of the most important years for Apple. As in 2007, Apple introduced a revolutionary product in 2010: the iPad. The first tablet to get to be accepted by the public and the seed of what is today iPadizate.

After the presentation, many people thought the iPad was just an iPod Touch with a big screen, but the product was finally accepted by the market and many people ended up being totally in love with the device.

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In June, Apple introduced the iPhone 4. This generation iPhone became probably the most successful model of the company.

In late 2010, Apple changed the background of your site that later joined OS X Lion.

Apple went from a completely white background to another gray. This fund was first released along with the announcement of the arrival of the Beatles music to the iTunes Store. He was also the time when Apple eliminated the category of your iPod + iTunes navigation bar to accommodate the categories of products (Mac, iPod, iPhone and iPad).

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The year 2010 was also the year he reached the MacBook Air at Apple stores and upgraded most of the line Mac

2011 - A year ago

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One year ago, Apple returned to make small cosmetic changes on its website. In 2011, Apple changed the color of the top navigation bar for a darker shade. In addition, Apple improves interactivity creates menus and effects very pleasing to the eye.

Otherwise the changes were rather scarce. In 2011, Apple launched the iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iOS 5 and MobileMe's replacement, iCloud.

2012 - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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Our journey ends here at Apple's home page today where we find the latest releases of the company: the iPad Mini , the iPhone 5, the iPad Retina fourth generation, the new iPod touch and the new MacBook Pro with Retina display 13 inches.

Of course, Apple's website has undergone major changes since it was released in 1996, but also wins the company itself and its products. Luckily, Apple remains true to its philosophy of creating products and really wonderful pointers.

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It is interesting to see how Apple has been slowly giving importance to your website. At first only made changes over the years, but in recent years the pace of change has been increasing in recent years and we see how the site has gained a lot of importance to Apple. So important that today the Apple website is a benchmark for any Maquera and many of us choose to buy any new Apple product through its Apple Store Online, rather than going to any other point of sale (Apple Store, supermarkets, etc, etc ...).

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