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Apple's Decade: A Look Back at Apple Through the 2000s

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Apple's Decade: 2000: Cubism and Steve
Apple's Decade: 2000: Cubism and Steve

PowerMac G4 Cube.

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We're taking a look back at the events and products that defined the last decade for Apple. Just three years before the start of the decade, Apple was being written off as a computer company that was sliding into oblivion.

In a relatively short period of time, Apple was able to pick itself up, become profitable, and then dominate industries that barely knew it existed a few years earlier. That makes the 2000s Apple's Decade.

So, let's begin our look back with the year 2000.

Apple's Decade: 2000

New Macintosh products introduced by Apple in the year 2000.

The specs below were base specifications; many Macs shipped with upgrades to these specs.

iBook SE (Clamshell): 366 MHz G3 processor, 64 MB RAM, 6 GB hard drive

PowerBook G3 (Pismo): 400/500 MHz G3 processor, 64 MB RAM, 6 GB hard drive

iMac (available in DV, DV+, and DV SE versions): 350/400/500 MHz G3, 64 MB RAM, 7 GB hard drive

Power Macintosh G4 (Gigabit Ethernet): 400/2x450/2x500 G4 processor, 64 MB, 20 GB hard drive

Power Macintosh G4 Cube: 450/500 MHz G4 processor, 64 MB RAM, 20 GB hard drive


Apple News: 2000

Steve Jobs becomes permanent CEO of Apple.


In Other News: 2000

US Supreme Court rules against recount in Florida presidential elections.

George W. Bush named President-Elect.

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