The Apple timeline - it's like computer porn (the other sort)

21 July 2009

For true Apple fanboys, this'll be like a Penthouse swimwear calendar. The chart below "documents the ever changing form factor and industrial design of Apple's products, not every single model number or slight change to a previous model". Or maybe the person responsible for compiling it was so thoroughly bored with the process by the end, he couldn't face adding another bleeding iPod Shuffle:

Click on the image to enlarge for a real good look at those beauties, including mice and monitors. Even after a brief glance, three points become immediately clear:

- Apple have had more product lines than you may have previously thought

- it took a loooong time for Apple to get sexy (there's an obvious change in direction from the lumbering grey office machines after Steve Jobs returned to the company in 1997)

- despite all their billions, despite employing the smartest minds on the planet, Apple still haven't developed a decent mouse. What are the odds that every developer at Apple even has a Mighty Mouse on their desk? The thing is one of the worst pieces of kit available, over-priced and mostly unusable, unless you happen to have severe arthritis. Or be Davros.

[Edwin Tofslie]

TOPICS:   Gadgets

22 comments

  • Dave S.
    Apple Fanbois don't like girls, so it wouldn't be anything like the Penthouse swimwear calendar. more like the FAPpachino or the latest BMW/Audi calendar, tossers.
  • SimbaK2K
    I love ipods, the phone and itunes compliments these well. However I'm not keen on the whole mac line and I'd rather cut off my arms then use one of their mices. I just don't 'get' them.
  • F.D. A.
    Pippin, Apple failed gaming console, is missing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Bandai_Pippin
  • Nobby
    Apple I looked quite stylish, at least compared to the Mac Classic.
  • Nobby
    Dave Smith is right. The first sentence should read "For true Apple fanboys, this’ll be like a Penthouse swimwear calendar for normal boys whose testes have dropped."
  • ed
    nah, dave is still waiting for the day BIll Gates does a naked PlayGirl shoot.
  • Nobby
    In fact, for real apple fanboys, there would be a tickbox underneath each picture.
  • Darren
    Dave & Nobby - True Mac envy... Obviously dont drive an Audi or own a Mac? why do so many people slate what is simply a great product??? why else is it as successful as it currently is? People knock it, but I bet you have all been into the Apple stores with Envy... you wouldn't complain if it was given to you.... now jog on with your Zune, Dell Machine and go for a drive in your Ford
  • numberwang
    /\ Darren here we have a fine example of a macfag in his bubble who thinks everybody envy's them "your jealous cus i got an audi car"............etc lol a normal person would never have started listing their belongings I overtake stuck up pricks like you in audi's all the time and don't feel a need to brag about MY car. :)
  • numberwang
    *waits for the inevitable hissy-fit excuse of a reply*
  • bawbag
    Well done on being able to overtake another car. Pray tell, what section of your CV have you listed this accomplishment under?
  • Nobby
    Darren, actually I do drive an Audi. I don't find it necessary to have a poster of all Audis on the wall though. I'm not slating Macs, I am slating Mac fanboys.
  • pucker
    Blokes moaning about how they dont 'get" apple products.... such a turn on for the ladies, that they think apple products are too expensive and too design conscious... real men who like a good bitch about technology, phwoar..
  • numberwang
    Thanks Its next to my PhD I don't have penis envy "bawbag" so don't feel a need to brag. :)
  • bawbag
    "It's next to my PhD" "[I] don't feel a need to brag" Interesting.
  • numberwang
    It must be hard living a life not understanding irony or sarcasm especially with a name like that I feel for ya
  • bawbag
    lol your actually kida funny mate sorry i was being suck a dickhead :)
  • numberwang
    haha, its okay man, no hard feelings your still a dickhead though LOL
  • numberwang
    Although, I must admit, I am a massive tool.
  • Darren
    NUMBERWANG - I didn't say I drove an Audi??? Your the one going on about driving an Audi??? and so is Nobby "I overtake stuck up pricks like you in audi’s all the time and don’t feel a need to brag about MY car." and I haven't listed anything else... so do one... TOOL
  • numberwang
    you & dave the first one's to mention Audi's mate LOL also its so sad that someone is so low as to impersonate me by using my name, so sad.............
  • Epifania T.
    Great i like these funny games. Thanks for sharing them. By the way, i know an another online games site. http://www.newexcellentgames.com Maybe you can go there to seek some other internet games. Hope you will be happy with it. Best wishes.

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