Apple had gotten things rolling five-and-a-half months earlier. On January 9, 2007, onstage at Macworld in San Francisco, CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the and touted its functionality, describing the gadget as the "ultimate" digital device. It immediately drew the attention of potential customers and competitors as a breakthrough in the way people use mobile computers.
June 26, 2008 3:58 AM PDT
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