Top 5 Apple Keynote Moments of All Time

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The second week of September always means something special to lovers of Apple products. We’ll wait patiently at our computer screens and wait for Apple CEO Tim Cook to tell us there’s “one more thing” he wants to show off, hoping it’s something new and exciting. This year is no different and even more hyped because we’re due for a new iPhone. As we wait for the big announcement, we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite Apple keynote moments of all time. 

The Introduction of the iPhone:

In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone wearing his signature turtleneck, jeans, and sneakers to the most important keynote in the history of the company. The introduction of the iPhone was the start of a major revolution in smartphones. With the capabilities of an iPod, mobile phone and a personal computer, it was the most impressive device on the market. The original iPhone debuted at $499. 

The Introduction of the iPod

In 2001, Jobs introduced the iPod to the world by calmly taking it out of his pocket during the keynote speech. It was a huge improvement over other MP3 players of the time with its design simplicity, sleek design and 5GB of music storage. It would still be two years until the iTunes store was introduced, so users loaded songs onto the iPod through CDs. 

Steve Jobs Walking with the iBook:

In 1999, Steve Jobs browsed the web while walking across the stage, demonstrating the convenience of built-in Wi-Fi on the new iBook. Unlike most popular laptops of the time, the colorful computer had no wires connecting it to the internet or the wall. Jobs even passed it through a hula hoop to drive the point home.

The First FaceTime Conversation:

Jobs’ “one more thing” moment in 2010 was the first introduction of FaceTime on the iPhone 4. The two-way video chat feature was introduced alongside the iPhone 4 and the 4th gen iPod Touch, which was the first to have cameras. At the time, FaceTime could only be used through Wi-Fi, but this was updated after iOS6. In the keynote, Jobs announced that they were going to make FaceTime Open Source, meaning that other companies could use the tech in their devices, but that never came to fruition. 

The Introduction of the iMac:

In 1998, the iMac was faster, easier to use and much more colorful than any other home computer on the market. The product was the end of boring, beige machines and boasted a rounded, translucent and two-toned frame. It was also the end of using external modems to connect to the internet over phone lines as the iMac had two built-in modems. 

All of these moments have influenced our current tech landscape and as we wait for the release of the new iPhones, it’s important to recognize how far we’ve come.


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